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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sun! ~ VA Grave Locator ~ Easy Pasta Dish

Good 28º foggy morning. I wish, as PJ said, 'Canada would keep this weather to themselves' !!!

Showered (yes!) and went into Grants Pass yesterday about 10am. Still 28º and gloomy. The Sun finally came out here about 2pm and it warmed to 47º.  Most of the snow is melted except where it's in the shade.

...and a little deer out for some sun....

Dale Yellin sent me this info... you can click on the link and locate the grave of any Veteran buried in a National Cemetery.




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.


The following is what my friend Tammy posted on my FB page.... this was after the popcorn fiasco when I made a bowl of it, drizzled on the butter, and added shredded cheese... going to watch football on that fateful Sunday last week when the pipe broke under the porch and I called the plumber..... got up to do something and when I returned to my chair and the was all gone! Dude had "that look" on his face.

Historically this date...

1903 – The Wright Brothers make their first powered and heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
.... what they started!
1969 – Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings are generated as a result of "A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects."
1997 – The United Kingdom commences its Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, which extends the state's gun ban to include all handguns—with the exception of antique and show weapons.

And births this date include...
1894Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (d. 1979)
... my most favorite conductor! Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops!

1927Richard Long, American actor (d. 1974)

1947Wes Studi, American actor

1953 – Barry Livingston, American actor

1953 – Bill Pullman, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 17th
National Maple Syrup Day provides us with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this delicious American treat. This sweet and unique flavor originated in America. Native American Indians were the first to harvest and boil the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup.

 Watching or participating in a maple sap harvest, or demonstration, is a fun late winter event. They are held in February-March, when the sap is flowing. It is educational for the kids, too. During field demonstrations, some of the sap is boiled down into syrup. Best of all, free samples are often giving, poured over a pancake or vanilla ice cream. Did you know? Sap of the maple tree, the same sap used to make maple syrup, makes a refreshing drink. Just put it in the refrigerator and pour a drink whenever you want. Or, have a drink as you harvest the sap from the tree! How do you participate in National Maple Syrup Day? Pour real maple syrup onto your pancakes or waffles. Or, for an evening treat, pour warm maple syrup onto vanilla ice cream. Please note, make sure you are using maple syrup, not pancake syrup. Unless the ingredients state otherwise, pancake syrup no longer contains maple syrup.(a surprise to many)