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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Nestle Company ~ Farmer's Breakfast Bake ~ National Tempura Day


Good 39º cloudy foggy morning. 
Yesterday it rained and rained all day.

Picture of the Day... perfect timing

Interesting about Nestle Company.....

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss transnational food and drink company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. It ranked No. 64 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2017 and No. 33 on the 2016 edition of the Forbes Global 2000 list of largest public companies.

Nestlé's products include baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks. Twenty-nine of Nestlé's brands have annual sales of over 1 billion Swiss franc's (about US$1.1 billion), including Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer's, Vittel, and Maggi. Nestlé has 447 factories, operates in 189 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. It is one of the main shareholders of L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company.

Nestlé was formed in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The company grew significantly during the First World War and again following the Second World War, expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. The company has made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Crosse & Blackwell in 1950, Findus in 1963, Libby's in 1971, Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988, Klim in 1998, and Gerber in 2007.


From Mr. Food


Our Farmer's Breakfast Bake is a spin on an old favorite. Sort of a cross between a quiche and a tart, this breakfast dish features an amazing hash brown crust and creamy cheese layer your whole family will love! Plus, this has a refrigerated shortcut that makes it super easy! It's a new twist on an old classic that will inspire the whole family to be a little adventurous the next time they go to the supermarket!


  • 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated shredded hash browns
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup diced ham


  1. Preheat oven to 450º. Coat a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine potatoes and butter until evenly coated. Press potatoes into bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate to form a crust. Bake 30 minutes or until crust begins to brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine eggs, half-and-half, and pepper; mix well.
  4. Sprinkle cheeses and ham over crust. Pour egg mixture slowly over cheeses and return to oven.
  5. Reduce temperature to 350 º and bake 30 minutes or until set in center. Let cool 5 minutes; slice and serve.


Historically this date...
1952 – President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.

1980 – President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.

1999 – The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

And births this date include....

1911 – Butterfly McQueen, American actress (d. 1995)
"I ain't birthin' no babies!"

1922 – Vincent Gardenia, Italian-born actor (d. 1992)

1929 – Terry Moore, American actress (only 5 husbands!)



1941 – Frederick D. Gregory, NASA astronaut

1956 – David Caruso, American actor
It's his 'head down' pose when he talks to people that irks me to the bone!


1964 – Nicolas Cage, American actor
The son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang, Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation, succeeding brilliantly with a host of classic, quirky roles by the late 1980s. Initially studying theatre at Beverly Hills High (though he dropped out at 17)...

1966 – Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist (d. 1999)

1978 – Emilio Palma, first person born on the Antarctic continent
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On January 7th, National Tempura Day encourages us to celebrate with a dish made with a tempura batter. This Japanese fare is made up of either seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried.
Portuguese Jesuit missionaries introduced the recipe for tempura to Japan during the sixteenth century (around 1549).  It is believed that Portuguese Jesuit Tokugawa Isyasu, founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, loved tempura. Since the Genroku era (September 1688 – March 1704), tempura was traditionally a very popular food eaten at street vendors called ‘yatai.’
Today, chefs all over the world include tempura dishes on their menus. They use a wide variety of different batters and ingredients, including the nontraditional broccoli, zucchini, and asparagus as well as dry fruits. Some meats, usually chicken and cheeses, particularly mozzarella, are known to be served tempura-style in some American restaurants.
For sushi lovers, a more recent variation of tempura sushi provides a new way of enjoying the delicacy. Entire pieces of sushi are dipped in batter and tempura-fried.