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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Smoke ~ Bruiser ~ Ronald Reagan BBQ ~ Easy Enchiladas ~ Grandparent's Day

Good 47ยบ smokey smokey smokey morning. Another fire up in Corvallis. A couple more east of Medford. The Happy Camp Fire south of us in California is still going like mad. Yesterday at 4pm the sun was almost obliterated!

I had to laugh at Bruiser. He's so nosey... first his napping position I love with his paws curled up...

Then he was investigating the balloons Jeannie gave me from the birthday party....

A video of a little girl and her basset hound playing had Bruiser's attention.....

Historically and births this date...
1945 – Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.

1965 – Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlight, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula.

1970 – Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for USD $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.

And births this date include....
1923 – Peter Lawford, British-born American actor (d. 1984)

1936 – Buddy Holly, American singer (The Crickets) (d. 1959)

1954 – Corbin Bernsen, American actor

BFF..... 3 more days.....
Happy almost Birthday!
(♪♫ SOW Sista, SOW Sista...♪♫)

The Ronald Reagan JCRW BBQ at Hanley Farm was fun yesterday. I got my picture taken with Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters! That is two Sheriffs in 4 days... Josephine Co Gil Gilbertson on Wednesday and Mike on Saturday!

Our next Governor, Dennis Richardson, attended with his wife Cathy....

Our Congressman Greg Walden...

Sal Esquivel and his wife Jan, member of the Oregon House of Representatives ...
Dave Dotterer and his wife Kerry. Dave a retired USMC Colonel and running for State Senator...

I consider all these people my friends. If you live in Oregon, they are the best bet for the election! I heartily endorse them all. More pictures when I get them organized!
Easy Enchiladas

10 corn tortillas
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (or used the Costco canned..or get a cooked rotisserie chicken at the store)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese or a blend of white and yellow cheeses
3 T. butter
3 T. flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan
Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.
In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
Stir in sour cream and chilies. Do not bring to boil, you don't want curdled sour cream.
Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.

*side note - the sauce doesn't freeze very well, so if you're making them ahead of time. Just make and freeze the Enchiladas. Make the sauce the day of.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy SUNNYday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 7th
National Grandparents Day
To all my family and friends who are Grandparents, I wish you a wonderful day!

Date When: the first Sunday after Labor Day
It is only right and fitting that one day of the year is set aside to honor our grandparents. It is time to celebrate those special people who are always there with a hug, a kiss, a cookie, something special, or take us somewhere.
National Grandparent's Day originated in 1978. Then President Jimmy Carter declared it to be the first Sunday after Labor Day.
If you can, enjoy the day with them. That is the greatest gift they can receive from you. If you can't see them, call them, or skype. When you call, make sure you have the time for a long conversation. Remember, grandparents will always ask about you first and listen intently to everything you have to say. They are never rushed or in a hurry. They are there just for you.