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Monday, July 14, 2014

Marion ~ OJ & Kris ~ New Sandwich Spread ~ Yoda ~ Macaroni Salad

Good 56º clear sunny gonna be hot blah blah blah same old morning.

95º yesterday at 2pm. UGH. Then up to 98º.

Today, all day (as with most days) I will be thinking of my sis. She died in 2004, but today would have been her birthday. She would have been 80. I miss her. She was my pal!

This taken at Brian and Jen's wedding. She died 6 months later from leukemia.

Hysterical is the news that OJ Simpson is writing Kris Jenner love letters from prison. Can you imagine! Rumor has it they had an affair and Khloe might be his daughter. OMG. Get those Kardashians off the screen and out of the news!!!

Historically this date....
1881 – Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.
1969 – The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
2000 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
2002 – French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Daycelebrations.
2003 – In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of IraqWashington Post columnist Robert Novak reveals that Wilson's wife Valerie Plame is a CIA "operative".

And births this date include....
1910 – William Hanna, American animator (d. 2001)

1911 – Terry-Thomas, British actor (d. 1990)


1923 – Dale Robertson, American actor (d.2013)

1930 – Polly Bergen, American actress


1932 – Roosevelt Grier, American football player and actor

Lunch yesterday was rice cakes, spread with something  new I found at Safeway... Hidden Valley Ranch Parmesan Basil Pesto Spread... topped with tomato slices, and then some tuna salad.


Friends Ann and Gabe Ramirez (both ret LASD) got a new pup... She's a Corgi ... and looks amazingly like Yoda!

Yesterday was filled with excitement. I vacuumed, mopped, washed sheets, washed clothes, watered, filled bird feeders (regular and hummer), threw out one more thing I don't need, ordered a new battery operated weed whacker, ordered the movie Mary Poppins (I just love the music and it's been YEARS since I saw it!).

Ok, since today is Macaroni Day here's a great easy yummy salad...

8 oz elbow macaroni
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2 T. ketchup
1 T. sweet pickle relish
1/2 - 1 t. hot pepper sauce
1/4 t. ground black pepper
1/8 t. salt
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
3 stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
2 large carrots, peeled and grated (about 1 cup)
4 oz pepper jack cheese cut into 1/4" pieces
1/2 sweet green pepper, seeded and chopped
(if you want to add something more... thawed frozen peas or edamame)

Heat medium sized pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add macaroni and cook for 7 minutes until desired tenderness. Drain and rinse with cool water.
In small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish, hot sauce, pepper and salt.
Transfer drained pasta to serving bowl. Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, cheese, green pepper and slightly more than half the mayonnaise mixture. Stir gently to combine and coat all ingredients with dressing. Refrigerate until serving. Just prior to serving, stir in remaining dressing.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 14th
Macaroni Day

Grand Marnier Day (Yummmmmm.....) or as Jerry called it..."Grand Moaner" ! Nut!

Grand Marnier (French pronunciation: ​[ɡʁɑ̃ maʁnje]) Cordon Rouge is an orange-flavored cognacliqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is 40% alcohol (70 Proof in UK, 80 Proof in US). Aside from Cordon Rouge, the Grand Marnier line includes other liqueurs, most of which can be consumed "neat" as a cordial or a digestif, and can be used in mixed drinks and desserts. In France this kind of use is the most popular, especially with Crêpes Suzette and "crêpes au Grand Marnier". César Ritz reportedly came up with the name "Grand Marnier" for Marnier-Lapostolle, who in return helped him purchase and establish the Hotel Ritz Paris.
Bastille Day

 Bastille Day commemorates modern France and French democracy. Bastille Day is a French holiday. But, you can celebrate it, too.
Bastille Day symbolizes the end of the constitutional monarchy, and the beginning of the democratic republic of France. To Frenchmen, Bastille Day is viewed as their liberation


Lydia said...

If one flames Grand Marnier over macaroni and cheese- will that get the chef committed?

Nice idea to serve tuna salad with a kick of crunch. Bravo.

Oregon Sue said...

Sounds interesting. Would give the mac and cheese a good kick! xo