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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dude/Errands ~ Gracie & Jack Elliott ~ Nanno ~ Eggplant Pizza ~ Lobster


Good 44º clear sunny morning.
The sun came out yesterday and it was beautiful. We warmed to 87º. Warmer today..............
Breakfast was 2 eggs cooked with butter spray, lots of cheese, in the micro and the rest of that awesome cantaloupe. Going to have to get another of those melons!!

Yesterday I ran some errands and took Dude. He was a happy camper. He sits in the very back of my truck and watches out the back window. (In this picture he just climbed up in the back when I was unloading stuff!) 

I have learned if I park facing away from the store I'm going into, he will stay in the back and watch for me, but if I park facing the store then he ends up in the front seat, shedding hair, and nose "kanji" on the windows! (*kanji is Asian writing symbols, which his nose marks look like!!) ... so, market, post office, pharmacy, home.


Today is a special anniversary, two great folks Gracie and Jack Elliott. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! Wish I had a photo of you two. (Jack LASD ret and Gracie LASD SR ret)
Today was my grandmother's birthday. Her name was Isabelle Dunbar Mills. She was born in Glasgow Scotland in 1872. We called her 'Nanno'. She was fun, so nice, a great cook (oh those shortbread bars!!! and Scotch Cherry Cake!). I think she's the only person in the family who ended up shorter than me! She passed away in 1964. Here she is in 1958 with me, my older sister's daughter MaryAnn, Marion's son Andy, and older sister's Nancy.


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Historically this date....

1890 – The U.S. Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.

2003 – A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore HokkaidōJapan.

2008 – China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.


And births this date include...
1936 – Juliet Prowse, South African actress and dancer (d. 1996)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IZe0aMyZ0g0/UGHMeoe6R5I/AAAAAAAAdNM/Xh7DkkDhNxU/s1600/julietMA29074134-0008.jpg
 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2AsmgNUvymo/UGHMgBGdikI/AAAAAAAAdNU/ka6R4smyJ1k/s1600/juliet2MA29074134-0009.jpg


1944 – Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7wHS7rdDQ0g/UGHMlJyJuBI/AAAAAAAAdNc/cSsm2Uc3PDg/s1600/michaelMA29074134-0010.jpg


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uT0_PKG7ihQ/VgVvgPHuD9I/AAAAAAABDA0/6Q1lVXyxISg/s1600/michaelandkirkMA29697526-0027.jpg
  With his father Kirk Douglas


1947 – Cheryl Tiegs, American model
.... a graduate of Alhambra High in 1965. Known by everyone in town! Went to Cal State LA. (me too!)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Kg9gUxbFWHg/UGHMryvrp-I/AAAAAAAAdNs/OXtiyOr9Rlo/s1600/cherylMA29074134-0012.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dzDMPlFX01c/UGHMtCdrT0I/AAAAAAAAdN0/o69FuR0NPvQ/s1600/cheryl2MA29074134-0013.jpg



1951 – Mark Hamill, American actor
.... boy, you tend to remember him in Star Wars ..so young!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DtsWqXK6ey4/UGHMyr8UwqI/AAAAAAAAdN8/-UGJTfZdjLM/s1600/markMA29074134-0014.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I_ZJ0OvVoPE/UGHM0APF0hI/AAAAAAAAdOE/9JhnAFlyaNQ/s1600/mark2MA29074134-0015.jpg



1952 – Christopher Reeve, American actor (d. 2004)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CO2kPtsX-qA/UGHM4CZI1XI/AAAAAAAAdOM/1PBxRFrU_NA/s1600/christopherMA29074134-0016.jpg



1961 – Heather Locklear, American actress and model
... graduated from Newberry Park High in Thousand Oaks and went to UCLA
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g8h0DGsjr9o/UGHM840TnZI/AAAAAAAAdOU/6V05Tgaf0hk/s1600/heatherMA29074134-0017.jpg



1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
.....she shares the same birthday as her husband, Michael Douglas!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hyg-ocpxS4Q/UGHNA2DtyiI/AAAAAAAAdOc/k6g4S-iiaYU/s1600/catherineMA29074134-0018.jpg



1973 – Bridgette Wilson, American actress
....wow, born in Gold Beach Or! (LOL, people are really born in Gold Beach???) Married to Pete Sampras, tennis player.
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Later dinner was "eggplant pizza". I thawed and cooked some sausage...

OMGOSH, this Jimmy Dean Maple sausage is sooooooooooooooooooo good!!!!! I could just eat it plain right out of the pan!!

Next was adding the marinara sauce to the sausage...


I had sliced the eggplant, laid the slices on paper towels, sprinkled with Kosher salt, and let sit for about 20+ minutes. Turned them over and let them drain. Pat dry, put on cooking sheet and drizzled with olive oil an added Tuscan Seasonings, bake at 400º about 15-20 minutes.


Turn them over and added the sausage/marinara, some two cheese blend, and some Parmesan. A couple slices I only added cheese. Back in the oven 3-5 minutes to melt cheese and heat sauce well...


If you like eggplant, this is YUMMMMMM!!! A fav of mine for many years!!!!

Then it was phone chat with pal, wine, TV, chair.... 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 25th
National Lobster Day

Mmmmm.... one of my most fav foods, cooked lobster tail! So easy and perfect every time... as taught to me by my nephew Jimmy~
This is interesting:
Here is one of my many blogs where I posted cooking a lobster tail.... quick, easy, perfect every time:

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good blog! Lots of interesting stuff.
Oh yummy egg plant! What an interesting way to cook them. Maybe I will buy some, slice, dip in egg and cornmeal and fry in the air fryer.

Our Assembly woman Ling Ling Chang recently met with Mark Hamil to discuss his concern and about bringing a bill to the floor about counterfeit memorabilia.

Heather Locklear is a FB friend of mine but haven't seen her post anything for a very long time.

Did your grandma has a Scottish brogue or did she come here at an early age?

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Eggplant would be great that way too, Trish! I read about Hamil and the fake autographed things that are going around. My grandmother didn't have an accent that I recall. My grandfather came from Edinburgh and he probably did have a brogue, but he died before I was born. :0( xo

Lydia said...

This year hasn't been good for everything, but it certainly has been good for enjoying melon.

The eggplant looks good. Real good.

I remember when Heather Locklear was doing the "Drink milk" spots. Gerry suddenly had a desire to keep milk on the table.

Kenny likes to go lobstering during the season. Says when it is that fresh, it is incredible.