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Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 31st

This is the blog I posted on this date in 2012. 

Two Marines ~ Stitches Out ... Dr. Ron ~ Potato Leek Potsticker Soup

Good 41º morning.

Well, another month down. Eleven more to go. Wish it would stop whizzing by so danged fast!

And Dee, wanted you to know how much Harley loved the crab! He sends his burping oinking thanks. He didn't even come up for air.... happy cat!

Thanks Rod Johnson for this....
April - June 1962 these two went through MCRD Marine Corps boot camp.... who knew!

Just in case you need your eyes washed out... watch this...

Historically this date...

1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.

1926 - Leslie and Margaret Laney

were married in Tombstone AZ. 19 years later Susan was born in Los Angeles.
I miss you Mom and Dad! So much!!! ♥♥

1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 – Astronauts Alan ShepardStuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 overLockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

...............and then those high court morons let him go!

And births this date include....

1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)

His home in Avalon on Catalina Island, turned into a hotel, was a favorite place for Jerry and I to stay. Whatta view!

1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)

1919 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)

1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)

Died from lung cancer.... dem damn cigarettes!

1947 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player

1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer

Yesterday I took Maggie to the vets. As I pulled into the parking lot for our 1pm appointment, Dr. Ron was backing his truck up and was leaving. He got out and said I was 45 min early. Sum ting wong. Someone wrote down the wrong time. "1pm" was written on my receipt, so it must have been put in the book wrong. Anyway, he's so nice. Said what the heck, "we'll take the stitches out right here" while Maggie sits in the car. Cool. He went in the office and came out with gauze and forceps and we had a parking lot procedure!

Maggie was really happy, regardless of the look on her face. She didn't have to go inside and wait and then have a thermometer stuck in her butt!!! She was shaking at first, but calmed right down. She will now have a scar and a bald spot on her shoulder.

We came home and I made the peanut butter cookie waffles. You have to add about 3 T of flour to the mix, as it is very soft and hard to get out of the waffle iron in one piece. I used a sharp pointed knife to lift the edge and tongs to lift each one out.

But, once they cool they are crispy and GOOD!!!!



I cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot and added a box of Imagine Potato Leek Soup. When done, drained chicken in a colander and refrigerated. Refrigerate the soup also so the fat can be taken off the top. Then heat the soup, adding some of the chicken torn off and/or cut into bite size. Add mushrooms (I used the shitake dried), garlic, onion, and seasoning if needed. Place the frozen chicken/vegetable potstickers in a frying pan and coat with oil. Add 2/3 cup water, turn on med high, cook with lid on for about 8 minutes ... until water evaporated, then sauté until browned on each side. Add to soup.......

I added some dried basil at the last. OMG GOOD!

All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 31st

Brandy Alexander Day
If you don't want to drink one... make a pie...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 30th

This was my blog in 2013 for this date. I am working on some projects and just don't have the time or energy to make a new blog. Sorry...... 

Car Broke! ~ Stork Alternative ~ Quinoa & Salmon ~ Mom

Good 38º cloudy morning.  Supposed to stay somewhat clear, fog, and no rain for a few. The sky here about 3:30 yesterday and then about 5:30....

Wow, yesterday was a PAIN IN THE NECK! I had my computer loaded in my truck ready to take it to Turk and my truck wouldn't start! I called the car dealer and told them what it was not doing/and doing. Said it might be battery or some electrical problem. Called AAA to get a jump and take the truck in. Said I'd get a car to drive and they'd keep it over night to check it. Well, Clyde, from Precission Towing showed up and the danged engine would not turn over! I noticed this mess in the engine on the alternator .... hmmmm..... 

He left to get the flatbed to take my baby into Grants Pass. 

FYI, Precission Towing in Rogue River (a AAA tow) is run by Clyde and Joann. SUPER nice neat folks. Retirement age but still working hard. Highly recommend!

 30 Minthorne Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537
                                          (541) 582-3722

So, after depositing my truck at Roe Motors in GP I was given a brand new GMC Terraine, only 104 miles! ,  to drive while the beast is removed from the engine and a new "wiring harness" is in place, due to excessive critter chewing on the wires! Groan...Gonna be $$ !

Here is a couple's idea to an alternative to the stork theory... thanks Pat Kelly for this! So funny. Photographer Patrice Laroche, a Canadian photographer, created this series of photos of his wife Sandra throughout her pregnancy, taking the pictures in the exact same setting. So funny! Ingenious! 

Here's an interesting how the Catholic Church will be a big stumbling block in the White House's ACA (Arrogant Contemptuous Asshole) and his plans for a nation of socialism !! (thank you Castros for this!!)

The Bruiser was back yesterday, lounging in my rocking chair, but then left again late in the afternoon. He'll be back..... 

Historically this date....
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States,Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.

1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.

1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

And births this date include...
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York & 32ndPresident of the United States (d. 1945) 

1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008) 

1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress
she retired to Texas so there don't appear to be any recent photos of her. 

1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor 

1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress 

My Mother, Margaret Laney, passed away 19 years ago today. She never got to know any of her precious great-grandchildren! I love and miss you Mom ♥ 

This taken in about 1974 with Kristen and Brian.
Dinner was easy... Quinoa, water, seasonings, canned salmon, broccoli, tomatoes, and a drizzle of mayonnaise and lemon sauce... 

