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Monday, March 31, 2014

Gloom ~ Tap Rock ~ Roasted Asparagus Parmesan Sandwich ~ Baked Tater Tots

Good 37º foggy icky morning. More rain possibly. Drat! Can't mow.

Here's a picture from the camera down by the river in Grants Pass...

Going back to the baseball photo of "Hu is on first"... here is the original Abbot and Costello doing that gig...


Yesterday was brunch at Tap Rock. Rainy day....

Our local TV station, KOBI, has weekly deals. I got 'all you can eat buffet' tickets for Tap Rock for half price, so met Brian, Jen, Tucker, and Sami there. Tucker only likes the chocolate chip pancakes so just 4 of us had the buffet...
Good thing he's an active kid... there are a week's worth of calories in this!!

Sami with her waffle & whipped cream and fruit...

... and I had scrambled eggs (super creamy), fruit (pineapple & cantelope), a cheese blintz, spicy fish, apple sausage, and a taste of the potato salad.... OMGOOOOOOD!!!!!!

Mr. Goose was sitting outside on the railing...
That is Caveman Bridge in the background... crossing the Rogue River.

Historically this date....
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.

1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sexcrimereligion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.

1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

1992 – The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.

And births this date include....
1929 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (d. 2007)

1934 – Richard Chamberlain, American actor

1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress (The Partridge Family)

1935 – Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader

1943 – Christopher Walken, American actor

1945 – Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian

1948 – David Eisenhower, American author and professor
.....David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower...

1948 – Al Gore, American politician, 45th Vice President of the United States andNobel laureate
.............So, after he said he invented the internet, he decided we were going to have climate change. Ergo... the Nobel Prize! GAG!!!!!! And if you look at the list of Nobel "winners" (weeners!) you will see Jimmy Carter and BO. Excuse me while I go throw up!                     (I LOVE Photoshop!)

1948 – Rhea Perlman, American actress

How about an Roasted Asparagus/Parmesan Sandwich?

Now this sounds really good, as I LOVE asparagus...

Top 4 slices of whole-grain artisan bread with grated parmesan cheese, place on rimmed baking sheet. Arrange asparagus around bread, brush with olive oil and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Broil 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted and bread is slightly toasted. Remove bread. Continue to broil another 1-2 minutes until asparagus is crisp tender.

Now this is up to you.. I don't care for tarragon so I'd use the Best Foods Balsamic Mayonnaise and green onion ... probably chopped fresh parsley or cilantro... Combine 2 T mayo with 3/4 T. chopped fresh tarragon and 1/2 T. sliced green onion. Spread over the un-toasted sides of the bread slices. Top with asparagus, sprinkle with coarse sea salt and pepper. Top with bread slice, parmesan side up. Makes 2 sandwiches.

All I know. Happy Monday. Last day of March. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 31st
National Tater Day

It's also Clams on the Halfshell Day (a favorite of mine and Jerry's too!)
and ... 
Lemon and Oranges Day

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sun ~ Auto Painter ~ "Who's On First" ? ~ Flory ~ Olive Tapenade

Good 39º cloudy and no rain predicted morning. It did rain on and off all day yesterday, but mostly sprinkles.          

YEAH, and the sun did come out yesterday for a few!

This is my wallpaper on my computer... Sorrento Italy. So pretty! Wouldn't you love to have this view from your porch!

So, got me going on the auto painter again after Adelle sent me a watercolor of my porch.... she has an app for her iPad from that cost $2.99. So cool.

Can't get that app or software for PC's so used my auto painter (called Dynamic Auto Painter and it's $50+ at Amazon) on the Sorrento picture...

I also used it on a picture of Dude and my mountain (posted on FB)

Got this from a friend, Ike (LASD ret) who said he didn't understand, as he's Canadian. (Yeah, right Ike! LOL)

Historically this date... (Remember.. click on the words in blue and that is the link to more information)
1842 – Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.

1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

..............and to repeat myself from last year..."(... and the beeeoootch I shared and office with at CF Braun, Patsy Paige, made a horrible remark when I told her the President had been shot .."He deserved it", she said !!!
Of course not to mention that she was lazy, expected pay for not doing a thing, ghetto born and bred ... Oh, and she was extremely prejudicial!" ... sort of like that beeeeotch in the White House now!

And births this date include....
1853 – Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)

1926 – Peter Marshall, American game show host

1930 – John Astin, American actor

1957 – Paul Reiser, American actor

1965 – Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
............ ADAM HENRY!!!!! CREEP!!!!!

1968 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer

Today is the birthday of a "new friend"... Flory Ornstein.. she and her hubby Neil (former USMC & LASD SR) live at the coast and attended one of our LE/Fire luncheons.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLORY! See you soon!

Do you like olives? You will like this...
Olive Tapenade
1 cup pitted Klamata olives
1/2 cup black olives
1/2 cup stuffed green olives
2 cloves garlic
2 T. (or more) olive oil
1 T. lemon juice
1 t. lemon zest
1/4 t. black pepper
Chop all in food processor. Serve at room temperature with crackers or crostini...

I LIKE this:

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo

March 30th
National Doctor's Day

My doctor, Rachael Orozco, MD "is Family Practice, Board Certified. She is 45 years old, graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1999.
Dr. Rachael is originally from Hollister, CA and moved to Cambridge, MA for college at Harvard University where she received a B.A. in biology. After college she lived in Boston, working in genetics research a the Brigham and Women's Hospital. She attended Tufts University for her Medical Training and completed her Residency in Family Practice in Main. She moved to Oregon in 2004 to be closer to her family. When not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter, running, exercising, hiking, knitting, and scrapbooking." I just LOVE her! She is awesome, smart, fun, and pretty. She is so caring and it comes across.