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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bill ~ Tomato Tortilla Soup ~ Melinda & Laura Travels ~ Patty & Cliff's Escape ~ Pirate Talk

Good 41º still dark out morning. Supposed to be cooler last night....frost warning in places, but obviously not here! Stayed nice all day yesterday, did top out at 81º.

This is 'Orygun' and the weather predictions change hourly!

Special birthday today... Bill Postmus (LASD ret) former Academy DI! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!
                            Academy days.....
And with his wife Connie....
Bill and Connie's grandson Casey is the soldier stationed in Afghanistan that we sent the "care" packages to.

This from my Diamond Bar friend Edda... from her sister...

"With Fall on the horizon, Glo sent me an easy recipe from Campbell's....Tortilla Soup...1 can Con. Tomato Soup, 1 c. milk, 2 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning....18 tortilla chips broken up. Shredded Colby/jack (or your choice) for topping.  Mix first 3 ingredients in pan and bring to a simmer...makes 2 servings...put chips in bottom of 2 bowls...pour steaming soup over chips and top with cheese."  Boy, this sounds good. I'm ready for some now!!! Thanks E!!

Now, knowing how I always alter recipes, I'd do the following... cut up a ripe avocado, a tomato, and some cilantro. I'd add the tomato to the soup to give it a fresh taste. You could also use the salad tortilla strips instead of chips... pour soup into bowls, top with more tortilla strips, cheese, and avocado, sprinkle on some fresh cilantro leaves. Even add a dollop of sour cream....


My nephew's wife, Melinda and our Greek traveling friends went on a cruise to the Baltic... that took them to Berlin, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. I sure missed out!!! Traveling were Melinda, Laura, Pat, and The Captain... Here are a few of photos..

Laura ... at Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg..

Fountains at Petershof in St. Petersburg...

Laura and Melinda at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin...

Mel at the Berlin Wall....

PICTURE of the day...


Tuesday Patty and Cliff were in downtown Medford on Riverside when a vehicle driving radically zoomed up on them and then past them causing Patty to scream and Cliff to veer to the right .... then the car crashed into another vehicle and caused serious injuries. "Whew"  moment for Patty and Cliff!!!

Historically this date....
1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
1881 – U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.

1985A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.

1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.

And births this date include...
1928Adam West, American actor

1933 – David McCallum, Scottish actor

1940 – Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers)

1945Randolph Mantooth, American actor
1960Mario Batali, American chef and author
good chef.... odd dresser... even wears crocks with a suit!
1964 – Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
1974Jimmy Fallon, American comedian, actor, singer, and guitarist
talk show host.... very odd!!!
All I know. Happy Thursday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 19th
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
International Talk Like A Pirate Day....Arrrrrrrrrr