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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Last Day of Standard Time ~ Mallards ~ Duck Turtle Rabbit ~ Bruise and Dude ~ Susan's Ham & Shrimp Alfredo ~ Safeway/Albertsons

Good 37º (burrrrrrrr.... didn't leave any heat on last night and cold in here this morning!) VERY foggy morning! Pressure dropping. Rain tonight.

Weather yesterday went from 'almost drizzly' and 45º  to sunny and 72º. YEAH!!!!


LOL...this is me!!!

I wrote about Carmine's Restaurant yesterday and heard from my friend Bill Riordan (LASD ret) and he said his daughters worked at Carmine's from high school (I remember them!) through college. Sadly Ralph passed away 6 years ago, he and Vera were divorced. His son Carmine runs the restaurant now. The one on Live Oak is still operating. Ralph's dad, Carmine Sr. used to own a pizza spot in Alhambra on Valley Blvd where we'd go often when we were in high school. For those of you still living in the San Gabriel Valley area:

Yesterday I was watching the critters out my back window and here come Mr. & Mrs. Mal-lard...down the creek. I RAN to get my camera, just in time..

I call them that, pronounce the syllables separate because of an old old story... A rabbit
, a duck , and a turtle  

all bought a house together. The rabbit said he was going to the nursery to get some fertilizer for the garden, and left. When he returned he knocked on the door and a gentleman answered! He was shocked. "Who are you?" "I'm the new butler, sir." Hmmmm, thought the rabbit. "Where is turtle?" "Mr. Tur-tell is down at the well." (pronouncing syllables in hoity toity fashion). "Ok then, where is duck?" "Mr. Mal-lard is out in the yard." "Fine, then tell them Mr. Rabb-bit is here with the shit!"
( of my all time old favorites!!!)

 Spring is on the way.... for reals..... my daffodils are blooming!!!

The Bruise was happy with the warm day... lounging on the porch swing....

Dude was his sweet silly self... having had 2 visits from his UPS dad, Dave yesterday!!! Two cookies! and a sniff-fest  around Dave's UPS truck!!!

Historically this date...
1924 – The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
1936 – Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
1983 – PresidentRonald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire".
1999 – The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions ofTimothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

And births this date include.....
1921 – Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)

1922 – Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)

1943 – Lynn Redgrave, English actress (d. 2010)

1945 – Micky Dolenz, American musician (The Monkees)

1959 – Lester Holt, American television journalist.

Today there are two family birthdays... Jerry's brother Ron Maxwell and my niece Nancy Mueller Townley. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Another Alfredo recipe....
Susan's Ham and Shrimp Alfredo

2 cups cooked brown rice (Minute Rice or regular or white rice!)
2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and tails off
1-2 cups diced cooked ham slices
1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 can whole mushrooms, drained
3 ribs celery, diced
3 medium tomatoes, diced
about 2 cups green beans cooked aldenté and cut bite size
1 jar Betrolli Creamy Alfredo Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together and heat through.
Pasta can be substituted for the rice..I'd use Raditori or small Penné or even Rosemarie, small shells or Rotini.

Cooked diced chicken or leftover steak can be substituted for the ham and/or shrimp
Any vegetable can be substituted or added... frozen peas, carrots, bell pepper, or sauteéd asparagus.

Something interesting, Safeway and Albertson's are going to merge. That would make 2400 stores and half a million employees. Darn! I like our Safeway the way it is. I guess this will be interesting. Click on the state for the locations within that state...

All Albertsons Locations by State

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Off to Safeway to shop! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 8th
National Peanut Cluster Day

1 comment:

Lydia said...

There is sand on the beach at Daytona the public can drive on during a limited timeframe.

Lots of fun!