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Saturday, September 6, 2014

LASD Graduation ~ Sedona ~ Meatball Tomatoes ~ Top Paid NFL Players

Good 45º morning. It got to 102º yesterday afternoon. UGH. 

The following will only be of interest to my LASD friends....
I forgot to mention that on Thursday the LA Co Sheriff's Dept had Class 401's graduation on live streaming video from Biscailuz Center. I watched and saw the 46 LASD grads get their diplomas. It was fun. The academy had moved to the Whittier campus a number of years ago and just recently has moved back to ELA. This is the first class graduating since the renovation. On the left in the background is the BC Range where Jerry worked. 

Here is Jerry's Class 115. He's at the top and on the far right of the first row of female Deputies is Sally Harwell.

Today is the special birthday of my Italian son Alex's daughter Sedona Corsaro. HAPPY 16th Sedona!

1970 – Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan.

1972 – Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Gamesby the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day.

1995 – Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

1997 – Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.

And births this date include.....
1944 – Swoosie Kurtz, American actress
....interesting read..named after an aircraft by her father!

....on Mike and Molly....

1947 – Jane Curtin, American actress

1958 – Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian

Meatball Tomatoes

1½ cups diced bread
about ¼ - ½ cup milk to soften bread
4 large beefsteak tomatoes
olive oil
1 T fresh thyme, chopped
1 t fennel seed
¾ pound ground beef, pork, and veal mix (or your favorite combo for meatballs)
¼ cup grated onion
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped or grated
½ cup loose packed flat leaf parsley, chopped
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
½ cup Panko or homemade bread crumbs
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ pound ball fresh mozzarella, cut into small dice
12 leaves fresh basil, rolled and thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350º. Soak bread in milk. Cut about ½ inch off the tops of the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and heart of the flesh. Drizzle cavity of tomatoes with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and thyme. In small pan add about 1 T olive oil, and over med-high heat add fennel seed, stir then add meat and lightly brown. Season with salt/pepper. Add grated onion and garlic, stir 2 minutes more. Transfer to bowl and let cool.

Squeeze the excess milk from bread and crumble into the cooled meat. Add parsley, half the grated cheese and the egg. Fill the tomatoes with the mixture, cover and bake 20 minutes. 
Toss panko or homemade crumbs with 2 tablespoons olive oil and combine with remaining cheese. Top tomatoes evenly with mixture and bake 12-15 minutes more until lightly golden brown on top.
Combine chopped cherry tomatoes with mozzarella and basil, and combine with fingertips.  Serve tomatoes in shallow bowls topped with some of the tomato-mozzarella-basil salad.
The 7 wealthiest NFL players of all time:
7. Joe Montana - $80 million
6. Brett Favre - $100 million
5. Tom Brady - $120 million
4. John Elway - $145 million
3. Peyton Manning - $165 million
2. John Madden - $200 million
1. Roger Staubach - $600 million





Their money hasn't been made in only football... but endorsements, their businesses, etc.


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 6th
National Coffee Ice Cream Day

And.... it's also

Read a Book Day is today. Take time out of your busy life, and relax with a good book. Cozy up on a chair, indoors or out. It doesn't matter where you read that book, as long as you can do so in a comfortable manner. If you doze off along the way, we won't tell anyone.
Reading is a great lifetime hobby. It offers so many positive attributes. It's relaxing and therapeutic. It's educational. Its entertaining. And, a whole lot of other good things, too.  
If you have young children, or elderly people in your home, take the time to read a book to them today. It is a wonderful time to bond with them and it creates pleasant, lasting memories.