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Monday, May 19, 2014

Rain? HA! ~ Turkey/Shrimp/Spinach Meatballs ~ Noodles/Veggies ~ Kathy&Don ~ Pat&Alice ~ Jack ~ Sal ~ Chocolate Cake



Good 50º cloudy rain possibly morning. Now I'm doubting it. Weather peeps yesterday predicted LOTS of rain today. The wind blew late yesterday but nada. Now there is no radar over us... and it's SUNNY!





I put off my weed spraying because of the TV weatherman predictions and Jeannie put off her carpet cleaning. Those poopy liars!

After I came home from Tap Rock and brunch with Nancy and David I caught up on mail and some magazine reading. Then I decided to make the meatballs I put on the blog on May 17th. BUT I changed the recipe! Natch!  I had a can of turkey soup, Stove Top stuffing, sour cream, egg noodles, ground lean turkey, salad shrimp (from the US OF A!), spinach, cheese, 2 eggs, and onion.





So I mixed the turkey with the stuffing, eggs, shrimp, cheese, chopped spinach with my hands... and formed into 1" balls. Baked at 400º 25 minutes (higher altitude here...so added 5 minutes). Didn't add the water as the shrimp were enough moisture.


I mixed the soup, sour cream, and some grated Parmesan cheese and heated ... Dip a meatball in the sauce and OH MY!

Of course I ate a couple of these tasty little bites (would make a great hors d'oeuvre). I didn't make all into meatballs, but cooked some separately and will probably add a marinara or Alfredo sauce and have on pasta....




Then I heated a pan with salted water and added in some noodles. After they were pretty done I added in some fresh green beans and shredded carrots...

I also added in some fresh whole mushrooms and let all cook til tender.

I drained the veggie/noodle mixture. Plated some meatballs with the veggie/noodles and drizzled on some of the turkey/sour cream/Parmesan sauce.

OMGOOOOOOD!!!!!  Whodda thought... turkey/shrimp/cheese/spinach meatballs. Crunchy and yet tender! I have LEFTOVERS!!!!!

 


Anniversaries today include Wilsonite Kathy (O'Brien) and Don Forsythe... 

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<Kathy!!!






And LASD ret. Pat Reardon and his love Alice. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!

And a special birthday... Jack Elliott (ret LASD) and hubby of Gracie (Lesser .. jewelry fame and LASD). HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK!!!

And our own Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Rep.. Republican...Medford. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAL!
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Here is Sal working hard, as usual, with his wife Jan (our JCRW past pres.)


And births this date include...
1925 – Malcolm X, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
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1935 – David Hartman, American actor and television personality
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1939 – Francis Richard 'Dick' Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986)
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1949 – Archie Manning, American football player
.... father of Peyton and the arrogant Eli!
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1959 – Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim (d. 1994)
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1973 – Dario Franchitti, Scottish race car driver
Born in Scotland to parents also born in Scotland but with Italian background. Now divorced (2013) from Ashley Judd and a 4 time Indy Winner who has retired from racing because of injuries sustained in the Houston race. 
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All I know. Happy Monday. Nuff said. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo

May 19th
National Devil's Food Cake Day


If you want to make the BEST chocolate cake, use the German Chocolate Cake mix.... and get a can of the coconut pecan frosting (traditionally the frosting on a German chocolate cake) and mix the cake per directions but add the can of frosting mix INTO the cake mix. Bake in Bundt pan. No frosting needed. AWESOME cake. Sooooooooo moist.