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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sandy ~ Bob ~ Da Pulley ~ Roast Garlic ~ Vegetable Pasta ~ Football

Good 47º scattered clouds morning.

Yesterday was BEAUTIFUL!

Hey, today is a very special birthday... my pal from high school Sandy (Todoran) Beck. She and I became friends with Sue (Shewalter) in the 9th grade and were the "3 Musketeers"!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDY!!! Glad you finally caught up with me! xoxooxo (sure wish we could find Sue)

Today is also another special birthday... Bob Klamm. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!
Bob on his "Bear Scoot" in the Boatnik Parade and with his bride Micol ...

And then there is a dear friend from back in the '70's and '80's... Terry Polley. Terry was the station mechanic at Temple and Jerry nicknamed him "Da Pulley". HAPPY BIRTHDAY DA PULLEY!!!

Yesterday was house cleaning day and laundry. Big whoop! And dinner was a concoction... pasta, zucchini, poblano chile, tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted garlic, artichoke hearts, pigeon peas, spinach, and Alfredo sauce.

First I cut up the monster garlic that was so bitter and topped a couple smaller heads of garlic. Put them in muffin tin, drizzled on olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, covered with foil, and roasted at 400º for 35 minutes. Perfect and not bitter anymore!

Next I cooked the pasta and drained and cooled it and chopped tomatoes, zucchini, chili, artichoke hearts, and garlic and drained the mushrooms and peas...

I heated the pan to a high temp with olive oil and sauteéd the zucchini til it colored. 

Then added in all the rest of the vegetables..

Then in went the pasta and the half jar of Alfredo sauce...

Last was the spinach..


Football games this week:

Historically this date ...
1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
1971 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
1994 – The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
1996 – Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.

And births this date include...
551 BC – Confucius, Chinese philosopher (d. 479)
1836 – Thomas Crapper, English inventor (d. 1910)

1901 – Ed Sullivan, American television show host (d. 1974)

1934 – Brigitte Bardot, French actress

1987 – Hilary Duff, American actress and singer

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 28th
National Drink Beer Day

Beer has been brewed prior to written history. But ironically, the oldest known recipe set down by man appears to be one for brewing beer, found on stone tablets in Sumer, in southern Mesopotamia, the “fertile crescent” or “cradle of civilization” between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers that includes modern Iraq, northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and southwestern Iran.
Beer is the most frequently-consumed beverage in the world, after water and tea! Some scholars believe that it has been brewed since the sixth millennium B.C.E. By 4000 B.C.E., the Babylonians were brewing at least sixteen varieties of beer (when you see all of the different styles in this glossary, you won’t be surprised at that number). The Pharaohs of Egypt paid their workers with jugs of beer (later, the Romans would pay their legions in salt, leaving us with the phrase, “worth his salt” rather than “worth his beer”). Beer types—ale, pale ale, bock, pilsner, and lager.