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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Roasted Carrots ~ Gtano's ~ Tucker's ~ So. Cal. Cities ~ Loaded Cauliflower

Good cloudy 39º morning. Had a few sprinkles yesterday, but not much.
Breakfast yesterday was more of the crumpets and lime curd and a little cottage cheese with roasted carrots. 

I take the ready peeled carrots and toss them with olive oil and garlic salt, roast in 400º oven for about 20-25 minutes, if they are small.....

If they are the bigger carrots...... 
cook them longer, depending if you like still crunchy or soft.
Yesterday was Tucker's Little League Game, but he got sick and so we didn't go. (He was feeling better in the late afternoon... watching a Harry Potter movie with his dad.)  

I met up with Jeannie, Dee, and Kathy at Gtano's
for a Peruvian Margarita (OMGOOOD!!!) ....

 and wine....
Juan Carlos made us some guacamolé. Awesomely good!!!!
Gtano's - 218 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR.
On my way there I saw this sign.... 
LOL.... for you Tucker!!!

And on 6th & G Streets there is this building. Have no idea why all these California city names are all over the windows!

... and even "Maxwell" is on there!

When I was getting my hair cut Leah told me about this dish she made and it was awesome... She loved it and so did her Jordan.. in fact he ate almost all of the casserole! 
Loaded Cauliflower:

1 lg head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces, about 6 cups
6-8 strips of bacon cooked, crumbled (cook in 400º oven for 20 minutes) or use Costco crumbled bacon
6 T chopped chives
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups Colby Jack or Cheddar cheese
8oz container sliced mushrooms
Also, Leah added garlic and onions to the cooking bacon.. or sauté them separately and then added paprika, pepper, and Siracha to the sour cream/mayo.
Preheat oven to 425º
In large pot of boiling water cook cauliflower 8-10 minutes, drain and cool.
In large bowl combine sour cream and mayo, half of crumbled bacon, 3 T chives, 1 cup of cheese, mushrooms, and cauliflower. Mix well. Place in baking dish. Cover with remaining cup of cheese and the rest of bacon crumbles. Bake 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted, top with remaining chives and serve.
Historically this date....
1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.

1962 – NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon

1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.
1991 – Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end,Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak).

2005 – Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country (Syrian occupation of Lebanon).

Births this date include....
1933 – Carol Burnett, American comedian
Carol lived with her mother in Hollywood on Cherokee Avenue in a brownstone between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca. My grandmother and aunt lived a block over on Whitley Avenue. Didn't know Carol (she wasn't famous yet) but probably had walked past her apartment building a bunch of times.

1938 – Duane Eddy, American guitarist and actor

1942 – Bobby Rydell, American singer, drummer, and actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 26th
National Pretzel Day

National Pretzel Day celebrates pretzels of all shapes and sizes.
How do you like your pretzel? Thick or thin? Straight or twisted? Crisp and crunchy, or soft? Salted, unsalted, mustard flavored, perhaps? There's no shortage of types of pretzels. If you are having trouble deciding which ones, we suggest you mix a bunch of different types of pretzels in a big bowl, and grab a handful, or two, or three, or.....
Did you know? Pretzels are believed to be the world's oldest snack. Pretzels date back to 610AD in Southern France. Monks baked thin strips of dough into the shape of a child's arms folded in prayer. Add a little salt, and Voila! ...the pretzel industry was born.