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Friday, March 20, 2015

SPRING ~ Sandy & Jerome ~ Chores ~ Mumbai Laundry ~ Virtual Viet Nam Memorial Wall ~ Veggie State of Mind ~ Ravioli Recipes

Good 39º clear morning.
Well, today is the Vernal Equinox, or otherwise known as the 1st Day of Spring!

On this date in 1982 my pal Sandy and her Jerome (Beck...LASD ret) were married. HAPPY ANNIERSARY kids!!!  Sandy and Jerome with most of their grandchildren....  

Yesterday was "catch up" day. I wanted to pressure wash my back patio, but the danged pressure washer has a leak where the hose connects to the spray nozzle ....  .. I got soaking wet! So, did it the old way, with just a hose and nozzle.  Then it was mow the lawn time. Grown hip deep to a tall Indian! Got the front lawn mowed and some of it weed-eated. Chore. At least the sun finally came out from behind the clouds! Warmed to 72º. Nice. I looked out at the pasture and felt as if I was in Ireland!!!! So much green!!!(The green green grass of home......)
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My friend Miss Bonnie took this picture of the "outdoor laundry" in Mumbai India on a recent trip...
Historically this date...

1974 – Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham PalaceLondon.

1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

1990 – Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery,embezzlement, and racketeering.

1999 – Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.

2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.

2003 – 2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.

And births this date include....
1906 – Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)

1922 – Carl Reiner, American film director


1928 – Fred Rogers, American TV host (d. 2003)

1931 – Hal Linden, American actor


1935 – Ted Bessell, American actor (d. 1996)

1937 – Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)

1958 – Holly Hunter, American actress
My friend, Ed Chenal (LASD ret) sent the following link. It's the Virtual Viet Nam Memorial Wall. Really good. Names sorted alphabetical, and by city, by military branch, and by highest military awards. Includes photos.
Dinner last night was reruns of the Colcannon and asparagus and carrots and mushrooms..... was in a 'veggie state of mind'.... Tossed the veggies with walnut oil, added garlic sea salt, and some Real Lemon. Roasted them at 375º til they started to slightly brown. Heated the Colcannon and topped with roasted veggies. OMGOOOOD!!!

Got the 'gate guy' coming this morning to give me estimate on new electric gate. Quality Fence.  Also, Ted from Evans Pest Control (541-772-4541) is coming out to spray my roads from the gate to the barn and to the house. He is going to "sanitize" the ground so NOTHING grows again! LOL. He will also be out later to spray my pastures for tar weed. I recommend him if you need such things done.

Today is Kristen's first day of chemo. Keep her in your thoughts. xoox
And to those of you who called and wrote me, thank you. All of your thoughts wishes and prayers will be passed along to Kristen. And Judy Pberger, THANK YOU!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 20th
National Ravioli Day (YUMMMMM!)

Costco has a great variety of ravioli in the refrigerated section. I love the spinach and cheese and the lobster. I also like to fry the ravioli. Cook per directions. Drain and dry. Sprinkle on a little olive oil, dip in Panko crumbs, fry in hot oil. Use as an hors d'oeuvre and dip into a marinara sauce.
or.... you can make them like this lady does.... she uses Panko also, but a milk egg mixture before dipping the ravioli...
or, as she says, spritz them with olive oil and bake on a cookie sheet at 400º. I like to make ravioli lasagna, with the big raviolis instead of lasagna noodles... lots of cheese of course!

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