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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Reeses Peanut Butter Cups History ~ Creamy Swedish Meatballs ~ National Sticky Bun Day


Good 32º morning. 
Yesterday started off cloudy/foggy gloomy. Then....
We had sun on and off and sprinkles of rain. We topped at 57º.
Picture of the Day  😁


Interesting about Reeses Peanut Butter Cups....

H. B. Reese, was a dairy farmer employed by the Hershey company. Intrigued by the chocolate business, he quit his job and asked Milton Hershey for permission to start his own candy company. Hershey said yes under the stipulation that all of his chocolate had to come from Hershey. Reese's named his candy "Penny Cups" because the cost was only one cent at the time. He later changed the name to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. After his death in 1956, Reese's sons took over the company, and in 1963, they sold it to Hershey's for $23.5 million. By 1969, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were Hershey's bestselling product.

Slathering peanut butter on a Hershey bar or Reese's cups are my favorites!!!

If you want to read more about Mr. Reese, go here:

From the Slow Roasted Italian


This Swedish meatballs recipe combines tender bites of spiced meat with a rich homemade cream sauce. Make it for dinner in under an hour!
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  1. In a large bowl combine ground pork, ground beef, onion, egg, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, allspice, and parsley. Mix the ingredients thoroughly then roll into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  2. Place butter in a large skillet and, working in batches, begin frying the meatballs, cooking them on all sides until they are perfectly browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Once meatballs are cooked set them to the side and begin making your sauce. Add butter to the skillet and once it is melted add the flour whisking quickly and forming a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until it begins to turn a golden color.
  4. Slowly add beef broth whisking the whole time to keep it from getting lumpy. Once all of the broth has been added cook for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.
  5. Add Worcestershire and heavy cream and continue cooking until the sauce is thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  6. Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook them together for about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
***If your skillet has too many burned bits after you finish cooking the meatballs you can wash it out before starting your sauce.

Historically this date......
1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.

1974 – The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.

1975 – Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.

1995 – Steve Fossett lands in Leader, SaskatchewanCanada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.

And births this date include...
1927 – Erma Bombeck, American humorist (d. 1996)

1934 – Rue McClanahan, American actress (d. 2010) 

1946 – Tyne Daly, American actress


1955 – Kelsey Grammar, American actor
All I know Nuff said. Have a happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Sticky Bun Day on February 21st recognizes a delicious pastry that comes rolled up and dripping with a sweet, sugary topping.

Known as “schnecken” meaning snail, the sticky bun is rolled into a sweet spiral resembling its German name. Still considered to be a Pennsylvania specialty, many believed the sticky bun’s origin in the United States began in the 19th century. German settlers brought their baking traditions with them when they began settling in and around Philadelphia.

Most often served for breakfast or as a dessert, sticky buns consist of rolled pieces of leavened dough. Most contain brown sugar and sometimes cinnamon. Before the dough is placed in the pan, the pan is lined with sticky sweet ingredients such as maple syrup, honey, nuts, sugar, and butter. When the buns are finished baking, the baker flips the pan upside-down so the sticky bottom becomes the topping.

Famous cousins to the sticky bun are the cinnamon roll, caramel roll and monkey bread. 


If you are craving this delicious sticky delight, try making some of your own with one of these sticky bun recipes. You can also stop by your local bakery and pick up their freshly baked sticky buns. Serve them with tea, coffee or hot cocoa. 

Marcia’s Famous Sticky Buns
Super Easy Sticky Buns
Butterscotch Sticky Buns
Easy Caramel Sticky Buns
Ice Cream Sticky Buns