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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Alex ~ Creek & Geese ~ Happy Fox ~ TBT ~ Quinoa & Veggies ~ Tammy & Gary ~ Tortillini Recipes

Good 46º very foggy morning.
I survived yesterday and thank you all for your kind notes, words, and thoughts about my Darling. xoxo

Today is a special birthday... my Italian son Alex is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY POOBLIE!! I ♥ u! 

Rained and rained all day yesterday. We had over an inch from 5am til 2pm. My smallest seasonal creek finally has water in it!!! YEAH~! Total for the day was 1½" of the wet stuff.
The geese were out there and probably wondering why I didn't want to go out in the downpour and give them corn!! They were honking and honking!

My friend Joe Kirk (LASD ret) shared this video on his FB page... just adorable... a rescued fox is so happy to see his rescuer... and makes the cutest/funniest sounds...

Throw Back Thursday.....
1957... Susan Laney, Girl Scout, Troop 727.

Had a note from Aaron up in Montana... their temps are between -20º and -30º. Geeeeze Louise. Too cold for me!!!

Quinoa Pereg Southern Style (quinoa, smoked paprika, onion, tomato powder, turmeric, parsley, cayenne, cilantro, red bell pepper, tomato, cumin, garlic, carrot, salt, and fennel seeds), broccoli, carrots, peas, mushrooms, and cabbage.
The quinoa went in the rice cooker and the broccoli went in the steamer basket on top...
I sauteéd the mushrooms, carrots, cabbage... in oil and then before the quinoa was done I added in the broccoli. Just steamed it long enough to be slightly tender.
When the quinoa was done I plated some and topped it with the sauteéd veggies... of course added a couple tomatoes.

And.... today is the anniversary of two very special people... Gary and Tammy. They 'adopted "Mr. Big Stuff" .. as I called him..
This was the black lab PJ found on the freeway off ramp and the guy Janie and I took to Redding to meet up with T&G  ...half way to Tammy and Gary's house in Modesto ... See how their other lab, Jaco, has his rear leg resting on him!.... Gary renamed him Sideways because when he sits, he sits sideways!  ... Dog Lovers... all good! He was probably the most beautiful black lab I have ever seen.


Historically this date...........
1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamesetroops invade Laos.

2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

And births this date include....
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)

1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot

1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
.... she lives up here close by in Eagle Point, Oregon...

1934 – George Segal, American actor

1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress

1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)


1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress

All I know. Happy TBT. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 13th
National Tortellini Day
(Of course it would be, it's my Italian son's birthday!)