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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mexican Lasagna ~ The Duke ~ Deer ~ Maggie ~ Artichokes

Good 46º cloudy morning. 20% chance of precipitation. OH PLEASE don't rain today.. it's Boatnik and the parade!!

So, yesterday after I wrote my blog, it rained more. and more and more.....


I got an email with a "Mexican Lasagna" recipe so I compared it to mine... Mine sounded better. It's a recipe I probably have already shared, but really, you should try it. I got it from a lady on Catalina Island from one of the 4th of July potlucks we attended....

1 pound ground beef                   
1 large can refried beans
2 t. ground oregano 2 t. ground cumin
1 t. garlic powder 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
2½ cups bottled salsa 2½ cups water
2 cups sour cream 1 cup diced onions
2 cups grated cheese (Colby-Monterey Jack combo or Mexican blend)                 
2 cans sliced olives
3 green onions - chopped diced tomato

1. Combine uncooked ground beef with refried beans in large bowl. Add oregano, cumin, and garlic powder. Mix well. (hands are best) Spray 13x9x2 pan with cooking spray. Place uncooked noodles on bottom of pan ... four across (overlap a little) and break the end off one and put sideways. Spread half the meat mixture over the noodles. Top with more noodles and the remaining mixture. Top with more noodles.
2. Combine the salsa and water, mix well, and pour over all. Cover with foil and bake 350º for 1½ hours. Make sure to place pan on cookie sheet, as the mixture always overflows!
3. Combine sour cream, onions, & olives. Spoon mixture over top of casserole. Top with grated cheese. Sprinkle with green onions and diced tomato. Bake uncovered until cheese melts.

Some recipes for this dish have tortillas in them and/or corn. This one is best. Lots less work, since it all cooks together, instead of the meat separately first.

(Week of 5/19/2012) The President’s approval rating in the Economist/YouGov Poll remains below 50%. Just 44% of Americans approve of how he is handling his job. 50% disapprove.

A very special birthday today.... Marion Michael Morrison - John Wayne May 26th 1907 -June 11, 1979 ...
A very prominent Hollywood Republican!



Historically this date...
1783A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.

1868 – The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.

1969Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.

1977George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center.

1983 – A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.

1998 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

2004 – The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

And births this date include....
1886Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)

1912 – Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (d. 1980)

1923James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)
... another Hollyweird Republican! Apparently that pissed off Lady Bird Johnson because she loved Gunsmoke!

1949 – Hank Williams Jr., American singer

1951Sally Ride, American astronaut


Talk about sickening.......

Thanks to my Modesto pal and Sideways (Mr. Big Stuff) mom, Tammy for this story... Such a blatant arrogant ass.

Ok, so about 5pm the sky lightened up and I saw some sun!

Little Missy Doe was out munching grass... Maggie was doing what she does best.... and I have artichokes!

Happy Saturday. Off to Boatnik and the parade....meeting Bill and Jeannie..... he's bringing bloodies! Ciao!
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 26th