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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ Turkeys Raised ~ Hamburger Soup ~ Linda Nantz ~ National Cookie Day 

Good 36ΒΊ and oh my gosh it's SUPER foggy morning.

Yesterday the fog hung around and hung around....  

as well as in Grants Pass.....

It finally started going away just after 12 noon! 

Picture of the Day  😊😊


 There are roughly 100 million turkeys that live on farms across the United States. On Thanksgiving, we were expected to eat 46 million of them. The latest 2016 numbers from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service shows that two-thirds of turkeys produced in the U.S. hail from six states. Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production, with 49 million turkeys. Next is North Carolina, with 33 million turkeys. Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia round out the list, with each state contributing more than 15 million turkeys annually.
I have wild turkeys here, but they are not killed, at least not hunted on my property!

From Mr. Food....

There's lots of yummy hamburger meat in this soup! Our Hamburger Soup is a kid-favorite, especially because it's got their favorite veggies in it. We love to serve this with soup with buns for dunking, just to make it a little more fun.


  • 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen peas and carrots
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until browned; drain.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  3.  ***Top with shredded cheddar cheese to enjoy a cheeseburger soup.

Special birthday today, my BFF Linda Nantz is celebrating. Happy Birthday pal! xo

Linda's husband Andy and my Jerry were in the Marines together. Linda has gone with me a number of times to the LASD reunion in Laughlin. She and Andy both belong to car clubs and have several neat old cars! Linda is busy as she volunteers at the Senior Center in Woodland, CA and also drives the vets to their doctor appointments.

Historically this date...
1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.

1918 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office.

1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, FloridaUnited States

1991 – Pan Am goes bankrupt and ceases operations.

1991 – Journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut. He is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.

And births this date include....

1912 – Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)

1918 – Albert Francis Capone, American crime boss son (d. 2004)

1934 – Wink Martindale, American game show host

1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor

1944 – Dennis Wilson, American musician (d. 1983)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Cookie Day on December 4th serves up a sweet treat. Bakers across the country warm up the ovens for holiday baking, and tins of cookies are given to friends and family all season long.
We can thank the Dutch for more than windmills and tulips.  The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word koekie meaning “little cake.”
Hard cookie-like wafers have existed for as long as baking has been documented. Not surprisingly, they traveled well. However, they were usually not sweet enough to be considered cookies by modern-day standards.
The origin of the cookie appears to begin in Persia in the 7th century, soon after the use of sugar became common in the region. They then spread to Europe through the Muslim conquest of Spain. Cookies were common at all levels of society throughout Europe by the 14th century, from the royal cuisine to the street vendors. 
Cookies arrived in America in the 17th century.  Macaroons and gingerbread cookies were among the popular early American cookies.
In most English-speaking countries outside of North America, the most common word for cookie is “biscuit.”  In some regions, both terms, cookies and biscuits are used.
Cookies are classified into different categories, with the most common ones being:
Bar cookies – Drop cookies – Filled cookies
Molded cookies – No bake cookies
Pressed cookies – Refrigerator cookies
Rolled cookies – Sandwich cookies


Pick up some cookies at your local bakery.  Remember to share some of your cookies with your family and friends! Try one of the following cookie recipes:


In 1976, Sesame Street included National Cookie Day on its calendar for the first time on November 26.  The Cookie Monster also proclaimed his own National Cookie Day in the 1980 book The Sesame Street Dictionary.  
Then in 1987, Matt Nader of the Blue Chip Cookie Company out of San Francisco created Cookie Day celebrating it on December 4.