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Friday, December 6, 2019

Fog/Sun ~ Picture of the Day ~ Chevy Chase ~ Drive 'Em Wild Potatoes ~ Saint Nicholas Day 

Good 34º super foggy morning. 

Yesterday the fog lifted by early afternoon and we had a bit of sunshine and topped at 57º.

Picture of the day... LOL

Interesting..... Hmmmmmm..........

 Chevy Chase is a comedic actor who is best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and his starring roles in the films Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), and Fletch (1985). Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase in New York City. Chase was named for his adoptive grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, while the nickname "Chevy" was bestowed by his grandmother, derived from the medieval English ballad "The Ballad of Chevy Chase". As a descendant of the Scottish Clan Douglas, the name seemed appropriate to her.

Chase is an active environmentalistcharity fundraiser, and liberal. He raised money for Bill Clinton in the 1990s and John Kerryin the 2004 Presidential Election. Following the 2004 elections, Chase mocked President George W. Bush during a speech at a People for the American Way benefit at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, referring to the President as an "uneducated, real lying schmuck" and a "dumb fuck."

From Mr. Food...

Drive your gang wild by serving 'em the creamiest, cheesiest, and most flavorful whipped potatoes they've ever eaten. Our Drive 'Em Wild Potatoes combine some of the tastiest ingredients out there to create the ultimate side dish recipe. They're perfect alongside any of your favorite main dishes!


  • 3 cups warmed mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh chives, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, 1 tablespoon chives, and pepper; mix well. Spoon into the casserole dish and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese is golden. Sprinkle with the remaining chives and serve.


***Feel free to use either instant of homemade mashed potatoes, whatever works for you!

Historically this date...
1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is published.

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1877 – The first edition of the Washington Post is published.

1877 – Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.

1897 – London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs.

And births this date include....

1900 – Agnes Moorehead, American actress (d. 1974)
1920 – Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)
1924 – Wally Cox, American actor (d. 1973)
1928 – Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
1948 – JoBeth Williams, American actress

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

On December 6th, Saint Nicholas Day recognizes the third-century saint who became an inspiration for the modern-day Santa Claus. 
St. Nicholas is known for selling all his possessions and giving his money to the poor. Raised as a devout Christian, St. Nicholas dedicated his whole life to serving the sick and suffering.
Legendary stories about St. Nicholas later become part of the inspiration for the modern-day Santa Claus. For example, during the third century, a daughter’s chances of marriage increased when her father offered a large dowry to prospective husbands. One story tells of a poor father with three daughters. He had no dowry to offer.
Traditionally, shoes were left by fires at night so they could dry. On three separate occasions, Ol’ St. Nicholas provided a dowry for each girl. It is said, he made gold appear in their shoes, drying by the fire.
While St. Nicholas Day is not to be confused with Christmas, there are similarities. Traditions include leaving gifts in shoes (or stockings) or the exchange of small gifts. Another tradition suggests leaving treats for good boys and girls. However, the naughty ones receive a twig or chunk of coal.
Interesting facts associated with St. Nicholas:
  • He is the patron saint of a great many causes. Some of the causes include sailors, travelers, clergy, school children, and thieves, to name a few.
  • He was born in the village of Patar, which was located on the southeastern coast of modern-day Turkey.
  • Buried in a tomb in Myra, water believed to have healing powers formed in his grave. It is called the Manna of Saint Nicholas.
  • December 6th is also known as The Feast of St. Nicholas and is widely celebrated in Europe.


St. Nicholas Day is celebrated worldwide on the anniversary of his death, December 6th.