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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Irony ~ Flory ~ Kristen ~ Veggie Pasta Experiment ~ Kio

Good 60º wispy cloudy sunny morning.
In 30 minutes yesterday it went from 90º to 96º! In another 45 minutes it was 101.3º. UGH..................

This is from Kathy Corso... wine pal.... as she said, "so true"!

Yesterday after I finished going through my checkbook and paying more bills on line I straightened out a mess of paperwork on my desk. Such thrilling stuff. Then I cleaned out a cupboard in my bathroom, getting rid of a bunch of stuff!!!
My friend Flory Ornstein (hubby Neil.. LASD SR ret) is having gallbladder surgery today. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
This is the day in 1989 that my Kristen graduated from the LA Co Sheriff's Academy. Still so proud of you my love! xoxo
Historically this date
1846 – Mexican-American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the U.S. acquisition of California.
1865 – American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
1911 – The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company ofChillicothe, Missouri.
1946 – Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in aBeverly Hills neighborhood.
1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
... we watched that tennis match from a friend's vacation 'condo' in Avalon, Catalina (Charlie & Linda Engelbart). Boris was amazing! Not generally tennis fans but watching him was fun.

And births this date include...
1927 – Doc Severinsen, American composer and jazz trumpeter

1940 – Ringo Starr, English drummer and singer (The Beatles)
Later dinner was an "experiment" ...

Chicken strips, broccoli/cauliflower/carrots, mushrooms, veggie pasta, (didn't use the spinach!), snap peas, broccoli slaw, and pesto mayonnaise.

I must have bought the mayonnaise at Costco. Also they have it at Sherm's Thunderbird. In the box to search where to buy.... So. Cal, Costco, Albertsons, and a bunch of other places. Made in San Francisco.
I sauteéd the mushrooms and chicken strips in olive oil... and put the pasta into boiling water seasoned with Lawry's garlic salt...

Two minutes before the end of the pasta cooking I tossed in the veggies and the broccoli slaw...

Drained the pasta and veggies well...
All of that went into the pan with the mushrooms and chicken....

Stirred everything up and added in the jar of pesto mayo... and then topped with parmesan cheese. Let it sit for about 10 minutes...
If this type of dish appeals to you and you don't like pesto, stir in some Alfredo sauce, or cheese sauce, even a cream of anything soup, or anything that flips your skirt!
Yesterday early evening I had a great conversation with Brian's friend and mine, Kio Ebrahimzadeh. 

Kio is a super guy... his grandfather was the police chief for the Shah of Iran (he has since passed away) and a super interesting person. Kio was a police officer in Oxnard then Simi Valley. He developed brain cancer and has gone through the ranks of treatment at UCLA Neuro-Oncology Unit  ,a fund I contribute to every year.
He is doing exceptionally well. Recently fought and won in court his retirement from Simi Valley PD. YES!!! I love this guy and am so pleased he is doing so well.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 7th
National Strawberry Sundae Day
(OMG I'm drooling. I want one!)


Lydia said...

There is so much more hope for many cancer patients than before. May your friends and family continue to be blessed by the progress made.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that Kio is doing well. The Persian people I know are so lovely. I am wondering why he had to fight for his pension! ???

Dinner does look yummy. Yes I would prefer the Alfredo sauce. I couldn't feed that to my family tho because too many veggies. lol I love veggies, raw and cooked.

Love the photo at Kristen's graduation. Miss Sherm!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, L, it's amazing the progress that has been made with cancer. Thank God!! xo

T, it's a LONG story re Kio's retirement. Suffice to say, he got it!