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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Avocado Pie ~ Lindsay "Windsay" & Dawna ~ Meatloaf

Good 49º cloudy morning. Rained, sprinkled, all night and we got about 1/8".

Ok, if you like avocados..... this recipe is for you (and Me!) from the California Avocado Commission:

California Summer Avocado PieCalifornia Avocados - Hand Grown in California

California Avocado grower John Scudder has been making this creamy pie for over 25 years. California Avocado and lemon juice, rather than lime juice, create its pretty color and tropical taste.
Preparation:3 hrs 10 min

1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and mashed
½ cup lemon juice
Lemon zest to taste
1(14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1(9-inch) prepared graham cracker pie crust
Whipped cream, for garnish, sliced almonds

  1. Blend avocado, lemon juice, lemon zest and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust.
  3. Top with whipped cream and sliced almonds, if desired.
  4. Place pie in refrigerator for 3-4 hours and allow to set.
  5. Slice and serve.
Special birthdays today ... Lindsay (Windsay) Mehl von Zabern turns 31 today. She was one of the cute little Mehl girls who lived next door to us in Temple City... now married to the handsome Steve and a baby is due in December. Congratulations Lindsay on your special day and on the baby. (Lindsay on the right with her little sister Heather)
and .... July 2011:
Also today is my friend who lives too far away in New Mexico .... Dawna Keith. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAWNA!

Here is a picture from 'back in the day' when Dawna and Barry would come out from Texas to the Pomona Gun Show. We got to be friends and Jerry and I even traveled to Texas to visit with them.... such fun! Taken back in 1989...

sorry, these were in a Gun Show publication and didn't scan too well.....

Historically this date....
1916Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.

1939 – Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country's third prime minister.

1949 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.

And births this date include...
1942Michele Lee, American actress

1945 – George Pataki, American politician

Dinner last night was meatloaf. Mmmm....
1# lean ground round, 2 eggs, 1½ c. bread crumbs, sliced scallions, bacon, mozzarella balls, pesto sauce, green chilies, red pepper flakes, garlic, basil leaves, about 1 cup grated cheese....... Goya Chipotle Sauce and Tabasco Spicy Ketchup...

Mix it all up with your hands, pack half the mixture into the loaf pan and then line up a row of the mozzarella balls in the center lengthwise. Top with remaining mixture. Bake 325º 1 hour.

Mix the chipotle sauce and the spicy ketchup and spoon on the top of the meat loaf. Bake 1 more hour.

Today is a meat loaf sandwich!!!

 Stayed in the 60*'s all day yesterday so we had another fire in the wood stove ...
Harley is getting used to Atlas being here... and they politely ignore each other!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 24th
Praline Day

In Louisiana and Texas, a praline (pronounced PRAY-leen or PRAW-leen) is a flat, round, creamy candy patty dotted with crunchy pecans. Early Creoles began using local pecans as the nuts, instead of the almonds or hazelnuts used in the French confection. The product evolved into a candy made of brown sugar, butter and cream and cooked to a soft-ball stage like fudge, but filled with pecans and spooned onto wax paper to form patties. It is called a praline but has absolutely nothing in common with French—or any European—pralines, except for the use of sugar and nuts.
Southern pralines are brown sugar and pecan patties. These are available from