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Monday, July 3, 2017

Apples/Grapes/Pears/Bees ~ PJ & Dave Taqueria la Guacamaya ~ Trish's Italian Pasta Salad ~ Ready For The 4th ~ Beans


Good 52º clear sunny morning. Yesterday we topped out at 93º.


So many things growing right now..... my apple tree in the front yard has a bunch of apples ....

These little green guys are really good, if I can get to them before the buck hops the fence and helps himself! LOL.
The grapes are starting...
The deer love the grape leaves and the wild turkeys climb up on top of the vines and eat the grapes!
The bees are busy on the lavender....



The Catalpa tree next to my front porch is full of blooms and bees too. The whole tree is buzzing!!!
And my pear tree out back is starting to produce. Now only if the bear doesn't come back and eat them all like he did last year!!!



Yesterday I picked up PJ and Dave and we went to lunch at Taqueria la Guacamaya to celebrate PJ's birthday. The food was awesome, as usual! Tamales soooooooooooooo good, and a fish taco. Margaritas, of course! Julio, the owner is super!

 
Nice time! and GREAT Margaritas!!!! 



Historically this date...........

1890 – Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.


1969 – The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocketexplodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.

1979 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

1994 – The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.


And births this date include...
1947 – Dave Barry, American comedian and author
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1956 – Montel Williams, American actor and talk show host
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1958 – Aaron Tippin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
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1962 – Tom Cruise, American actor, writer, director, and producer
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1962 – Thomas Gibson, American actor
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Here is a recipe my pal Trish shared with me. This is her Italian Pasta Salad.... it's similar to the Kraft version (that's where I got the picture!)

TRISH'S ITALIAN PASTA SALAD


1 PKG ROTINI PASTA, COOKED, RINSED W COLD WATER AND DRAINED (I USE THE MULTI COLORED PASTA AS IT MAKES A BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION)
1/3 CUP GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE
1 BOTTLE WISH BONE ITALIAN DRESSING
3 CUPS BROCCOLI FLOWERETTES, SLIGHTLY CHOPPED
¼ RED BELL PEPPER, CHOPPED
½ CUP RED ONION, CHOPPED
½ CUP BLK OLIVES, CHOPPED
CAULIFLOUR FLOURETTES
SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE
(MAY ADD HARD SALAMI, CHOPPED OR SHRIMP, CHOPPED)
MIX ALL TOGETHER & REFRIGERATE FOR SEVERAL HOURS
Sounds great Trish!!! Thanks!!!


Later I had planned on fixing dinner, but was still too full from lunch!

So it was chair, wine, and TV ... Celebrity Fued, Rookie Blue, My Cat From Hell.


Tomorrow night is the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. 3 hour music and fireworks show. Always my 4th favorite. The Boston Pops are AWESOME!!

I have DirecTV and it's on my channel 353, so you will have to search for it in your area. Mine is ready to record!


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 3rd
Eat Beans Day

Eat some beans today and toot about it!
Humans have been eating beans since they first began to walk upright on the planet. Beans are grown all over the world. Most people find beans to be very tasty. And that's a good thing, as beans are very good for you.
Beans are healthy and nutritious. Sure, vegetables in general are healthy for you. Beans are among the healthiest. These legumes are a major source of protein and fiber. They contain many other minerals and vitamins, too. They have no fat, and are very low in cholesterol. Diabetics love the low carbs. About the only downside, is that beans can cause flatulence.
It's easy to celebrate this very special day, simply eats beans, and lots of them. There are over 40,000 varieties of beans to choose from, and no shortage of recipes. Now, that's something to toot about!
To celebrate this special day, include a bean recipe in your meals today. Find bean recipes
Did you ever consider growing your own beans? They are easy to grow. Find out How to Grow Beans

Bean Trivia

Here is a collection of Bean trivia and fun facts:
  • There are over 40,000 varieties of beans
  • China is the top world-wide producer of green beans
  • Beans have been part of the human diet for thousands of years, probably dating back to wen Man first walked upright.
  • The world’s largest bean pods can grow up to 5 feet long.
  • The USDA recommends adults eat three cups of beans a week.
  • Beans from thousands of years ago, are genetically very close to the beans we eat today.
  • 6 to 11 percent of a cooked beans weight is protein.
  • If you eat beans regularly, you will have less flatulence from them.
  • Dry beans are better for you than canned, because they contain less sodium. Frozen beans have less sodium, too.
  • You can freeze cooked beans for up to six months. Before reheating thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Rich in antioxidants, beans lower the risk of cancer.
  • In Nicaragua, newlyweds are given a bowl of beans for good luck.
  • Beans can be made into burgers, cakes, drinks, pies, fudge, muffins, jewelry, bean-bag chairs, toys, and musical instruments.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

mmmm Love Mexican food and your plate looked so delicious! What a good friend you are!

Thanks for posting my Rotini Italian Salad. I forgot to include in the recipe that I also slice Mozzarella cheese sticks and dump those in. A nice addition.

Have a good Independence Day!!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Julio makes the BEST tamales. I just love them!! Have known PJ and Dave a long time and now they are getting ready to move to AZ. Dang. HAPPY 4th to you too Trish!!! xo

Lydia said...

Good Pasta morning to you. Perhaps it will be a play day here with the basic recipe. Exchange Ranch dressing for the Italian. Skip the Parmesan cheese, but add more veggies-maybe some sort of bean- definitely avocado.

Oregon Sue said...

Sounds good L. Can't go wrong with those ingredients. xo