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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Monarch Birth ~ Mom & Dad ~ Chicken Patty Tacos ~ Brandy Alexander

Good damp cloudy 39º morning.

My friend Lydia has a blog and on this installment her son and husband made a video of time-release photography of the birth of a Monarch Butterfly. Amazing. Fun to watch...

Hang on tight guys, this one is going to go by too fast also...only 334 days left until the end of 2013~!

Historically this date....
1926 - Leslie and Margaret Laney were married in Tombstone Arizona.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. I miss and love you! ♥♥

1945US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.

1950President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.

1953 – A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1958Explorer program: Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.

1971Apollo program: Apollo 14 – Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
and then the dummies let him go ... !!

And births this date include....
1872Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)
We always loved staying at his 'house' The Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel in Avalon...

1921 – Carol Channing, American actress and singer

1929 – Jean Simmons, English American actress (d. 2010)

1934James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
.... he was SOOOOOO yummy to look at!

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)

1959Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

If you are nervous about opening emails... read this.

Yesterday I took Maggs into the vets for her pedi/mani and I went to the grocery store. Bought the supplies for the Superbowl menu for Brian's party... I'm taking taquitos, guacamole, salsa dip, "Butt-ta-lo" wings (my grandson Jack always called buffalo that!), and a blue cheese dip. Stopped at Ace to inquire about critter poison for my car's engine compartment. Still deciding about that.

I saw my friend Joan in town. Her darling Gary passed away in December. We had a good (((HUG))) Her sister is up here staying with her and she had a mouse problem get into her car and it's costing her $$ to get hers fixed too! Brent did call me yesterday and said my car would be done today and it's $200 less than quoted! Yeah. He said it was only $647. I laughed and said, "647F... drunk in public." LOL. Hard to forget that.

Dinner was Jeannie inspired (she made tacos night before) so I cut up a chicken/cheese/spinach patty and slowly sauteéd it with leek until done. Heated flour tortillas, added the meat leek some cabbage and tomato and some Chipotle sandwich sauce.


All I know. Happy Thursday. Meeting up with PatT today to stuff envelopes for JCRW. Then to pick up my "de-crittered" ride! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 31st
Brandy Alexander Day


The Brandy Alexander is a luxurious, creamy cocktail that has been popular throughout the 20th Century. This is the Brandy version of the gin-based Alexander cocktail, it's warmer and silkier and absolutely perfect for winter afternoons. The Brandy Alexander is also a luscious after dinner drink that pairs best with chocolate desserts.

1 oz cream
1 oz brandy
Ground nutmeg for garnish

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
Strain into chilled glass and garnish with a dusting of nutmeg.