Everything but the tomatoes and sauce went into the rice cooker. I added some garlic powder, sea salt, and fresh pepper, and a little extra water than the directions called for. Whisk together lemon, lemon zest, and mayonnaise and drizzle over all. REALLY GOOD!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Maggie gets a 'mani/pedi' today and I have to grocery shop. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 30th
National Insane Answering Machine Day

"Hello. You have reached the Maxwell's, but we are avoiding someone we don't like. So, leave your name and number and if we don't call you back ..... it's YOU!"

Friday, January 29, 2016

Mo' Rain ~ Snowboarding w/ NYPD ~ Frank & Cindy ~ Bosnia w/ Hill-Liary ~ Sriracha Whole Roasted Cauliflower ~ Sea Scallops ~ Wife's Revenge ~ Corn Chip Day

Good 45º raining and hard blowing windy morning. Yesterday we got an inch. So far since the rain started in the night we have gotten 1/2". More comin'.....

This was shared by my former high school pal, Ellen Naugle.... snowboarding with the help of NYPD! Joan I know you will like this as well as you Vivia. V, share with your NYPD daughter!!!
Today is a special anniversary... my neighbors Frank & Cindy. It's 39 years! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! They are off to the coast for some fresh crab. Crab Fest there this weekend. 

Historically this date..
1916 – World War IParis is first bombed by German zeppelins.

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

1979 – Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
WOW.... whack job! And only 17 years old at the time.


And births this date include.....
1913 – Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
... and as my high school pal Adelle (Easton) related to me her dad was an officer on a Coast Guard ship and Mature was one of his underlings. When he had given Mature an order and someone said, "Don't you know who that is??? It's Victor Mature!" Del's dad remarked, "Mature, manure, I don't care what his name is!"

1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)

1942 – Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
    no recent photos of this beauty... she must be shy...

1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress
Busy gal, 5 husbands!

1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
.... interesting read.... my sister knew his family. They had a place at Tahoe and she said they were the NICEST family!

1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver

1970 – Paul Ryan, American politician
Hill-Liary Clintoon wasn't kidding about landing in Bosnia under sniper fire....
Dinner... Sriracha Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Remove leaves and trim the base of the cauliflower.
Mix the following well, except for the Parmesan: 
1/4 c olive oil
1 lemon,  zested and juiced
1 T Sriracha sauce (or not if you don't like HOT)
1 T Sriracha mayonnaise (this would be better for tender tastes)
1 T cumin
1 T garlic powder
3 T Montreal Steak seasoning
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Preheat oven to 400º. With a brush put the mixture all over the cauliflower...or use your hands. Place on parchment paper or a sheet liner on a cookie sheet or in a baking dish.
Roast until lightly browned and dry, about 30-40 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes. Slice into wedges and sprinkle on Parmesan. (I sprinkled on the Parm as soon as it came out of the oven)

Next was Sea Scallops....
3 T olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
2 (14oz) cans artichoke quarters, drained
salt and pepper
1/4 c parsley leaves, chopped (I used dried)
2 T capers, drained
16 sea scallops
1/2 c dry vermouth (or use lemon juice and 3 pats of butter)
Heat large non-stick pan  over med high heat, add a couple turns of olive oil and the chopped shallots. Cook a minute or so, add artichoke hearts and toss and heat. Season with salt and pepper and add parsley and capers.  Transfer to serving dish.

Wipe out pan and return to heat, raising heat a bit. Season drained scallops with salt and pepper. Add 1 turn of olive oil to the hot pan and place the scallops in the pan. Sear the scallops in a single layer, causing them to caramelize.. 2 minutes each side. Add vermouth and cook out the alcohol .. 1-2 minutes. Arrange on top of artichokes and serve.

These scallops I have been making for years. A fav of both Jerry and me! I like it better with the butter and lemon juice but either is GOOD!!! As for the cauliflower... it was AMAZINGLY GOOD too. I will make it again for sure!!!!

Later a chat with several of my gal pals, chair, wine, and TV. Then I fell asleep in my chair !!! Woke up and went to bed!

It has been said that paper is obsolete.
....It's only 39 seconds so please watch it all...the
irony won' t be lost on you. The wife's revenge is priceless!
(Thanks Steve 10-30 Dude Voors for this!)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 29th
National Corn Chip Day
Fritos Scoops my FAVORITE!!! 


According to popular lore, Fritos hail from San Antonio, Texas, where C. E. Doolin, who apparently had an obsession with making a snack based on corn that would not go stale too quickly, found a local man who had deep-fried corn snacks made from an extrusion of masa. Doolin bought the man's patent and recipe, and with the help of his mother perfected the recipe in his own kitchen (in much the same way that he later invented Cheetos).[1] He began selling Fritos in 1932 under the moniker of the Frito Corporation. Original Fritos ingredients were limited to whole corn, corn oil, and salt.
From 1952–67, the Frito Kid was the company's official mascot.[2] The Frito Bandito was its mascot from 1967 until about 1971, and was discontinued due to complaints about the Bandito image. He was initially replaced by the Muncha Bunch, a group of cowboys, which then were replaced by W.C. Fritos, modeled after comedian W.C. Fields.
National Corn Chip Day celebrates the Corn Chip. Fifty years ago, few Americans knew what Corn Chips were. Today, most American can not imagine life without this tasty, crunchy holder of salsa, cheese and (mostly) mexican dips. Its even sprinkled atop salads, making salads even more crunchy.  
On National Corn Chip Day, enjoy eating one of your  favorite snacks. And, take our Corn Chip corn chips for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks today! I don't know about you. But, I will find that easy to do.