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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor ~ (Cary Grant & me) ~ Creamy Mushroom Risotto ~ Joe & Jo Ann Kirk ~ National Hot Buttered Rum Day


Good 41º foggy morning. 
Yesterday "patchy fog" was predicted for the day. We ended up getting white clouds and blue sky and sunshine! We topped at 61º.
Picture of the Day....

Interesting about Zsa Zsa Gabor...

When asked by a reporter, “how many husbands have you had?", Zsa Zsa Gabor replied, "do you mean apart from my own?". Gabor (February 6, 1917 – December 18, 2016) was a Hungarian-American actress and socialite. She had two actress sisters, Eva and Magda Gabor.

Outside her less than illustrious acting career, Gabor was known for her extravagant Hollywood lifestyle, her glamorous personality, and her many marriages. In total, Gabor had 9 husbands, including hotel magnate Conrad Hilton and actor George Sanders. Of her 9 marriages, 7 ended in divorce and 1 marriage was annulled. She was outlived by her 9th and final husband.

She had a heart attack at 99..... certainly would never have recognized her....

In her acting career she had very few leading roles. Her more serious film acting credits include “Moulin Rouge”, “Lovely to Look At” and “We're Not Married!”, all from 1952, and 1953's “Lili”. Most of her subsequent roles were as a supporting actor or in cameo appearances. She became increasingly recognised as a popular TV guest and panellist, enjoyed for her flamboyant style and wit. Gabor's divorces inspired her to make numerous memorable quotes and amusing innuendos about her marital (and extramarital) history.

As her celebrity socialite status faded, she became more and more embroiled in controversy and unattractive publicity, involving law suits, assault charges and a brief spell of incarceration. It was her plan to return to her native Hungary after her 100th birthday but she died of heart failure, aged 99, before that could happen.




When I worked for Faberge and Cary Grant was on the board of directors, and did work for them, he said he couldn't stand Zsa Zsa. Check this out...


Scroll down to the section "Sale of Brand Name".....

^Mr. Grant and I at a Fabergê sales meeting in the Bahamas 1981. He was dreamy then, even at 77 years old!
From Mr. Food


Our Creamy Mushroom Risotto recipe is so easy to make, you're going to wonder why you didn't do it sooner! This oh-so-creamy and versatile dish originated in Northern Italy, and it's become super popular in the United States. Probably, because once you make this, and you take that first bite, you'll feel like you've been transported to a little bistro in Northern Italy! This is a recipe you're going to want to make again and again!


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup uncooked Arborio rice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a saucepan, bring chicken broth to a simmer, but do not boil. Keep warm over low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add mushrooms and onion and sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in rice, garlic, and wine; cook until wine is absorbed. Add 1 cup hot broth, stirring constantly until liquid is nearly absorbed. Repeat process, adding remaining broth 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding next portion (about 15 minutes total).
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon butter, the Parmesan cheese, parsley, and pepper. Serve immediately.


***If you're looking for a yummy way to change up this Creamy Mushroom Risotto recipe, you can add some shrimp or cooked chicken into the mix, keeping the risotto fresh every time you make it! 
Special anniversary today... Joe (LASD ret) Kirk and his bride Jo Ann are celebrating. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!

Historically this date.....
1899 – The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.

1917 – The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.

1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.

1950 – The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company's offices in BostonMassachusetts.

1969 – Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.

1989 – Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.

1991 – Gulf WarOperation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.

1995 – The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.

And births this date include...
1899 – Al Capone, American gangster (d. 1947)

1922 – Betty White, American actress

1931 – James Earl Jones, American actor

1933 – Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist, puppeteer, comedian and children's television host (d. 1998)

1942 – Muhammad Ali, American boxer (d.2016)

1962 – Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On January 17th, National Hot Buttered Rum Day warms us up during mid-January. 

Depending on where you are on this January day, it may be warm, chilly, cold or frigid. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would sure be a good way to warm up if you are in one of the latter three.

A mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, sweetener and spices (typically cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves), hot buttered rum is especially favored during the fall and winter months and is sometimes associated with the holiday season.

In the United States, hot buttered rum’s history dates back to the colonial days.  It was in the 1650s when Jamaica began importing molasses to Colonial America. New England started opening distilleries where the colonists then began adding distilled rum to hot beverages such as toddies and nogs, creating hot buttered rum, eggnog and others.

Hot buttered rum is often made by blending a buttered rum batter with dark rum. Dark rum is a rum that has been barrel-aged for an extended length of time to retain a more intense molasses flavor.  Those that prefer a milder or a spicier taste may choose the option of using light rum or spiced rum mixed with the batter.