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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Rain ~ Geese/Turkeys ~ Picture of the Day ~ President Buchanan ~ Buffalo Chicken Dip ~ National Blueberry Pancake Day

Good 47º super POURING on and off raining morning. 

Yesterday the rain came down in buckets for awhile, and of course Dude and Bruiser were out in it because of "nature calls"! Joy. 

 I heard a bunch of gobbling and honking and here were a bunch of the Canadian Geese on the barn roof and honking at the wild turkeys down by the fence....

After I took the picture of the geese, they left! :o)

Picture of the Day .... giggle....


James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States, and served in office from 1857 to 1861. Buchanan is the only U.S. president who never married. In 1819, Buchanan became engaged to Ann Coleman, the daughter of a wealthy iron mogul. Amidst rumors that Buchanan was seeing other women, Coleman broke off the engagement. She died shortly thereafter, leaving Buchanan brokenhearted. Buchanan vowed to never marry, and he never did. During Buchanan’s time in the White House, his niece Harriet Lane assumed the responsibilities of first lady. James Buchanan is the only president to remain a lifelong bachelor in U.S. history.
If you want to read more about Buchanan's bio, go here:

Super Bowl Sunday is coming..... here's a good TV watching snack...

Buffalo Chicken Dip

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup hot sauce (recommended: Frank's)
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
Crackers, bread or carrot sticks for serving

Preheat oven to 425º.
In saucepan over moderate heat, melt cream cheese until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add celery, hot sauce, and chicken and mix well. Transfer mixture to a 9" pie plate and sprinkle the blue cheese on top.
Bake until hot and bubbly, about 25 minutes.
Serve with crackers, bread or carrot sticks.

Historically this date......
1887 – In a snowstorm at Fort KeoghMontana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.

1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first US television appearance

1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.

1980 – USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crew members.

And births this date include....
1936 – Alan Alda, American actor, screenwriter, and director
A Hollywood person, married to the same women since 1957!!

1981 – Elijah Wood, American actor

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

On January 28th, National Blueberry Pancake Day brinks the sweetness of blueberries to your pancake, flapjack or hotcake.
The early pancakes consisted mostly of flour and milk and were more like biscuits. Later, eggs, milk, a leavening agent (such as baking powder) and fat were added creating the fluffier, lighter pancake we know today.
Adding blueberries to the pancake batter when mixing up the ingredients may result in a bluish hue. To avoid this, add them right after dropping dollops of batter to the hot griddle.
Blueberries add a freshness to pancakes and nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese and copper.


Whip up some pancakes with this recipe:  Todd’s Famous Blueberry Pancakes recipe.