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Friday, February 7, 2014

Snow/Rain ~ Jennifer ~ Smallest Animals ~ Fettuccine Alfredo

Good 38º raining morning. Looks like we've gotten about 1/2" so far and more on the way. HUGE storms up north of us. Roads a mess. Accidents. As well as in the East. (Isn't that right Mr. Gore the Nobel Prize winner for GLOBALWARMINGMYASS!)

Our summit...



Today is a special friend's birthday... Jennifer Murphy of the Kitchen Company fame in Grants Pass! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND! See you later and we'll celebrate!

This was posted on FB by my friend Claire Atteberry... omg.

PICTURE of the day.....

Historically this date...
1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
I have a few... original one from 1930's that was my family's with arrow... with the original game pieces made from metal and the hotels made from wood....

1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
.... sad for all the Cuban cigar smokers!

1964 – The Beatles first arrived in the United States. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion.

1984 – Space Shuttle programSTS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless IIand Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).

1995 – Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.

And births this date include...
1804 – John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)'s a birth date for writers!
1812 – Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)

1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)

1885 – Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)

1908 – Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)

1955 – Miguel Ferrer, American actor
When he was younger he and Donnie Wahlberg (Bluebloods) looked a lot alike...

1962 – Garth Brooks, American singer

1978 – Ashton Kutcher, American actor

Yesterday was pay more bills day, vacuum day, clean off the desk day, and dinner was leftover soup with the rest of the asparagus! Had my tea and now having caramel coffee with creamer. OINK!

All I know. Happy TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 7th
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

In 1914 Chef Alfredo di Lelio put his mark on a dish at his restaurant in Rome that excieted some visiting Americans and quickly became a staple of Italian-American cuisine.

Be creative... add anything you like to this, like bacon, mushrooms, chicken, cut up leftover steak, green beans, peas, broccoli, green onion, parsley.... be brave and experiment!

Alfredo Sauce:
¼ cup butter
1 ¼ cups heavy cream (whipping cream)
8oz cream cheese, cubed
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 T. garlic powder
white pepper
Melt butter in pan, do not let brown. Add cream and bring to soft boil. Add cream cheese and Parmesan cheese and cook until cheese melts and becomes thicker. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often. Add sprinkle of nutmeg, salt and white pepper, and garlic powder. Stir well. (Here is where you add in extras... bacon, cauliflower, broccoli, chicken, peas, green onions, sauteéd mushrooms) Pour over cooked fettuccine noodles or whatever pasta floats your boat... sprinkle with fresh parsley.
If  you are adding broccoli or cauliflower, toss them into the pasta water while it's cooking for the last 4-5 minutes. Drain well.


...Or buy a jar of sauce already made.... Not as good, but quick and easy....