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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Alexandria Margaret ~ Family Birthdays ~ So. Cal Rain ~ Pesto Garlic Rolls ~ Epiphany

Good 35º cloudy with 50% chance of showers today.
See, yesterday was whipped cream day and I did put some in my coffee....

Then, breakfast was some turkey with gravy and fresh snipped basil leaves, and leftover potatoes au gratin with some of Harry and David's pepper oinion relish...

Today is a VERY SPECIAL day.. it's my granddaughter Alex's birthday. She is 20 years old! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JELLY BEAN!!!! aka Alexandria Margaret ...

^with Papa Jerry

^with Uncle Buck (Brian)

^with Bobo

^heading to school, 10 years old

^with brother Jack and Mom

^hot mamma!!!!

Interesting that we have so many of our family members born on special days.... my birthday is VJ Day, Kristen's is Halloween, Brian's Valentines Day, Aaron Tax Day, Alex Epiphany, and Jack Tax Day. Daughter-in-love, Jen celebrates on 7-11. Oh thank Heaven!  
Yesterday while everyone in So. Cal was saying it was raining (pouring in some places!) it was still just cloudy here. Then we got sun! It even warmed to 52º. My friend Erika in La Crescenta said they got over 3.25" !!! Kristen said the sun was out by the time she drove home to Covina but the school playground was flooded.
Now if you like pesto, like I do!, you would love these simple Pesto Garlic Rolls:
2 cans refrigerated biscuits (Grands)
4 oz Mozzarella cheese cut into 20 equal cubes
8 oz jar basil pesto
4 T melted butter
2 cloves garlic

Cut each biscuit in half, flatten dough. Spread a t. of pesto in center of dough, place Mozzarella cube on top, pinch sides around cheese so the pesto and cheese are completely encased by the dough.
Place stuffed dough balls in a cast iron pan.
Crush garlic and mix with melted butter and brush the garlic butter over each ball.
Bake 400º for 20 minutes or until dough is golden. Serve warm. OMGOOOOOOOOD!!!
(Thank Goodness for Grands biscuits!!!!!)
I dashed into Rogue River to the post office to pick up a package, Ray's Market for boneless skinless chicken thighs on sale for $1.49 a pound, the vet's for Dude's dental kibble, and Ace for cracked corn. Back home... ahhhh.....

Historically this date...
1912 – New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.

1994 – Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championshipsin Detroit, Michigan.

And births this date include....
1912 – Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)

1913 – Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)

1926 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)

1931 – Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
On 17 March 1990, Capucine jumped from her eighth-floor apartment in Lausanne Switzerland, where she had lived for 28 years, having reportedly suffered from illness and depression for some time. Sad.... she was such a beauty and a good actress!

1960 – Howie Long, American football player and analyst
Dinner was reruns. Chair, wine, TV. The usual.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 6th

This date is also known as Three Kings Day. A Christian feast day celebrating the visit of the Magi to the Christ child.


Anonymous said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADORABLE ALEX! Such a darling little girl and now a lovely lady all grown up. They do grow up so fast!

Yes, it's raining here today again and is supposed to rain all week. It makes me so happy because there is no fire danger when we get plenty of rain.

Hugs and have a great day! Just got a call that my cleaning ladies will be here in a few minutes rather than in a few hours. Gotta run and get ready for them. :)

XO Trisha

Lydia said...

Happy Birthday Alex! You are part of a beautiful family.

LOL- I LOVE that Trisha gets ready for the cleaning ladies- so do I):-
Tonight is the night the last of the Christmas lights will shine bright.

The rain didn't come in today until just after 11 AM. But then it pounded. Tomorrow I need to check on the bridge out back. See how the sandbags are holding.