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Monday, March 12, 2012

Weather ~ Gas Prices ~ Bren & Robert 1983 ~ Pineapple Salsa on Fish ~ Baked Scallops

Good 32º morning. Good thing Sami's party was on Saturday because yesterday was windy, rain, corn snow, and just plain nasty most of the day.
The summit wasn't looking good...

well, except for the California side....

As I was on my way to Brian and Jen's Saturday I took a picture of the gas prices (notice 4.17!)

.... this one is from last year at this time...

Email chatted with BFFF .. Jeannie and Bill are in So. Cal desert near Palm Desert... Indio. They were going "geocaching" ... a game played with GPS and you find the 'cache'...

It sounds like a lot of fun!

Here is a camera of barn owls at the Audubon Starr Ranch:

Today is Brenda and Robert Flores' 29th wedding anniversary. A bunch of us from CF Braun went to Las Vegas to celebrate their wedding. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!

Jerry and I and Sandy and Jerome......

Historically this date....
1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.

.... bought some Girl Scout cookies from one of the moms at Sami's party. Mmmmmm..................

1918Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.

1928 – In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.

2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.

And births this date include....
1923 – Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)


1931 – Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, American actor (d. 1980)


1933Barbara Feldon, American actress and model


1946Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress


1947 – Mitt Romney, American politician, 70th governor of Massachusetts


1950 – Jon Provost, American actor


Dinner last night.... I mixed a small can of crushed pineapple, diced fine red onion, diced fine 2 jalapeños (seeds and membranes removed), and pulled the leaves off cilantro stems. Mix all with about a teaspoon of sea salt, juice of a lime, and I added a dash of lemon....

I grilled a piece of white fish coated with olive oil, garlic powder, and some chile con limon.

Topped it with the pineapple salsa...

The original recipe is on but I don't like my cilantro chopped up and I added another jalapeño. Really tasty! Would be good on chicken too.

All I know. Nuff said. Trip to the dentist today for that 6 month thingy! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 12th
Girl Scout Day

.... and National Baked Scallops Day

(Easy recipe... serve with a side of pasta, rice, or couscous and vegetables)

1 1/2 pounds fresh scallops (4-5 per person)
3/4 stick butter, melted
1 cup crushed Ritz crackers
1 t minced garlic, more to taste
3 T chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesean cheese
1/2 t Paprika
black pepper, a few grinds to taste
dash of cayenne pepper, if desired

Lemon Wedges
Preheat oven to 375 FWash the scallops and pat dry
Mix together ritz cracker crumbs, minced garlic, parsley, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper (if using) to make the crumb mixture
To prepare the scallops, first roll them in melted butter and then roll in crumb mixture
Place scallops in buttered baking dish
Spoon any remaining crumb mixture on top of scallops
Top with sprinkled, grated Parmesan cheese
Serve with lemon wedges

Bake at 375 F for 12-15 minutes until scallops are firm and crumbs are golden on top.