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Sunday, August 14, 2011

More Deer ~ Watermelon Marty ~ Chicken Casserole


Good 51º, 81% humid cloudy morning....

I had Chaka in my blog yesterday in her pool and then my friend Erika sent me this one of her Jake.....

Get that water Jakey boy!! Too cute!

Are you from Temple City, Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena????
Check this... it will make you homesick!!!
Yesterday was a day of puttering inside. I now Maggs was happy I didn't go anywhere, as she spent the day in the cool house and mostly watching critters out my bedroom slider!

So, by afternoon it was hot and the AC went on. Then a watermelon martini sounded good....


Seedless watermelon, pureéd, strained, vodka, splash of margarita mix and a little lemon juice. Mmmm mmmm mmmmm.....

Dinner was interesting. I just pulled stuff out of the cupboard... I had this awesome smoked chicken from Bill and Jeannie...(sooo moist and tender and GOOD! I wanted to just eat it all out of the bag!)

So I cut it up and put it in the bottom of a casserole dish.. then I mixed ...


and some of my canned artichoke hearts.. and minced garlic...

Mixed that and poured it over the chicken... then cooked some:

 and put that on top with some grated mozzarella cheese. Baked for 15 in a 350º oven.

Really really good!!!

The moon was big last night...
Didja see it?

Historically this date...

1933 – Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres
1935United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
1945 - Japan surrenders! It was announced on the 15th. The official signing of the surrender did not take place until September 2nd.
1959 – Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.

And births this date include.... 
1851 – Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist (d. 1887)

1926Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)

1941Lynne Cheney, American political figure

   I so like her!!

1945Steve Martin, American actor and comedian

1946 – Susan Saint James, American actress

1959 – Magic Johnson, American basketball player

....and today Steve and Barb Voors' daughter Vanessa is celebrating her big 35th! Happy Birthday Vanessa!!

... and my friend Ruth Broadman, President of our JCRW, is celebrating her special day today too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTHIE!!!

Ravens vs crows...
Ravens weigh 4 times more than crows.
Raven's wingspan is 3.5-4' and crow's is 2.5'
Raven's have pointed wings and crow's wings are blunt.
Raven's throat feathers are 'scraggy' and stick out when he caws.
As for the old "Ravens walk, crows hop" I can't find proof that was ever true. They both walk. Well, to me it's more like a saucy saunter. The tail feathers swing side to side, exaggeratedly.

All I know. Sunday. Costco? Who knows.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
August 14th
National Creamsicle Day

Or make a Creamsicle cocktail..
1 oz cream
1 oz orange juice
1 oz vodka
½ oz triple sec
Cocktail glass, cocktail shaker, strainer, ice
Shake well, pour into cold cocktail glass.