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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Animals Keeping Warm ~ Sami Chaka & Bob ~ Frozen Party ~ Light Cooking Starter Sauce ~ Banana Cream Pie

Good 46º too dark to see what is going on outside morning.

Here's a good one from Bernie Beck (LASD ret)....
Please remember, now that its winter, animals seek out the heat of vehicles to stay warm. Before starting your car, please check around the
wheels and engine for these cold animals. You may not even notice they
are there.

Historically this date....
1877 – U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.

And births this date include....
1793 – Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7thGovernor of Texas (d. 1863)
.... it didn't work out, but I wanted another boy and to name him Sam after Sam Houston because Jerry was born in Texas. As it is, we got our 'Sami'! Ironic on Sam H's birthday!

1904 – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)

1917 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)

1919 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)

1950 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)

1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)

1968 – Daniel Craig, English actor

1982 – Ben Roethlisberger, American football player

Special birthdays today....
Our Sami is 6...

Bill and Jeannie's Chaka is 6

Our former neighbor Bob Vincent is ..... hmmm, don't know. Happy Birthday Bobo! Here with his pretty daughter Laura...

Yesterday Jen planned and executed an awesome birthday party for Sami at the Bear Hotel...

The theme of the party was the movie "Frozen"

All of Sami's friends were there... the fare was pizza, snowball cookies, and she had an ice shaving machine and everyone got shaved ice with flavorings. There were projects to make (snow flakes) pictures to color, necklaces to make. The room was decorated with hanging ice cicles
I'll make a Smilebox of photos... publish on tomorrow's blog..
Also while there I talked to one of the 'bear artists'... he was working on the Rogue River Bear! Cool, will have photos tomorrow.

This from last year....
I get a cooking magazine called Cooking Light and in it there was an article about the creamy cooking starters available in the markets now.. What they said was, if you want to make a creamy sauce without the 'cream' and added calories, take a can of Cannellini beans, or any white bean, puree with chicken stock, add in your favorite herbs. This makes a fresh creamy sauce that lightly coats pasta and vegetables keeping the dish light and fresh.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 2nd
National Banana Cream Pie Day
National Banana Cream Pie Day puts the royal spotlight on the queen of the cream pies. Made from a banana custard filling and topped with whipped cream, a slice of banana cream pie has a smooth, sweet, yet subtle flavor that carries even more popular appeal than other favorites like lemon, chocolate, and coconut cream pie.


Lydia said...


Looking forward to the Smilebox.

Going to try the cannellini bean trick with an Italian style soup.

Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Jen has done it again! What a fabulous looking party!! Adorable Sami in that beautiful dress sitting on the fancy throne! Amazing!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sami!!

Today was my dad's birthday too.

mmmmBanana cream pie! My favorite! Low cal? :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks L. I will pass on your good wishes. xo

Oregon Sue said...

Trish, birthday wishes to your dad!!! oxox

Anonymous said...

Wow, another great party put together by Jen. What a talent! Happy belated birthday to Sami.