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Monday, May 13, 2013

Mom's Day Lunch ~ B & J's Backyard Project ~ Jumping Frogs ~ Fruit Cocktail Cake

Good 47º, few scattered clouds, morning.


Wayyyyy too funny! :


Here is another WD-40 hint:
WD-40 can also keeps pests at bay. Spray windowsills, door frames and eaves to keep yellow jackets and hornets from building nests.


Historically this date...
1846Mexican-American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.

and a bunch of other bad stuff happened ... Patty's brother Hal died in 2008... we're still mourning him! Great guy!

Births this date include...
A whole bunch of people, of which none are of interest to me.


Yesterday was so nice. Jen and Brian had Jean and I over for lunch. Table was lovely, set out on the patio. Lunch was a "do it yourself" sandwich with bread and cheese rolls, deli meats, cheeses, watermelon, crackers and guacamole. Dessert was a "do it yourself" ice cream bar. YUMMMM!!!


The Moms... (yummm... she had Bridgeview chard!)

Sami's watermelon smile. Tucker's ice cream concoction.

The only thing missing??? Kristen, Alex, and Jack! ♥ ♥ ♥


Here's Brian and Jen's project. They had a hot tub on a platform with a fence around it. Sold the tub, removed the fence. Built a step and next will be a U-shaped bench with pillows. Deck has been coated with a paint like the kind that
is sprayed in the bed of pickup trucks to make it impenetrable. It will have a fire pit in the center. Nice!
Brian is even going to hang his projection screen and projector opposite so programs and games can be watched from the seating pit. The projector projects what is on the TV! So cool. He had it outside in the yard for the Super Bowl.

I'm claiming my seat for this years Super Bowl now! In the pit!

It's The Little Things (from a book Jean gave me)
"When someone says 'Bless you' after you sneeze."

Before I went to Brian's I stopped at The Grange to pick up a new motor for the sprayer. Took it to Dave when I got back home. He came up about 5 with the sprayer all fixed and the new motor working great! PJ followed him on the mower and we sat and had a glass of wine. Dave tried the cinnamon whiskey  and LOVED it! Guess we have another convert! Guess I'm spraying weeds today~! YEAH!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 13
Jumping Frog Day

National Fruit Cocktail Day
Fruit Cocktail Dessert Cake (easy, yummy, fast)

1 box of yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 (15 ounce) can of fruit cocktail with juice

Preheat oven to 350º. In large bowl add cake mix and eggs. If recipe calls for water replace it with the juice from the fruit cocktail can. Add water if necessary to attain the full liquid measurement required on the box. Mix well.

Fold in the fruit cocktail. Grease the baking dish, tube pan, or Bundt pan. Bake 45-50 minutes, until cake is done.

Remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Allow 20 minutes before inverting cake from pan and put back on cooling rack. Let cake cool completely. No frosting necessary....but a dollop of whipped cream would be perfect!