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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Missed Birthdays ~ Artichoke Lemon Hummus ~ Hump Day ~ German Chocolate Cake

Good 44º clear sunny morning.

Yesterday after I finished up the Smileboxes for the blog I did some laundry (exciting) and took Dude to the vet's for his shots and stopped at the Post Office to pick up my held mail.
While I was "off" I missed several birthdays....
Happy Belated Birthday to:
Val Smullen, one of our JCRW ladies.
Nan Cipolla, wife of Mike who is a cousin of my cruise
traveling friend Joan.
Jim Harper, high school pal.
Gar Austin, ret LASD.
Rufus Harper, pupper dog of Jim Harper!
I hope you all had great birthdays! xo
Historically this date..
Historically this date....

1944 – USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.

1955 – Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and aMercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident inmotorsports.

1962 – Frank MorrisJohn Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

1970 – After being appointed on May 15Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisingtonofficially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.

And births this date include....

1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor

.......not aging well....

1936 – Chad Everett, American actor (d.2012 lung cancer)

1945 – Adrienne Barbeau, American actress

.....delivered a package to her back in the '70's, when I worked for UPS. She was a real beauty in person, even with no makeup!

1956 – Joe Montana. American football player
   ........yep, still a cutie!
Yesterday I cooked some dried garbanzo beans in the crockpot for about 4 hours on low... 2 cups beans and 4 cups water. 1 cup becomes 2.5 cups after re-hydrating.  Today I will make the following hummus..

Lemon Artichoke Hummus
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (I will use half of the beans I cooked..2 cups)
14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tahini
salt to taste
chopped fresh parsley for garnish
toasted pine nuts for garnish
Place all ingredients in food processor or high-power blender. Blend until mixture is smooth and creamy. Spoon into serving bowl and serve with veggies, crackers, or pita chips.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 11th
National German Chocolate Cake Day

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