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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Atlas ~ Homecoming ~ Quinoa Flakes & Powdered Peanut Butter! ~ Robbie ~ Crab Sandwich ~ Mexican Lasagna

Good 53º sunny with spotty little clouds morning.

Stayed cooler yesterday, but heading into more heat this week.

More puns from Ike:
Why were the Indians here first?
They had reservations.

We're going on a class trip to the Coca Cola factory.
I hope there is no pop quiz.

Brian showed up about 8:30 last night to pick up Atlas. It was a very quiet night. No "Marmaduke" (as Jeannie calls him) sleeping up against me last night. I miss the big guy! Here is he and Maggie trying hard to keep the old eyeballs open while I sit in my chair sipping a glass of wine...

And then eventually.........................

I already sent this to my Kristen and Brian because their children love Star Wars.... this is cute. Keep the Kleenex handy....

Yesterday I ordered some quinoa flakes. Had never heard of them until I saw this recipe on Leanne's recipes are all healthy and gluten free. So, anyway...... I ordered the quinoa flakes from and also some "powered peanut butter"! Regular peanut butter has 94 calories in a tablespoon. This pb has had the oils squeezed out and then dried. Mix with water and in 2 tablespoons there are only 45 calories.

It shall be interesting. I got the plain PB and the one with chocolate! Will let you know if all the stuff I read and watched about it tasting "just like regular peanut butter" are true.

Going back to my blog of two years ago on this date, I was writing about cooking quinoa! Hmmm... and babysitting Atlas! Funny.

Today is a special birthday.... Robbie Wilkinson is celebrating his 55th. Doesn't seem possible. He was our babysitter when he was 15! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBBIE!

Laura Robbie Jerry Brian and Aaron circa 1981(?) ... Rob (LA Co Fire) with his baby girl... and Laura and Rob last year.

Historically this date....
1948Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London., 64 years ago. I wonder if Elizabeth was a sourpuss then too. After all she was only 22 years old and must have had a smile back then!

1976 – In New York City, David Berkowitz (aka the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
.... July brings out the nut cases!

1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

1987 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).

And births this date include.....
1892William Powell, American actor (d. 1984)

1924 – Robert Horton, American actor
He was hot on Wagon Train!


1933 – Robert Fuller, American actor
... also hot on Wagon Train! and Emergency~

1938Peter Jennings, Canadian-born American journalist (d. 2005)

Dinner last night was just a sandwich...easy. I had some fake crab, pepper flavored mayonnaise (which is soooooo good!), avocado, baby cukes, and some new chips.....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 29th
National Lasagna Day
(This is a favorite... easy too.)
Mexican Lasagna

1 pound ground beef 1 lg can refried beans
2 t. ground oregano 2 t. ground cumin
1 t. garlic powder 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
2½ c bottled salsa 2 c. sour cream
1 c. diced onions 2 cans sliced olives
2 cups grated cheese diced tomatoes
3 green onions chopped
Combine ground beef with refried beans in large bowl. Add oregano, cumin, and garlic powder. Mix well. (Hands are best) Spray a 13x9 pan with cooking spray. Place uncooked noodles 4 across, overlap a little, and break end off one and place sideways, covering the entire bottom of the pan.
Spread half the bean/beef mixture on noodles. Top with more noodles and the remaining beef/bean mixture. Top with the rest of the noodles.
Combine salsa and water, mix well, pour over all. Cover with foil, bake 350º for 90 minutes. Make sure to place on cookie sheet, as it tends to overflow.
Combine sour cream with onions and olives. Spoon over top of casserole. Top with grated cheese and bake uncovered until cheese melts. Remove from oven and top with green onions and tomatoes.