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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weather ~ Tucker's Little League Game ~ Sami's State Gymnastics Competition ~ Pizza ~ Dad's Home ~ Indian Wife's Name

Good 40º cloudy morning.
This next week:

Today it looks like most of the moisture is to the north of us...

Yesterday morning it looked like Fall...

Stayed cooler and windy and cloudy and warmed to 64º.
I got ready and left for Tucker's little league baseball game about 9am. His team, the Blue Jays, played Grants Pass NL 2. Tucker's team won 12-8! Here are a few photos. Tucker is the catcher....


Bobo's team shirt...

Brian took Tucker and they left for Corvallis where Sami was in a state gymnastics meet. In her division she took 1st place!!!!!

I went to Safeway and got a few groceries, then to Abby's Pizza:

I had received a coupon for $7 off a large pizza. So, I ordered a thin crust, white sauce, artichoke, red bell pepper, mushroom, and roasted garlic.

OMGOOOOOOD!!!!!! The saltiness of the artichoke hearts and the crunch of the bell pepper were perfect! 

Historically this date...........
1945 – Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him withJoseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.

1985 – Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.

And births this date include....
1928 – Shirley Temple, American actress and politician (d. Feb 2014)

1936 – Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter and musician (Traveling Wilburys) (d. 1988)

1939 – Lee Majors, American actor

1942 – Sandra Dee, American actress (d. 2005)

1943 – Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)

1960 – Valerie Bertinelli, American actress

This is such fun... Willie is reunited with his dad after his dad was hospitalized for a long time. So cute when he finally realizes who he is!

One more thing... this was shared by Sally Harper. Thanks Sally!
A man asked an American Indian what was his wife's name. He replied, "She is called Five Horses".

The man said "That's an unusual name. What does it mean?"
The old Indian answered, "It's an old Indian name. It means...


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 23rd
National Cherry Cheesecake Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gloom Today ~ Sun Yesterday ~ Bruiser ~ Adopt A Dachshund ~ Final Leg Smilebox ~ Jelly Bean Day

Good 49º dark gloomy morning....

Yesterday the weather started out cold and gloomy, by nearly 9am it lightened up..........

It was quite a nice day. By 2pm we had a heat wave, and it warmed to 73º !!!

Bruiser was out and about... here he comes back.. When he gets to the fence he jumps through it!

Historically this date............
1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have takenEberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.

.......too bad he wasn't caught and put in an oven to die! JUSTICE.

2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.

2008 – The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.

And births this date include....
1906 – Eddie Albert, American actor (d. 2005)

1936 – Glen Campbell, American singer, musician, and actor

1937 – Jack Nicholson, American actor, film director, producer and writer

Later yesterday Dude took a run while I drove the golf cart... took cardboard to the recycle can. 

Here is the final Smilebox.... the last leg from Covina to home...
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One of the places we ate was in Woodland, at Pete's...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 22nd
National Jelly Bean Day

I always kept a jar of jelly beans on my kitchen counter, as my granddaughter Alex loved them. That is where she got the nickname JellyBean.
National Jelly Bean Day is a time to enjoy gobs and gobs of jelly beans. Anyone who loves jelly beans, knows they are not just for Easter. Sure, they are very popular at Easter. But, they are also enjoyed year round. The flavors are limited only by the imagination of candy makers. If you've never enjoyed the multitude of flavors in a box of gourmet jelly beans, the we suggest you head right out to the store and buy some.
Jelly beans date back to at least the 1860's. Advertisements promoted sending jelly beans to Union troops fighting in the Civil War. The original candy maker is unknown.
Here is the history of Jelly Bellys ... first sold at my favorite ice cream store, Fosselman's, in Alhambra.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sun ! ~ Polish Casserole ~ 200 Years of Migration to USA ~ Rerun Dinner ~ Chocolate Covered Cashews

Good 35º ice on the barn roof foggy morning.
Yesterday the sun actually came out for a while! Back and forth all day. Icy this morning and the prediction is for 70ºs today. Hmmmm....... 

Now this is good.... It's a POLISH CASSEROLE:

4 cups penne pasta (or any kind of pasta that will hold sauce)
1½ pounds smoked Polish sausage or Kielbasa cut into ½" slices (or I have used cut up leftover ham from Easter!)
2 cans (10¾ oz each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 jar (16oz) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
3 cups (12oz) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1 1/3 cups milk (2%)
4 green onions
2 T. Dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves, minced
Preheat oven to 350º. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and transfer to large bowl. Stir in sausage, sauerkraut, 2 cups cheese, milk, onions, mustard, and garlic.
Spoon into 2 greased 8 oz square baking dishes, sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
Option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole up to 3 months. Thaw in fridge overnight. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered in 350º oven for 50-55 minutes. There you go.... make ahead for easy dinner!

This is quite interesting... 200 years of migration to the USA... thanks Hilome for this! Also watch the lower left of the screen for the time lapse. Notice what happened after 1970. Each dot represents 10,000 people!!!

Historically this date.....

1918 – World War IGerman fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
1952 – Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.

1982 – BaseballRollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

And births this date include.....
1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Russian-born American concert violinist (d. 1985)

1905 – Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Governor of California (d. 1996)

1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born American actor (d. 2001)

1926 – Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms

1935 – Charles Grodin, American actor

1951 – Tony Danza, American actor and comedian

1980 – Tony Romo, American football player

Later dinner was reruns. Loved that Costco quiche and also had some of Omaha Steaks roasted root vegetables with it. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 21st
National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day

Here are today’s five things to know about Cashews

  1. Pistachio, mango, cashew and poison ivy are in the same family.
  2. Cashews are native to Costa Rica and Central America. The fresh cashew nut has a substance inside that produce a big burn and rash in skin and mouth, at the same time this is a highly valuable product known as Cashew Nut Shell Liquid or CNSL, ingredient that have special structural features for transformation into specialty chemicals and high value polymers, this is important considering the fact that, since this is a renewable resource, is better than synthetics.
  3. One thing is the cashew nut and a different thing is the cashew apple, this last one is a kind of fruit to which it’s attached the nut, this fleshy fruit has an aroma some people love while others dislike, the most common way of preparation of this fruit is doing a tasteful juice mixed with water and sugar.
  4. Cashews in Costa Rica are harvested during March and April.
  5. A quite interesting experience is to burn in wood fire a raw cashew nut, this CNSL is highly flammable and while it burns produces impressive tiny explosions. Kids shouldn’t try this without parent’s supervision.  Gases and fumes can also irritate, so this experiment should be done in open spaces.

Fun Fact:

 India is the world’s largest producer of cashews, with Brazil second and Africa a distant third.
 While high in fat, cashews actually contain less fat than other mass-produced nuts, such as almond and walnuts, and the amount of dietary fiber contained make them a good food for weight loss when eaten in moderation.
Cashews have a high fat content, which means that if they are left at room temperature, they won’t stay fresh for long.