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Monday, July 7, 2014

Mexico Earthquake ~ Bamboo Bats ~ Kristen ~ Cheesy Tuna Mac ~ Mouth Open... Waiting

Good 55º clear sunny morning. 1º cooler than yesterday morning. Jen didn't want to suffer through another hot day so Brian took the family to the coast at Brookings where it was 61º. 98º here!

Today is 7-7-2014 .... so 7+7=14.

This is fascinating. Bamboo Bats. Sent to me by Wendy Harp (Nurse and wife of former LAFD Capt Rick on Catalina Island...oh, and mother of 2 Marines!) Thanks Wendy!!!
These are the some of the tiniest mammals in the world! 

This is the day in 1989 that my Kristen graduated from the LA Co Sheriff's Academy. Still so proud of you my love! xoxo

Historically this date...
1846 – Mexican-American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the U.S. acquisition of California.
1865 – American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
1911 – The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company ofChillicothe, Missouri.
1946 – Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in aBeverly Hills neighborhood.
1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
... we watched that tennis match from a friend's vacation 'condo' in Avalon, Catalina (Charlie & Linda Engelbart). Boris was amazing! Not generally tennis fans but watching him was fun.

And births this date include...
1927 – Doc Severinsen, American composer and jazz trumpeter

1940 – Ringo Starr, English drummer and singer (The Beatles)

A blonde man joke from Lynn Helbing:
A blonde man's dog goes missing and he is frantic. His wife says "Why don't
you put an ad in the paper?"
He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing.
"What did you put in the paper?" his wife asks.
"Here boy!" he replies.

Since it is National Macaroni Day.....
I Want You Mac!
Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups)
Calories: 266
Fat: 3g
Sodium: 467mg
Carbs: 36.5g
Fiber: 7g
Sugars: 7.5g
Protein: 23.5g

PointsPlus® value 6*
If you want to turn your usual macaroni & cheese into a protein-packed meal that's completely guilt-free, this recipe is just what you need. It's like the delicious love child of a tuna casserole and a bowl of mac 'n cheese...

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

4 1/2 oz. (about 1 1/4 cups) uncooked high-fiber elbow macaroni
3 cups frozen cauliflower florets
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup frozen peas
6 oz. albacore tuna in water (two 3-oz. cans or one 6-oz. pouch), drained and flaked
4 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
3 slices fat-free American cheese

In a medium-large pot, cook pasta per package instructions, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, place cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir. Re-cover and microwave for 2 - 3 minutes, until hot. Drain excess liquid. Roughly chop cauliflower, return to the bowl, and cover to keep warm.

Drain pasta, add to the large bowl, and re-cover to keep warm.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt. Cook and stir until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add peas and cook and stir until hot, about 2 minutes.

Transfer cooked mushrooms and peas to the large bowl. Add tuna, and mix thoroughly.

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese wedges and cheese slices, breaking them into pieces. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. Microwave for another 30 seconds, or until cheeses have melted. Stir well, and add mixture to the large bowl.

Thoroughly stir to coat. If needed, microwave until hot. Enjoy!


Yesterday while in the kitchen I was watching this little bird waiting for his mom to deliver food...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 7th

Many people equate macaroni with pasta. But not all pasta is macaroni, of course. This hollow noodle made from grain has earned its place on our calendars, National Macaroni Day. Spaghetti-Who?

1 comment:

Lydia said...

I envy your little birds peaking their faces out for a photo-op.