Good 45º cloudy pressure dropping morning. Looks like "just cloudy" for a few days. Welcome. Got almost 3/4" of rain yesterday. Looks like the weather activity is south and north of us.
Yesterday I went to Costco in POURING rain. Rained all the way there and all the way back. Store was sooooooooo crowded. So many self-absorbed customers, taking up the whole isle and not moving until you have to say "excuse me" .... so many walking so darned slow they couldn't get out of their own way if they had to! Sheesh. Then the nuts on the I-5 that can't drive in rain!!! OMG. I went up to Grants Pass to drop off some stuff to Brian and came back the river road. No more I-5 for me in the rain!~!!!
Today my special friends Andy and Linda Nantz are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Linda is a BFF and her Andy was in the Marines with Jerry. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! Love you guys!!! ♥♥
Celebratory dinner out tonight and then a trip to Carmel for a couple days where they honeymooned!
Here is a recipe Jen adapted from Brian's favorite Gumbi at Carmine's Restaurant. Ralph nor Vera nor Carmine Sabetella would part with their recipe, so Jen using her amazing skills made this:
1/2 box rigatoni
1/2 pkg frozen Italian style meatballs or your own, small 1" diameter
2 cans sliced mushrooms
1 pkg Knorr Creamy Tomato Sauce (mix with milk .. or use my Vodka Sauce from yesterday's blog)
1/4 onion, chopped and sauteéd in olive oil until translucent
5-6 cloves garlic, boil ahead of time until soft, chop and saute with onion
1 diced tomato
3-4 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook rigatoni and drain. Sauté mushrooms and thawed meatballs in small amount of olive oil. Mix all ingredients in large baking dish. Bake 350º for about 30 minutes until cheese is melted and hot through.
The first Carmine's was on Live Oak in Arcadia, near out house in Temple City... We loved going there!
Then they opened a larger one on Fair Oaks in So. Pas...
This restaurant used to be called Lasorda's. Owned by Tommy (Dodger manager). Went there once. Expen$ive! Had a cup of coffee and it was like $5.
Carmine's food has always been great and large portions for small money!
Historically this date....
1965 – Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up inSelma, Alabama.
1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military beginOperation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.
1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin ofChallenger on the ocean floor.
1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row overSalman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses.
And births this date include...
1934 – Willard Scott, American television broadcaster
1952 – Lynn Swann, American football player and Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania.
1964 – Wanda Sykes, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo