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Monday, March 2, 2015

Sami ~ Chaka ~ Bob Vincent ~ Tap Rock Omelet ~ Beach Flip Flops ~ Macaroni Tuna Casserole ~ Banana Cream Pie

Good 37º, yeah not frozen, morning!
Today is officially Sami's 7th Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY GIRL!!!

Today is also Bill and Jeannie's dog Chaka's 7th birthday!

.... and a former Temple City neighbor, Bob Vincent is celebrating his birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!
(Marie & Bob 1963! GREAT picture!)

Yesterday I met Brian, Jen, Sami, Tucker, and Jean for breakfast at Tap Rock. They all had the buffet. I had a spectacular omelet. It was called the Sam's Valley Omelet...
Peppered bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, and Northwest Salsa. Topped with Avocado and sour cream with a side of melon and grapes.....accompanied by a cinnamon berry roll that was HEAVEN! Last time we were there for brunch and I ate from the buffet... OINK OINK. I always want one of everything. Too  much food. No self-control when it comes to food!!!! LOL.

Historically this date...
1877 – U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.

1953 – The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.

2002 – U.S. invasion of AfghanistanOperation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

And births this date include....
1793 – Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
.... it didn't work out, but I wanted another boy and to name him Sam after Sam Houston because Jerry was born in Texas. As it is, we got our 'Sami'! Ironic on Sam H's birthday!

1904 – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)

1917 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)

1919 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)

1950 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)

1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)

1968 – Daniel Craig, English actor

1982 – Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
This is a riot... posted on my FB page by Joan Knoeppel:

How about this for a quick easy something different recipe..
Macaroni Tuna Casserole

1 pkg (7¼ oz) macaroni and cheese
1 can (10¾ oz) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 can (5 oz) tuna, drained and flaked (or Jeannie and I though canned salmon would be good too!!!)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup (4oz) shredded cheddar cheese
Minced fresh parsley (optional)
(You could also use shredded chicken and a tablespoon or so of buffalo wing sauce!  and I think I'd put in some diced celery..because I like that crunch! With the chicken I's add cream of chicken soup, undiluted, instead of the celery soup)
Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare macaroni & cheese according to package directions. Stir in soup, tuna, and milk. Pour into greased 2 qt baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley if desired. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. 4 servings.
Or go here... for a whole lot more Kraft casserole ideas:
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 2nd
National Banana Cream Pie Day

First, a discussion of banana creme pie versus banana cream pie.
Crème is the French word for cream. As recipes evolved in the U.S., the trend was to emulate French spellings to give the recipe a cachet. Doesn’t soupe du jour (typically misspelled as soup du jour) sound better than “today’s soup?”
Thus, in the name of cachet (or perhaps they weren’t good spellers), some of America’s bakers translated tart aux bananes et creme into banana creme pie. The proper translation is banana cream pie.
And the French word crème, pronounced “crehm,” got Americanized to be pronounced “cream.” And to be positively correct, the addition of eggs, used in a top-quality recipe, creates a custard. Thus this recipe makes a banana custard pie.
It would be nice to go back and correct the mistakes of the past, but that just won’t happen. So feel free to use the words interchangeably.
And bake this delicious double banana cream pie recipe. The “double” comes from an American invention: Instead of just banana creme/cream in the pie crust, there is a layer of fresh-sliced bananas. It’s the way to go!

Here is a Taste of Home banana pie recipe: