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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Rain ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ J. Paul Getty ~ Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake ~ National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Good 48º cloudy drizzling rain morning. 

Yesterday the rain came on and off and occasionally it came down hard. 

Throw Back Thursday ... 1959 ballet show I was in... far right me and my partner Ron...

Picture of the Day ... really odd trees....


Jean Paul Getty  (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976), known widely as J. Paul Getty, was an American-born British petrol-industrialist, and the patriarch of the Getty family. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion. At his death, he was worth more than $6 billion (approximately $21 billion in 2018). A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the concurrent gross national product.
Despite his vast wealth, the billionaire was infamously frugal. He is remembered for two things: placing a pay phone in his home, and refusing to pay his grandson's $17 million kidnapping ransom. Getty placed dial-locks on all the regular telephones, limiting their use to his staff. A coin-box telephone was installed at his mansion for guests to use so that he would not be billed for their calls. As for his grandson's kidnapping, Getty ended up paying the $2.2 million portion of the ransom that was tax deductible, and loaned the remaining $800,000 of the ransom to his son (at 4% interest) to pay the kidnappers.
Getty was an avid collector of art and antiquities. His collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, and more than $661 million of his estate was left to the museum after his death. He established the J. Paul Getty Trust in 1953. The trust is the world's wealthiest art institution, and operates the J. Paul Getty Museum.

From Mr. Food

Don't have a lot of time to put a fancy cake together? Have you ever tried a dump cake recipe? Our Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake recipe is as easy as 1-2-3 and tastes as yummy as "O-M-G!" Apple Cinnamon goodness, all from the simplicity of a dump cake recipe, means that this apple dump cake is the best thing that's ever happened to your  dessert list!


  • 2 (21-ounce) cans apple pie filling
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon pie filling into baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, cinnamon chips, walnuts, and cinnamon. Sprinkle dry mixture evenly over pie filling, then drizzle with butter.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve warm or cold.


***This Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake tastes even better when it's topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Yum!

Historically this data....
1939 – Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five. SO bizarre!

1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

1961 – American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.

1973 – Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.

And births this date include...
1936 – Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1973) 

1944 – George Lucas, American director

1984 – Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook

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

May 14th ushers in National Buttermilk Biscuit Day to celebrate this high-rising breakfast staple.
Biscuits are made using baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent rather than yeast.  A typical buttermilk biscuit recipe contains flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, and buttermilk.  They are often referred to as a “quick bread,” indicating they do not need time to rise before baking. While being made, the dough is beaten and folded to incorporate air, which expands while baking, causing the biscuit to rise. 
Before the American Civil War, biscuits emerged as an inexpensive addition to meals. This sturdier bread product soon became popular as people realized it absorbed the gravy on their plate better than plain bread. Soon a new family favorite, biscuits and gravy, was created.
Alexander P. Ashbourne patented the first biscuit cutter in 1875.
Supermarkets offer canned biscuits that are refrigerated until ready to be baked. In 1931, Ballard and Ballard patented these refrigerator biscuits.
Biscuits have been a staple of the Southern United States cuisine for many years and are often made with buttermilk.  Traditionally served as a side dish with butter, they are also served at breakfast with molasses, light sugarcane syrup, maple syrup, sorghum syrup, honey, jam or jelly, or as a breakfast sandwich.


Share your favorite recipes and biscuit combinations. Aside from biscuits and gravy, give these biscuit ideas a try:
  • Make biscuit breakfast sandwiches with eggs and cheese.
  • Serve biscuits with your favorite soup. It’s better than dumplings!
  • Use biscuit dough to make pizza crust. Partially bake the dough before adding toppings.
  • Warm biscuits with butter and jelly satisfy every time.
  • Serve biscuits with pork chops, pork loins, or pulled pork.
  • BBQ and biscuits hit the spot, too. They soak up the juices quite well.
  • Whenever you have fresh fish, serve homemade biscuits. Catfish and biscuits are particularly delicious.
  • Who likes tomato sandwiches during the summer? When fresh tomatoes ripen on the vine, slice them up while they’re warm. Add a little bit of mayonnaise and sprinkle of salt and sandwich them between two warm biscuits.
  • Don’t forget dessert. Biscuits make an excellent base for strawberry shortcake. Just add a little sugar to your dough to sweeten it. You’ll make up the rest of the sweetness with the strawberries and whipped cream.
If you’re looking for a recipe, try the one of the recipes below.