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Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Smell of Martini's in the Morning ~ Pasta Carbonara with Bacon ~

Good 54º (YIKES...summer has returneth) morning. OMG, it's warm..... It's 70º inside and I haven't had any heat on. Sup with this weather????

This morning's sky....
.... and last night's....

Hmmm.... here's a thought....
Ya with me on this, Nan???    :O)
Yesterday Patty and PJ and I went to Staples to see about Patty getting a new laptop. She picked out the one she wanted and it will be on sale today for $100 less. It's already on sale, but big coupon day today. Then we went to Taqueria for lunch. Oink. Saturdays their "two tacos with rice and beans" are the special. Then we checked out Savannah Faire (a store with individual booths of craft items) and the fabric store next door because PJ needed fabric for pillow covers. One of the owners of the shop had his dog, a Springer Spaniel named Bella, there. She was the sweetest thing! She just leaned on me and enjoyed the scratching and attention. She was so well behaved!
Historically this date...
1923The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.

1940 – Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.

1962Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States and Cuba begins.

1968United States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked off the USA's team for participating in the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.

1991Luby's massacre: George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20 in Luby's Cafeteria.

2006Hawaii Earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.

And births this date include...
1758Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)

1925Angela Lansbury, English-born actress
1946Suzanne Somers, American actress
(Wednesday Thursday Friday???)
1958 – Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and writer

So, yesterday for dinner I made Pasta Carbonara with Bacon..
any type of pasta you prefer
4 slices of bacon, crumbled or cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Costco's cooked crumbled bacon)
garlic, minced
handful of sliced fresh mushrooms
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup grated parmesan
fresh ground black pepper
3-4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (I used fresh snipped chives instead)
6 oz plain Greek yogurt

(There is a box of pasta sauce in the picture, but I did not use it.)

First cook and drain your pasta. In a large skillet cook the bacon, drain, and set aside. Beat the egg, beat in milk and Parmesan cheese and pepper and chives (or green onions).

In the skillet add the bacon, tomatoes, and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes, adding a bit of olive oil. Add the pasta, mushrooms, and spinach to skillet .. cooking until spinach is wilted. Add the milk mixture cooking and stirring until hot. Add the yogurt and heat through.   GOOD!!!!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
October 16th
(Take your choice)
National Feral Cat Day

National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

World Food Day

National Liqueur Day

Dictionary Day