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Thursday, April 30, 2015

TBT ~ Shadow of Bruiser ~ Canter T's ~ Alex Models ~ Mary & Gil ~ Overnight Oat Breakfast ~ Doe & Fawn

Good 33º clear morning.
The sun came out, but it only warmed to 65º yesterday. Quite windy most of the day. Looks like no rain in the forecast ....

Happy Throw Back Thursday. You LASD folks remember this?

Yesterday morning, I was waiting for Dude on the back porch, to come back from his "duties" in the trees. Bruiser laid down on the cement, waiting also. Thought these pictures were neat!

I love the way the shadow is so interesting!

Here is a site that is collecting $ for Kristen's Cancer Fund by selling t-shirts...
I had sent Kristen some hats for her lack of hair.....
... still, it's too hot in So. Cal to wear them. But if she goes out at night she might wear one!  Alex modeled the hats...


A special anniversary today... Mary (Fancher) and Gil Zavala... Wilsonites. Celebrating 49 years!    CONGRATULATIONS kids!

A funny:

Historically this date....
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York CityGeorge Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory fromFrance for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.

1812 – The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.

1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.

1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1945 – World War II: FührerbunkerAdolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

1947 – In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.

And births this date include....
1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
... a very interesting read!
1908 – Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
1926 – Cloris Leachman, American actress
1933 – Willie Nelson, American musician

1938 – Gary Collins, American actor (d.2012)
.... the boy has racked up quite a few of mug shots over the years for DUI and dine and dash....

1943 – Bobby Vee, American singer
Here is an easy make ahead breakfast ...
Overnight Oats:

1 cup oats
1 cup milk (your choice, skim, 2%, almond, etc)
1/2 cup raspberries (or whatever you like)
slivered or sliced almonds
1 T maple syrup
In a mason jar or bowl add 1/2 cup of the oats, then 1/2 cup milk. Next add 1/2 T of maple syrup, a sprinkle of almonds and 1/4 cup raspberries. Repeat. Place lid on container, store in refrigerator overnight. In the morning take out and enjoy!  From
Was fixing a rerun dinner of the loaded cauliflower and wanted more... so I cooked some angel hair pasta and roasted a few carrots...

When I went to my desk to get my camera I saw a doe and fawn resting in the shade of the barn...
BTW, sometimes a little comment from folks after I put so much time into my blog is nice. Either on the blog itself (comments at bottom) or email or on FB. I know you guys read it and like it, but comments are a moral booster! Just sayin'.................... ♥
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 30th
National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Clouds & Sun ~ Computer ~ Loaded Broccoli ~ Shrimp Scampi

Good 50º very cloudy morning.

Yesterday wasn't as warm. By 3pm it was 77º. Beautiful day.

I ordered a new Photoshop from Amazon and could not get it to load. Got so frustrated after the guy at Adobe remotely got in my computer and told me it had trojans and problems. I took it to Turk in the morning. He looked through it thoroughly and said it does not have trojans. He said all the codes on the disc box for Photoshop were wrong. They did not send the correct one. He loaded my old Photoshop and I went on my merry way.

Came home and "ran 5 miles". He enjoyed it. Saw this little lizard enjoying the warm day on the log over the creek by the road...

Historically this date...
1945 – World War II – FuehrerbunkerAdolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.

1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces byBrazilian forces.

1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992 – Los Angeles riotsRiots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

And births this date include....
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress (d.2012)

1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)

1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress

1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress

1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player
Dinner was a re-do of the Loaded Cauliflower only I used broccoli! Cook the broccoli in boiling salted water for only about 4-5 minutes. Not the 8 minutes like the cauliflower.
Drain and cool...

Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, sriracha (only if you like the spice), paprika, pepper, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, and I added in some baby spinach.

Add in the broccoli and mix well. Put into 13x9 pan.... top with more cheese and bacon crumbles...

Bake 425º for 25 minutes...

DANG this was GOOD!!!!

Ok, to make it a "one pot meal" add in some cooked chopped chicken, or fish (halibut or shrimp or tuna...) or cooked ground hamburger (turkey or chicken), or canned chicken (Costco). Also you could add in some chopped green chilies. Whatever flips your skirt. Use your imagination and experiment.
Later I got the return mailing label from Amazon to return the Photoshop program.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 29th
National Shrimp Scampi Day

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ATF? ~ Puns for Educated Minds ~ Fox ~ Loaded Cauliflower ~ Blueberry Pie

Good 47º clear with a few wispy clouds morning.
Holy cow it got to 87º yesterday afternoon! Hmmmm..... is this Spring or has Summer invaded us already?

This from Tally & Spencer Huntoon (LACO Fire ret) :
                                                   LOL... true!!!

Yesterday I was frustrated with my computer as it wouldn't load a Photoshop program I just bought. So, scrubbed my bathroom top to bottom. Yippeeee.....  Now back is KILLING me!!! Guess it's an Ibuprofen day and rest!

from Rod Johnson (LASD ret)

Puns for Educated Minds
The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was
Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island, but it
turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

She was only a whisky-maker, but he loved her still.

A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class,
because it was a weapon of math disruption.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. 
Historically this date...

1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.

1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.

1988 – Near Maui, Hawaiiflight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out ofAloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.

1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analystAldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

And births this date include...
1758 – James Monroe, American politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)

1930 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)

1941 – Ann-Margret, Swedish actress


1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian and talk show host

PICTURE OF THE DAY.... fox smelling daffodil   ..

Dinner was some smoked pork that PattyK's Cliff had made, along with the Loaded Cauliflower Casserole from Leah (Sunday's blog: )

I cooked some garlic cloves along with the cauliflower in the boiling water, scooped them out and chopped them up while the cauliflower drained and cooled. Into the bowl went the mayonnaise, sour cream, siriacha, paprika, black pepper, garlic, mushrooms, some fresh snipped chives, and cheese....

Then I added in half a bag of baby spinach ...

When cool I added in the cauliflower, mixed well, added to cooking sprayed 9x13 pan. Topped with other half of cheese and bacon.

Baked 425º 25 minutes. Melted cheese and a bit of a crunch on top.

Dished it with Cliff's smoked pork. OMGOOOOOOOOOD!!!!

I'm going to make this again and again and maybe next time try it with broccoli ... or a combination of the two, cauliflower and broccoli. I did like the baby spinach in there too!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 28th
National Blueberry Pie Day

This easy recipe is from Jane's Girl Designs...