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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ducklings Flight ~ Historical Photos ~ Sue & Jerry ~ Bren & Robert ~ Cut Finger ~ Scallops


Good 29º that would be 3º colder than yesterday burrrr frozen morning!
The sun did come out yesterday and it warmed to the 60º's. Nice. Hope things dry out a bit more today so I can get some yard work done.

BTW, Sami is better. Her mom sat and watched movies (Frozen and UP) with her yesterday and her tummy is back to normal now. Thanks to those of you with your concern and good wishes. xo

PICTURE of the day...
ducklings first flight leaving the nest...


Got this from Dave Clark (LASD ret) .. historical photos that have been colorized. Really interesting. A couple very graphic.



I hate "catch up" days. So many things I want to do, not enough time or energy. Sigh.... did get a few things done before I cut my finger! Found a few photos.... Here is one taken back in 1986 when Jerry and I were on Catalina at the Avalon Range for the quarterly handgun qualify... fun times!


Today on this date in 1983 my friends Brenda and Robert Flores got married. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! I miss you guys. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary celebration!!! oxoxoxo

Jerry and I were there!




Historically this date....

1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in theUnited States.

1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.



1928 – In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.



2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.







And births this date include....

1923 – Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AlrkWsnSqZY/UT82hHOTHbI/AAAAAAAAngo/FWghobaCG-U/s1600/wally1MA29167490-0023.jpg


1931 – Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, American actor (d. 1980)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jxQbd9wmgO0/UT82k3J2yeI/AAAAAAAAngw/ohOdCPG0UE8/s1600/buckerooMA29167490-0024.jpg


1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fgA_idnfl2A/UT82pHOyQHI/AAAAAAAAng4/hE7FU3IH4TI/s1600/barbarafeldonMA29167490-0025.jpg


1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OAtYBTpHiJg/UT82tVKgwrI/AAAAAAAAnhA/3tfc-8fMgb0/s1600/Liza4MA29167490-0026.jpg


1947 – Mitt Romney, American politician, 70th governor of Massachusetts

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-at8ypPF1xh4/UT82x-5kQiI/AAAAAAAAnhI/zYxGMCGcoDc/s1600/mittMA29167490-0027.jpg


1950 – Jon Provost, American actor
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UjV8gk6Heos/UT822rfFetI/AAAAAAAAnhQ/T5J6sWC5fOs/s1600/jonMA29167490-0028.jpg

 
So, I was making my lunch, cutting up some celery and BAM! Cut my finger BAD!!! OUCH MOTHER FATHER!!!

I filled a cup with peroxide and soaked it .. natch it overflowed ... then managed to get three band-aids wrapped tight around the cut. Not easy to open a band-aid with your mouth! Sigh....
Ya know...... and it's not even a full moon! Sh*t it looks like someone lost an arm or ..... !
Thank goodness for Ibuprofen 800 mg!! Better today!

Lunch, finally, was good. I had the leftover celery/asparagus/kale/mushroom mixture I had sauteéd and added more celery and heated it with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Topped that with red beans/rice/and chicken sausage... diet size.


All I know. Nuff said. Happy
 Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 12th
Girl Scout Day


On March 12, 1912 Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout group in Savannah Georgia with 18 girls. The Girls Scouts became a national organization, and was was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there are millions of girls involved with Girl Scouts.

And.... today is also National Baked Scallops Day

Here is my scallop dish... favorite big time...
Olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
2 (14oz) cans quartered artichoke hearts in water, drained
salt pepper
1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped
1 T capers, drained
1/3 cup lemon juice
3-4 pats butter

Heat large non-stick pan with olive oil. Add the shallot and cook one minute or so. Add artichoke hearts and toss to heat through. Season with salt and pepper and combine with parsley and capers. Transfer to serving dish.
Whip out pan and return to heat, raising heat to med high. Season drained scallops with salt and pepper. Add one turn of olive oil to pan and immediately place scallops in pan. Sear scallops in a single layer, causing them to caramelize. 2 minutes on each side. Add lemon juice and butter to the pan and cook 1-2 minutes Arrange over top of artichoke mixture and serve.


You could also cook some fettuccini, drain, and keep warm with the artichoke/caper mixture and then top that with the scallops!