Good 35º dark cloudy/foggy morning.
Christmas Eve.... let's hope Santa stays safe and this doesn't happen...
Picture of the Day...
Interesting about pangrams....
A pangram is a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once. Pangrams have been used to display typefaces, test equipment, and develop skills in handwriting, calligraphy, and keyboarding. The best-known English pangram is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". It has been utilized by Western Union to test data communication equipment for accuracy and reliability, and is now used by a number of computer programs (most notably the font viewer built into Microsoft Windows) to display computer fonts.
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I've made this a number of times over the years...
The Best Five Onion Soup
1/4 cup butter
1 leek, chopped (white and pale parts only)
1 red onion chopped
2 shallots chopped
2 celery stocks chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
1/2 cup dry sherry
4 cups chicken stock
1 12oz russet potato peeled and cut into 1" pieces
Melt the butter in a heavy Dutch oven over medium heat. Add next 7 ingredients and sauté until translucent (6-10 minutes). Add sherry, simmer until liquid evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken stock and potato. Simmer about 20 minutes, until potato is very tender. Lightly puree soup in blender or food processor in small batches. Season with salt and pepper. Bring soup back to simmer. Thin with more stock if desired.
Historically this date.....
1818 – The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
1826 – The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
1968 – Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.
2000 – The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery.
And births this date include...
1923 – George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
1971 – Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer
1974 – Ryan Seacrest, American television host
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Christmas Eve. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo