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Friday, January 8, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ World's Largest Private Residence ~ Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole ~ Bruiser and Dude ~ National English Toffee Day

 


Good 39º super foggy drizzling rain morning. 
 
 
Yesterday, again, started off dark and foggy and cloudy. More rain was predicted. But.... no rain and we actually got blue sky and sunshine!!

We topped at 56º. 
 
Picture of the Day.... 😮 and they named him Dick. Wonder why... 
 

 
 
Interesting about the largest private residence in the world...
 


Called “Antilia,” the towering home in Mumbai, India, has been the largest private residence since 2010. Just how large is it? At 400,000 square feet, you could fit nearly seven football fields inside. But it’s not exactly the type of sprawling mansion you’re picturing. Instead, these square feet are built up into the sky, as the private residence is a 27-story skyscraper, owned by India’s wealthiest person, Mukesh Ambani, and his family of four. Not only does it have 27 floors with super high ceilings.


Antilia is a private residence in the billionaires row of MumbaiIndia. It is the residence of the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani & his family, who moved into it in 2012; at 27 stories, 568 ft tall, over 400,000 sq ft, and with amenities such as three helipads, air traffic control, a 168-car garage, a ballroom, 9 high speed elevators, a 50-seat theater, terrace gardens, swimming pool, spa, health center, a temple, and a snow room that spits out snowflakes from the walls, the skyscraper-mansion is one of world's largest and most elaborate private homes. The architectural design of Antilia has been fashioned along the lines of the lotus and the sun. The top six floors of the building have been set aside as the private full-floor residential area. It is also designed to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake.

 

As of May 2020, it is valued at $2.2 billion, deemed to be the world's second most valuable residential property, after British crown property Buckingham Palace, and the world's most valuable private residence. Its controversial design and ostentatious use by a single family has made it infamous in India and beyond, including severe criticism in the architectural press and mockery in popular media.

It is located on Altamount RoadCumballa Hill in Mumbai.

 

If you want to read more about this building... go here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antilia_(building)

 

 
 
From Mr. Food


 

This is the easiest breakfast casserole you'll ever make. No, really. Thanks to some shortcut frozen ingredients, this Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole can be put together in no time. And since it's a make-ahead casserole, you can make it an hour in advance or even a day in advance!

 

  • 6 frozen waffles, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (9.6-ounce) package frozen sausage crumbles, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • maple syrup (optional)

 

  1. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Layer half of waffles on bottom of prepared dish. Top with half of sausage crumbles and 1/2 cup of cheese. Repeat layer.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and salt until well combined. Pour egg mixture evenly over waffle mixture.
  3. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  4. Before serving, preheat oven to 350º.
  5. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until eggs are set in center. Drizzle with syrup and serve.
 
 
Historically this date....
1780 – An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz, Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage..............wow, 80,000!!!


1835 – The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.


1877 – Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf MountainMontana Territory.


2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills six people and wounds 13, including Giffords.
 


 
And births this date include....
1911 – Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress and entertainer (d. 1970)
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1912 – José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992) 
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1923 – Larry Storch, American actor
... a Hollywood phenom... married to same woman 43 years (til her death) 
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1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer (d. 1977)
... here in a picture with my late friend Seal Beach Judy in 1971, and Judy's baby girl Kim...... 


1942 – Yvette Mimieux, American actress 
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1947 – David Bowie, English musician (d.2016) 
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In the evening, Bruiser and Dude .......
 

 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 
On January 8th, National English Toffee Day celebrates a favored confection that’s been enjoyed across the country for generations.
In the United States, English toffee is a popular variant of the original toffee. A butter confection topped with almonds, it’s made by caramelizing white sugar with butter and can be both hardened or chewy.  The Heath bar is a type of candy bar made with an English toffee core.
However, the British make toffee with only brown sugar, not white. And while they typically do not add nuts, they will add a layer off chocolate. Don’t hesitate to try dark, milk or white chocolate with English toffee. All varieties add a different texture and flavor.
Both the American and British versions are enjoyed all year long, though. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Gather up your ingredients. Making toffee can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s also a beautiful candy with delicious textures. Share it with the office or family members. We’ve even provided several recipes for you to try.
Visit your favorite bakery or candy shop to pick up an order of English toffee freshly made. Yes, some places still make it fresh.