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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scarecrow Smilebox ~ Pretzels/Chex/Chocolate ~ Heavenly Pasta w/ Baby Spinach

Good 26º morning. Again, burrrrrrr.... And the toilet seat is cold! It did warm to 70º yesterday. Nice.

Here are the rest of the scarecrows in a Smilebox:

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I spent the day doing chores. I had a bunch of plants still on the porch and after freezing temps the night before I decided I needed to bring the rest of them in. After they were inside I heard this LOUD croaking.... Mr. Frog was in one of the plants. Found him! Yeah. Took him outside to another planter.
I made a "chocolate" snack combo.....
using Chex, pretzels, candy corn, dark and white chocolate bites, and English toffee bits....
Melted 8 squares of baking chocolate and poured it into the bowl with the above and stirred it well. Then dumped it out onto foil and spread it out to cool and harden...
Then broke it up into bite sized pieces...

Claire and her girls, Lizzie and Becky, stopped by. They picked up some cooking magazines. The girls both got a kick out of my new vibration exerciser. Lots of laughter and shrieks. They also LOVED the chocolate/chex/pretzel mixture!

I also made some beer bread from a mix Debbie gave me, I think on Easter....
Add a can/bottle of beer to mix, stir, bake....... so easy.

....from my friend Mr. Helbing.... A new word:
Ineptocracy (in-ept-o-cra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Today is a friend's birthday... Mr. Kio Ebrahimzadeh! Happy Birthday kiddo! Many many more. Amazing, you were born on the Shah's birthday! I'm sure that made your grandfather happy!!! xo

And... today is also my nephew Jim and his beauteous wife, Melinda's 20th Anniversary! Wow, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!!! xo

Historically this date...
1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

1940 – The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.

1984 – "Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon.

2003 – The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km2), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

And births this date include....
1914Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984)

Married to Betty Grable at one time.

... I like saying his name!
1916 – Boyd Wagner, First USAAF fighter ace of World War II (d. 1942)

1942Bob Hoskins, British actor

... to quote a friend, I think I just threw up a little in my mouth! Such a phoney. So full of herself. Stayed with that cheating baboon of a husband, why? Ambition! Also a tempermental beeotch... a friend of Jerry's worked for the Secret Service and said when first in the White House she and Clintoon both acted like they were at Disneyland. When the SS guy told here something she wanted to do was not "protocol" she threw a heavy crystal ashtray at him. He subsequently told his boss that he would not lay down his life for her and to reassign him!

1947 – Jaclyn Smith, American actress

1961Dylan McDermott, American actor

1967Keith Urban, New Zealand singer

Dinner was pasta. OH YES! Well, yesterday was Pasta Day..
Tortellini, some awesome pasta sauce, canned sliced mushrooms, black olives, green/yellow/red peppers from Jeannie and Bill, canned oysters (you can use anything else... chicken, beef, salmon, tuna...or no meat/fish!), and fresh baby spinach.

Sauté mushrooms/olives/oysters and then add in sauce...

Cook pasta...
Mix in the peppers and spinach and just keep warm...


All I know. Happy Wednesday. Ciao
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
October 26th
Pretzel Day
(How about that!)