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Thursday, March 17, 2011

St.Paddy's ~ Italian Broccoli Casserole ~

Good  33º dark and gloomy Day Of The Irish morning!
Although Maggie is of Scottish heritage as well as me, I am half Irish! My father's family came from Ireland, settled in the South, and fought in the Revolutionary War.
Only about 1/4" of rain yesterday, but the summit got some
white stuff...
Happy St. Paddy's from Maggie, Harley Dude, and me!
Don't forget to wear your green today, lest ye get pinched!
May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing
The earth has angels all to few
And Heaven is overflowing.

These things I warmly wish to you-
Someone to love
Some work to do
A bit o' sun
A bit o' cheer
And a guardian angel always near.
So I have my green pants to wear today, a green shirt, and green sox and some green earrings. Can't pinch me!!!
I went to town yesterday for cracked corn, a chicken, and some broccoli to make Laura's casserole.  At Ace I asked Dave what he was doing for Nancy for her birthday. He said she wanted to stay home and make corned beef and cabbage. About 4pm I went up to Nancy's ... took her some of those V-8 biscuits to go with their dinner, a couple of unique beers (she likes beer), and some blueberry muffins for coffee this morning. We sat and chatted in front of her big picture window and watched the rain. Skeeter was being a love...
Came home and made  Laura's Italian Broccoli:
1 large bunch broccoli
1 small onion chopped
8 cloves fresh garlic peeled and chopped
enough olive oil to saute onion and garlic
1 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg lightly beaten
salt pepper and garlic powder to taste
Boil or steam broccoli until tender. Drain and mash as you would with potato, leaving bits of broccoli.
In a large skillet sauté onions and garlic until tender. Add broccoli and stir to mix. Add bread crumbs and cheese, stir until well blended. Remove from heat and add egg. Stir and season. Place in casserole dish and heat at 350º for 15 minutes. Serves 6
Dinner was Italian broccoli, deli ham, cheese curds, and chicken.
Thank you Laura!! (and Marie for sending this)
You have got to watch this...
It's live streaming video with sound of an eagle sitting on her nest of  3 eggs that will hatch sometime in the next few (2-3) weeks.
This is in Iowa.
Historically this date...
1756Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern).
1969Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
1985Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
   Reading about his list of victims is sickening. He killed 14+ people
And births this date include...
1938Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
1942John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
1949Patrick Duffy, American actor
 He lives close by, near Central Point Oregon, and is WEIRD!
I think it's that "I'm famous and entitled"... thing.
1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor
1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor
YEAH GARY! What a great American!!!
1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday.
A few elk up on the hill behind the barn this morning...
Happy St. Patrick's Day
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
(Of course ...)
March 17th
Corned Beef and Cabbage Day