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Friday, July 11, 2014

Jennifer ~ Sinatra ~ Queen Has Been Crowned ~ Beetle ~ Dr. Sanchez ~ Pasta w/ Grape Tomatoes et al ~ Blueberry Muffins

Good 57º cloudy morning.

Wow, hit 103º yesterday!!

"Oh thank Heaven for seven eleven"!!!! Today is my daughter-in-law's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN!!!! I love you. You are a wonderful wife and mom AND cook! So glad you are in our family!!

Thanks Mike Cipolla for sharing... Old Blue Eyes .. Chairman of the Board ... If you are my age you will love this. So many memories. If you are younger you JUST MIGHT find it fun. You probably saw some of these 'clowns' yourself!

Yesterday Jeannie got a new crown... actually two new crowns! The ceremony was exhausting.....

Oh wait..... not those kind, the ones on teeth! Sorry J.

Had to make a run to Grants Pass to the lab for a blood test. Has quite a wait but talked to two really nice women and watched the "parade" in the lobby!  Then stopped by Brian's office. As I was leaving there was this HUGE beetle on the door. Brian got him down and let him wander off. I think we should have named him "VW".

After the bug altercation I went to Safeway, then the pharmacy, and the bank. Excitement abounds! Then later a trip into Methford (giggle) for an appointment with my neurologist,
 Dr. Oscar Sanchez.

In the mood to cook when I got home, finally, after 5pm...... Saw a couple recipes for pasta salads and hot pasta dinners using grape tomatoes. Patty sent me one, but this is a combo of several and my own ideas...

Fresh basil and parsley, grape tomatoes, garlic, vegetable Farfalle (made with pureed carrots and butternut squash..along with wheat), artichokes, mushrooms, Italian spice, Parmesan cheese,  asparagus, olive oil, honey balsamic vinegar, white wine...
Cook pasta. The last two minutes put in the cut up asparagus. Drain. In a large pan put the olive oil and vinegar... add the cut up tomatoes, artichokes, and mushrooms. Cook until liquid is somewhat dissipated and tomatoes are soft. 

Add pasta and asparagus....

Add cheese and fresh basil and parsley... stir well and heat through...


1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.

1889 – TijuanaMexico, is founded.

1893 – The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.

1921 – Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of theU.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.

And births this date include....
1767 – John Quincy Adams, American politician, 8th United States Secretary of State & 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)

1920 – Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (d. 1985)

1931 – Tab Hunter, American actor

1956 – Sela Ward, American actress

1959 – Richie Sambora, American musician (Bon Jovi)

On my way into Medford there was a lot of emergency vehicles on the northbound side of the freeway by the Medford exit. It appeared to be a fire in the bike lane on the east side of the freeway. Police had the bike lane blocked off north and south and there were a number of fire trucks. I will go watch the morning news, as of last night there was no know cause for the fire. Probably some homeless person ....which happens more and more..

All I know. Happy TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 11th
National Blueberry Muffin Day

Grandma's Blueberry Muffins:
Clara loves to bake cookies and treats

Ingredients for Blueberry Muffins

1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
One-half cup milk
2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 350° F.Grease and flour your muffin pan, or use paper muffin liners.
Beat together butter, eggs, salt, and sugar.
Mix flour with baking powder and sift into first mixture, alternating with milk.
Blend in vanilla.
Add blueberries.
Pour into muffin pan and bake for 25 minutes.


Anonymous said...

What a precious photo of Tucker. So Jen won a first place blue ribbon for it? You didn't tell us! What a talented lady!! Happy Happy Birthday Jen!!!

I could have sworn that Tab Hunter was dead. So I looked him up and I'll be darn he is still alive! lol I read his bio about his years in Hollywood as secretly a gay man. He has now been with his life partner for 30 years. Wow!

Good looking dinner!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, T, Jen takes awsome photos too. That was a couple of years ago at the county fair. Tab Hunter's life amazed me too. xoxo

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, T, Jen takes awsome photos too. That was a couple of years ago at the county fair. Tab Hunter's life amazed me too. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Late in a comment, but Happy Birthday Jen, hope your day is fabulous.
Thanks for the shout out of my new found royalty. LOL
Your dinner looked yummy.
Kept getting kicked off of MSN, so that is why I am so late. It was driving me crazy.
Have a great rest of the day. chat later.

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks BFF, sorry it wasn't a "royal" crown!!! Computers have a way of really pissing us off! Have a great evening. xo