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Saturday, June 6, 2015

America's Got Talent ~ Scaredy German Shepherd ~ Nan Cipolla ~ Tap Rock ~ Jennifer/Mike/Sarah/Mike/Me ~ Applesauce Cake

Good 51º clear sunny moon is out morning. Yesterday we hit 89º. Summer is a comin'! Supposed to be close to 100º this weekend. Joy.
Sent to me by Carolyn Taylor (wife of Ollie!). It will inspire you! 
Now this is funny.... a big old German Shepherd is afraid of a stuffed animal. I giggled!!!

Today is a special birthday... Nan Cipolla (wife of Mike) HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAN! Gotta get those martinis one of these days!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day, Nan!!!

Historically this date...
1752 – A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
1833 – The U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride on a train.
1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbor.
1889 – The Great Seattle fire destroys the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington.
1918 – World War IBattle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.
1944 – World War II: the Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches ofNormandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
1981 – Bihar train disaster: a passenger train traveling between Mansi and Saharsa,India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
2005 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich. (HA! Not in Washington, Colorado, or soon to be Oregon! Good grief! Pot heads are just that.)
And births this date include...
1932 – David Scott, American astronaut
1956 – Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player
1967 – Paul Giamatti, American actor

Yesterday at noon for lunch.... Jennifer, Mike, Jennifer's cousin Sarah, and her NY friend Mike (sheesh... first everyone is named Dave and now everyone is Mike!) meeting at Tap Rock. Since the "tourists" were coming this is such a nice place to show off the river and the area. So, for me, twice in one week! I was the "on time/early bird" so I got us a table on the deck and a glass of wine for me...

 Across the river by Riverside Park the Canadian Geese were out in force!

Just an absolutely perfect day~! Everyone finally arrived, albeit late.

Sarah and Mike are super nice folks and it was such fun to get to meet them and chat. Mike flew from NY to Olympia WA and they are on an antique collecting trip. Mike has a website that is so interesting... 
After lunch they headed south to California. In Fort Jones there is a 41 mile 'garage sale' !!!

Jennifer had the BBQ Ranch Chicken Chopped Salad (rotisserie-style chicken, chopped romaine, avocado, Tillamook Cheddar cheese, black beans, tomatoes, corn, sliced black olives, green onion, and BBQ Ranch dressing!) It doesn't look that big in the picture but she shared it with Sarah and Mike... three plates of salad!!!!

Jennifer's Mike enjoyed the same thing I had there on Wednesday, turkey/bacon/tomato/cranberry cream cheese sandwich! I had Fish and Chips. OMGOOOOOD!!!!

GOSH those 'chips' were awesome!
Our favorite waiter, Lance, was there, but our table wasn't in his area...
Brian gave me a bunch of State Farm pens to give him and he was ecstatic! I even got a hug!!!

I wore my silly shirt "SMILE if you aren't wearing any underwear" !! Gets a lot of laughs!

Too much lunch so I wasn't even hungry to fix dinner. Snacked.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 6th
National Applesauce Cake Day

1 (18.25 oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix
1/3 c. oil
1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 c. applesauce
3 eggs
Ground nutmeg


1 c. sifted powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. rum extract
1 tsp. light corn syrup
2 to 3 tbsp. applesauce

In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, applesauce, oil, eggs, cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg and cloves. Mix at low speed of electric mixer until moist, then at high speed for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until toothpick placed in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto serving plate and cool.
Combine powdered sugar, rum extract, corn syrup and applesauce in mixing bowl. Mix until smooth and of drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over top of cake. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. 12 servings.
Or sprinkle on powdered sugar! Also, add in a cup of chopped walnuts~!


Lydia said...

Bjorn Borg- glad he lost the headband):- Applesauce cake? Oh my. That website is really well done. Glad you shared. Thank you.

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks L! xo

Anonymous said...

Oh I hate to get teary this early in the morning but I did. So glad you shared the America's Got Talent video. I am posting it on my FB page. I just love that one and Britain's Got Talent. Always someone with a great story and a great talent. I do hope he wins.

Lucky you to go to Tap Rock twice in a week. Such a neat place.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

xo thanks T!