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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sami's Gymnastics Competition ~ Sunday Football ~ Stuffed Pumpkin

Good 50º drizzling morning.

Yesterday I left here just after 8:30am and headed to the gymnastics competition in Grants Pass. Sami was participating. It was called The State of Jefferson Memorial Invitational.

Here are photos of Sami competing. She did the Floor, the Vault, the Beam, and the Bars.*
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Here is the video of her floor exercise....
By the end of the event Sami had won first in the Floor and the Bars and 3rd place in the Vault and the Beam. She WON All Around for her Level 2!!!! AMAZING. She is AWESOME!!!! I cried tears of joy!

OK, today's football....
Gonna be a nail-biter!

A pigmy marmoset....

Historically this date.....
1788 – The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives atBotany Bay.
1896 – The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.

1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis ArmstrongBenny GoodmanLionel HamptonArtie ShawRoy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
1990 – Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.

And births this date include....
1779 – Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (d. 1869)
He wrote one of my most favorite books!!!

1813 – Joseph Glidden, American farmer who patented barbed wire (d. 1906)
With that name, you'd think he invented some kind of paint!  LOL, probably a relative!

1882 – A. A. Milne, English author (d. 1956)

1892 – Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)
1904 – Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
Mr. Grant and I at a Fabergê sales meeting in the Bahamas. He was dreamy then, even at 77 years old!

1913 – Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
1941 – David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)
   Saw them at the Playboy Club in the 70's... NEAT!!!!

1955 – Kevin Costner, American actor

On the AOL Sign on screen they have a picture of my Bruiser!!! Same white belly and white nose and white paws!

Dinner last night was stuffed pumpkin...
I re-hydrated the veggies I got from Harmony House (through .. chopped onion, chopped mushrooms, chopped spinach, and chopped red/green bell peppers...

Ground beef (enough to fill the pumpkin cavity) was cooked with garlic salt and a 'touch' of oil...

I cooked a package of gnocchi (in boiling water with garlic salt until they float.. drain) and only used half...

Added the veggies and gnocchi to the ground beef, cooked until well mixed and heated....

Added beef mixture into cleaned out, dried, and salted pumpkin...

Put top on pumpkin. Place in pie pan with about 1" of water..

Cook in 300º for 2-3 hours, until you can easily push in the pumpkin skin.

Serve pumpkin by scooping out the stuffing along with the cooked pumpkin. Serve with salad...

This particular pumpkin was too small for scooping, so I just cut off a chunk! Love this. Very tasty. You can use any kind of ground meat and any kind of vegetables you prefer and I like the added gnocchi!
This recipe from my dear departed friend, Charline Aubin. 1939-1999. She was a Reserve at the BC Range.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 18th
Peking Duck Day