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Friday, March 16, 2012

Creek Over Banks ~ Colcannon ~ National Artichoke Heart Day

Good 41º rainy morning.

Oh boy, have we gotten the RAIN! I left the 91/100ths rain in the gauge and then in the last 24 hours we got a full 2". In Curry County (our So Or coast) they got 5" !!

My creek is overflowing!


"He's been a perfect stranger ever since he left Hollywood (funny!!! "left Hollywood" ... how true!!!! ) a decade ago. But Bronson Pinchot couldn't be happier in his new life as a home-restoration specialist in rural Harford, Pa."

Today my good friend, Nancy Perry, is celebrating her special day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY~! She only posts pictures of her Skeeter dog....

And today would have been my Dad's birthday. Leslie Laney born March 16, 1901 and passed away in 1991. Miss you Dad! xo

Dad and I, 1954 ... Mom & Dad 1984

I like to make this dish to go with my corned beef, which I am going to put in the smoker this year.... This is called Colcannon. A traditional Irish side dish..... made by an Irish lass... so much better than just boiled potatoes and boiled cabbage!
4-5 russet potatoes (depending on size)
1/2 large head of cabbage
butter, milk, salt, pepper
Heat a frying pan with a bit of oil and saute the shredded cabbage until wilted. In the mean time peel, dice, and cook the potatoes for about 8 minutes, until soft. Mash with milk and butter, salt and pepper. Mix cabbage and mashed potatoes together and keep warm until serving.
You can also chop some green onions and/or chives and add to the dish and/or cooked crumbled bacon. Leeks can be chopped and cooked with the cabbage. Or if you are worried about the calories in potatoes, cook cauliflower and mash it like potatoes..... but really not as good!
Historically this date....
1916 – The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
1945World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
1958 – The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.
1968 – General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
And births this date include....
1751James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
1912Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian
1990's .. 2003 ..... 2011

1949Erik Estrada, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 16th
National Artichoke Heart Day
Artichoke hearts, penne pasta, guilt free Alfredo sauce...
baked with mozzarella cheese, chicken, bacon, green onions..... what could be better!
Check Ashlee's recipe....
..... and Beth has a super Artichoke Pasta Bake...

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