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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Maggie-Dude-Brian ~ Cowboy Hat ~ Van de Kamps ~ Zucchini Bread

Good 52º another one of those mornings. Never hit 100º yesterday. Supposed to keep the triple digits all week..... we'll see. Gotta mow so will do that first thing..

Yesterday morning Maggie and I accompanied Dude on his run... took trash to the trash can and got the paper...

We turned around and there was Brian. He came over to go through some of the stuff in the barn...
I found a hat worn by Bruce Boxleitner down there... The tag says MGM 1984 with Bruce's name ...

Yes, a tad dirty.... will clean it up. Here is a picture I found of Bruce.. looks like the hat ...

My friend Dale Yellin (LASD ret...SEB Motors) is so kind and thoughtful to care about me. He sent the following... it is supposed to help...  I hope it helps you too....
PICTURE of the day.........
Huntington Drive & Chelsea Rd (just west of St. Albans) San Marino ... mid 1960's. Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakeries was a bakery founded in 1915 and headquartered in the Van de Kamp Bakery Building in Los Angeles. The company's trademark blue windmills featured on their grocery store signs and atop their chain of famous restaurants that were known throughout the region. The bakery was sold by the Van de Kamp family and acquired by General Baking Co. in 1956. The company was sold to private investors in 1979, and closed in bankruptcy in 1990. Former Los Angeles County District Attorney John Van de Kamp (D) is a grandson of the baker's founder. The family also founded Lawry's Restaurants and the Tam O'Shanter Inn . The Van de Kamp's brand is now owned by Ralphs supermarket chain and used for their line of private-label baked goods.
Historically this date....
1873 – At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West.

1969Space Race: Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission (July 20 in North America).

1983 – The world's lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).

And births this date include...
1899 – Ernest Hemingway, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)

1924Don Knotts, American actor (d. 2006)

1948 – Snooty, the oldest known Florida manatee

1951Robin Williams, American comedian/actor
I made zucchini bread yesterday...
An old recipe I have used a number of times before.
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 t. vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini (skin too)
3 cups flour
3 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350º. Cooking spray in two loaf pans. Whisk eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla in bowl. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in separate bowl. Mix dry ingredients into first bowl containing egg mixture. Stir in zucchini. Stir in nuts. Divide between two loaf pans. Bake one hour. Let set 10 minutes then remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

I started snacking on the bread and was too full for dinner! GOOD STUFF!!! Mmmmmm cinnamon heaven!
All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 21st  
National Junk Food Day
To some people, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food.
Dietitians will tell you that junk food is any food that contains little nutritional value. We also include foods that are high in salts, fats, and sugars. In other words, junk food is all that tasty stuff that the dietitians, and Mom, consider to be bad for us.
On Junk Food Day, you get to eat anything you want. Eat any amounts that you want, too. Tomorrow, however, it's back to a healthy diet.