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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tucker's Game Smilebox ~ Sami & Dana ~ Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins ~ Bruiser & Dude ~ Garlic


Good 41º clear morning.
Yesterday I first went to Ace to get some fly traps.

Having an invasion in my bathroom. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........ HATE flies!!! Then to mail a letter at the post office.

Off to Garrison Field for Tucker's baseball game. His team is the Durham Bulls:

The Durham Bulls are a Triple-A minor league baseball team that currently plays in the International League. The Bulls play their home games atDurham Bulls Athletic Park located in the downtown area of Durham, North Carolina. Durham Bulls Athletic Park is often called the "DBAP" or "D-Bap". The Bulls are the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Established in 1902 as the Durham Tobacconists and disbanded many times over the years, the Bulls became internationally famous in 1988 following the release of the movie Bull Durham starring Kevin CostnerTim Robbins, andSusan Sarandon.
Since 1991, the team has been owned by the Raleigh-based Capitol Broadcasting Company. The Durham Bulls are operated by the operating entity Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Inc. which is also owned by the Capitol Broadcasting Company.
Brian set up a tent over the stands. That was really great. We were in the shade! The umpire walked over to the fence at one point and said, "Could you move that tent over here at home plate?" He was melting!!!

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Here's an easy and yummy recipe...
Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins:


3 baking potatoes, cleaned, rubbed with olive oil, and salted evenly. Bake in 400º oven for 1 hour. Let cool. Slice in half lengthwise and scoop out filling. Place on cookie sheet and bake 4-5 minutes until crispy.

Remove from oven and spoon in some marinara sauce, top with mozzarella cheese, mini pepperoni slices, and parmesan.
Put back into oven and bake 5-7 minutes until cheese is gooey. Remove from oven and sprinkle top with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
Pam is the gal who does this cooking website... you can see many of her awesomely good recipes here:
Save the potato filling you scooped out and mash them with butter adding in some Boursin cheese. Refrigerate or freeze for another meal. AWESOME!


Historically this date...

1927 – Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.


1955 – The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood CliffsNew Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.

1956 – Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.

1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBiancamurders.

1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.

1993 – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, TexasUSA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.


And births this date include....
1903 – Eliot Ness, American lawman (d. 1957)
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1925 – Hugh O'Brian, American actor
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1930 – Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994)
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1933 – Jayne Mansfield, American actress (d. 1967)
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1935 – Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian and composer (d. 2002)
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1937 – Elinor Donahue, American actress
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1962 – Al Unser, Jr., American race car driver
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1968 – Ashley Judd, American actress
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1969 – Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder. Ohhhh what a creep!
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1979 – Kate Hudson, American actress
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Dinner was reruns and TV.
Bruise likes to sit atop his post and watch outside...
You can just barely see Dude on the couch...
Then Bruiser kicked Dude off his couch and took over!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 19th
National Garlic Day

Look, you can now buy a garlic "spray"!

A SHORT HISTORY OF GARLIC

Native to central Asia, garlic has a lengthy history dating back 6,000 years. Long a staple of Mediterranean diets, garlic was a commonly used seasoning in the cuisines of Africa, Asia and Europe. China is currently the world’s biggest producer of garlic followed by India, South Korea, Egypt and Russia.

Regarded as a force of both good and evil, the Egyptians are said to have fed the herb to workers building the Great Pyramid of Giza because they believed it boosted their stamina. In the Middle Ages, plague-phobic Europeans ate whole cloves of garlic to fight off the scourge known as the Black Death.

NATURE’S WONDER DRUG?

Known as nature’s wonder drug, garlic is recognized for its wide-reaching medicinal properties, in the treatment and prevention of disease. It has been credited with extending human longevity, preventing certain cancers, lowering cholesterol levels, reversing high blood pressure, resisting the common cold and overcoming fatigue.

The herb, which can also be deemed a vegetable too, is rich in protein, vitamins A, B-1 and C and contains essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron. It also contains 17 different amino acids.
National Garlic Day photo

THE "STINKING ROSE"
Garlic Day - garlic press

Dubbed the ‘stinking rose’ because of its overpowering taste and smell, garlic is known for causing bad breath, which apparently can be neutralized by sipping milk or eating parsley.

Ironically, despite its illustrious reputation, the herb that causes garlic breath has also long been admired for its powers as an aphrodisiac. Legend has it that Tibetan monks were forbidden from entering monasteries if they had eaten garlic because of its reputation for arousing sexual desire.

Thanks to Hollywood and popular literature, we’re well aware of the myth that garlic deters vampires, but it’s also thought to protect against the evil eye and to ward off jealous nymphs said to terrorize pregnant women and engaged maidens.