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Friday, October 14, 2011

Fog ~ Healthy Mac & Cheese ~ Rio & Maggie ~ Egg Day

Good 41º morning. Foggy out there. What else is new? Been foggy a lot lately.

Yesterday it lifted and what a beautiful day..... 78º

Maggs and I went for the mail and stopped to chat with PJ..
Rio wanted to nap.... and Maggie was still lethargic...

PJ and Dave have this bush.. It's the Oregon State Flower, The Oregon Grape...

Yellow flowers on them in the Spring..... turn to blue berries in the fall...
Inside the blue grape skin it's red..... PJ likes to paint it on her hand! (LOL)

Last night's sky was totally awesome...

Ok, this from Tally..... excellent exercise for women..
Here is a good and healthy side.... or add chicken, beef, tuna, salmon, sausage .....

Carrot Macaroni and Cheese

The Good News The silky carrot puree mixed with the cheddar here is a terrific source of vitamin A and helps reduce the amount of fat in the recipe.


3/4 pound carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
Zest and juice of 1 navel orange, zest removed in strips with a vegetable peeler
3 cups penne rigate (9 ounces)
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
Freshly ground white pepper

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a medium saucepan, combine the carrots with the zest and juice and 1/4 cup of water. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over moderate heat until the carrots are very soft, about 30 minutes. Discard the zest. Transfer the carrots and any liquid to a blender and puree until very smooth.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.

Return the pasta to the pot. Add the reserved water and the carrot puree and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the pasta is coated with a thickened sauce, about 5 minutes. Stir in three-fourths of the cheese and cook, stirring, until very creamy, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Stir in the tarragon and season with salt and white pepper.

Transfer the pasta to a medium baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

NotesOne Serving 370 cal, 8 gm fat, 4.5 gm sat fat, 58 gm carb, 4 gm fiber.

Historically this date....
1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.

1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech.

1967 – The Vietnam War: The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army's induction center in Oakland, California.

1968 – Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.

2003Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman becomes infamously known as the scapegoat for the Cubs losing game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series to the Florida Marlins. This has become known as the Steve Bartman incident.

And births this date include....
OMG, so interesting!

1890Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)

Our Senior Leadership class in high school went to Pepperdine University to see President Eisenhower receive an honorary degree. I got to shake his hand. OMG, he seemed larger than life and his hands were HUGE! He was very pleasant.

1927 – Roger Moore, English actor

All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
October 14th
World Egg Day

The International Egg Commission has proclaimed the second Friday in October as World Egg Day. Countries throughout the world will be joining in the celebration of the egg. To what does the egg owe this honor? There are at least a dozen good reasons