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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Snow ~ Holiday Workout ~ Pasta & Sausage ~ Chocolate Covered Anything

Good 36º raining morning.


The snow started coming down about 15 minutes after Jeannie emailed me it was snowing in Grants Pass. That was about 8:20 am. Snowed for a while. Stuck to the ground and then melted off. Temps got to 36º (heat wave!)


Saw this on FB and also sent to me by Dan Patz (LASD ret) .... funny!
This is my Holiday Workout.....

Historically this date.....

1773American Revolution: Boston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.

1811The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. These four so-called mega-quakes are believed to be an ongoing cataclysmic danger that could reprise the 1811-12 series of 2,000 quakes that affected the lands of what would be eight of today's heartland states of the United States.

1985Mafia: In New York City, Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of the Gambino family.

1997 – An episode of Pokémon, "Dennō Senshi Porygon", aired in Japan induces seizures in 685 Japanese children.

?????? OMG, you have to click on the link "Denno Senshi" and read about this. Amazing.

2003 – President George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law. The law establishes the United States' first national standards for the sending of commercial e-mail and requires the Federal Trade Commission to enforce its provisions.

And births this date include...
1938 – Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress

1961 – Sam Robards, American actor
Son of Jason Robards and Lauren Bacall....
L-R Bogart's daughter Leslie, Sam, Lauren, Bogart's son Steven

1961 – Jon Tenney, American actor
.... plays Kyra Sedgwick's husband on The Closer and once married to Teri Hatcher

1963Benjamin Bratt, American actor

Yesterday afternoon I went to Bill and Jeannie's for our "Christmas exchange". She made an awesome crustless quiche. We had wine and chatted in front of a super snuggy fire! Nice.

Oh GAWD, we dressed alike!

Chaka was a doll .... the girl loves dog cookies!
Don't take your eye off Aunt Sue, she has cookies!!!!

Gadz, another shooting (without any injuries) at Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach, Ca. And one in Alabama at a hospital where a suspect opened fire on police. Another incident earlier in the same area left 3 people dead. A 18 year old in Oklahoma was arrested for plotting to shoot students at his high school. Good Lord. This needs to stop!

All I know. My "Patsys and Jeannie's 40Whiners" (Thanks Jim Harper!) are playing football today at 5:30 pacific time. GO PATS!!!! Beat the pants off those whiners!!!

Here's an easy pasta and sausage dinner....
1 pound Italian-style sausage, casings removed
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium-sized green bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (4-ounce) can mushrooms, drained
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 pound rotini, twist, or spiral pasta
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
In a large skillet, cook sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic over medium heat until no pink remains in sausage, stirring to crumble the sausage. Reduce the heat to low and add tomatoes, mushrooms, Italian seasoning, and chili powder; simmer 10 minutes, or until heated through.
Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse, and drain again. Place on a large serving platter

Pour sauce over pasta and top with mozzarella cheese. Serve immediately.

Happy Sunday. All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 16th
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day