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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Dude/Bruiser ~ American Water Spaniel ~ Crescent Chicken Pot Pie ~ National Corn Chip Day 

Good 39º dark cloudy morning. 

The rain early yesterday kept coming down...
then in the morning we got 5 minutes of sun... then it was gone and back to the rain.... The rain stopped and then the sun came and went all day. 

A couple of the geese were back on the barn roof...

Picture of the Day.... LOL! This is Dude and Bruiser for sure!!! Dude is 85 pounds and Bruiser is 12 pounds. And yes, Bruiser is the boss!


The American Water Spaniel (AWS), is a breed of spaniel which originated in the United States. Developed in the state of Wisconsin during the 19th century from a number of other breeds, including Irish Water Spaniels.
They are medium-sized dogs, and have a double layered coat, which comes in a variety of brown related shades. A versatile hunting dog, they are also suitable for apartment life due to work by breeders to develop a breed with an even temperament.
Originating in Wisconsin, the American Water Spaniel is the Wisconsin state dog. The breed originated in the areas along the Fox River and its tributary the Wolf River during the early 19th century.
Hunters needed a dog that could work on both land and water, a versatile hunter skilled at bringing in a variety of game. Hunters also wanted a hunting dog compact enough to be transported in a small skiff, one that was able to withstand Wisconsin's cold water temperatures.
Breeds involved in the creation of the American Water Spaniel are thought to have included the Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever, native Indian dogs, the Poodle, and either the Sussex Spaniel or another type of field spaniel.
The American Water Spaniel remains a rare breed. During 1998 only 233 puppies were registered with the AKC, with an estimated 3,000 dogs in existence mostly around the Midwestern United States, in particular in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

You like pot pies? Here is a good and easy recipe....
Crescent Chicken Pot Pie

Cozy comfort meal for chilly weather and an easy dinner.
1 16oz bag frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups cubed cooked chicken (use cooked rotisserie chicken from market)
1 10 3/4 oz can condensed (reduced fat and reduced sodium) cream of chicken soup
1 10 3/4 oz can (reduced fat and reduced sodium) cream of mushroom soup
1 8oz can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls

In large bowl mix vegetables, chicken, and soups. Pour into 13x9 cooking sprayed glass baking dish.

Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles, press perforations to seal. Place rectangles over chicken mixture. Pinch center edges to seal. Press outside edges of dough to edges of baking dish.

Bake 350º 25-30 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

**Switch out mixed frozen veggies for your favorite frozen veggie.
Sprinkle shredded cheese over crust during last 5 minutes of baking time.

Historically this date......
1916 – World War IParis is first bombed by German zeppelins.

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

1979 – Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
WOW.... whack job! And only 17 years old at the time. Of course it hasn't gotten better since then with all the school age kids shooting students and teachers. An epidemic! Click on her name and read about the horrible life she had.

And births this date include.....
1913 – Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
... and as my high school pal Adelle (Easton) related to me her dad was an officer on a Coast Guard ship and Mature was one of his underlings. When he had given Mature an order and someone said, "Don't you know who that is??? It's Victor Mature!" Del's dad remarked, "Mature, manure, I don't care what his name is!"

1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)

1942 – Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
shot her boyfriend Spider Sabich...
    no recent photos of this beauty... she must be shy...

1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress
Busy gal, 5 husbands!

1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
.... interesting read.... my sister knew his family. They had a place at Tahoe and she said they were the NICEST family!

1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver

1970 – Paul Ryan, American politician

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

On January 29th, grab the queso or salsa and celebrate National Corn Chip Day. Recognized each year across the country, the day encourages corn chip lovers to whip up their favorite dips and toppings.
The corn chip or friotes are not to be confused with the tortilla chip. Both are made from cornmeal which is baked or fried in oil.
Differing steps for processing the corn separate the tortilla from the corn chip. The corn for a tortilla chip is soaked in a lime-water solution that breaks down the hulls. This process creates a crisper, milder chip. A corn chip is sturdier with a stronger corn flavor. Both were popular snacks originating in Mexico.
There are two men credited with patenting and marketing the corn chip in the United States. First, Isador J. Filler often ate a tostada (a hard corn tortilla with toppings) while traveling in San Antonio, Texas as a salesman. He struck on the idea of making them in rectangles and marketing them as a chip. In 1932 he patented his concept.
Around the same time, Elmer Doolin was also traveling in San Antonio and was enjoying friotes. According to the story, he paid $100 for the recipe. Experimenting in his home until he created the ideal chip, Doolin then started selling them from the back of his Model T Ford. When he began mass-producing them under the name of Frito Corn Chips, they were a hit.
In 1945, Doolin came to an agreement with Herman Lay (of potato chip fame) to distribute Doolin’s Fritos across the country. The two companies merged in 1959 after Doolin’s death.


Grab your favorite corn chips. Add some dips or topping. 


National Corn Chip Day has been observed since at least 2002. However, we’ve not been able to identify the organizer of the celebration.