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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Volcano Happy Face ~ Crock Pot Apple Coffee Cake ~ Mutt's Day (Lucy & Dude)

Good 51º clear sunny morning. A few degrees under the previous days, hit 99º yesterday. Should be about the same today.
Breakfast yesterday.... leftover brown rice/veggie/tuna in a bowl, make an opening in the center, add an egg (pierce the yolk with a sharp knife), bacon salt and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray. Place bowl in microwave, top with porcelain saucer, cook on high 2 minutes.
               Perfect and OMGOOOOD!

Friday night on the news they showed this picture of the Hawaiian Kilauea Volcano.... LOL! A happy face in the lava!

Another day filled with excitement. First was watering the front and back lawns. Washing towels.  Cleaning leaves off front porch. Filling water tubs for critters. Vacuuming. Found a bunch of old photos so scanned them and put them on the external hard drive. Printer STILL not working! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..............

Historically this date...
1941 – Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf HitlerNazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."

..........there are just no words to describe what sick monsters these people were, Hitler in particular. 

2007 – Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.

And births this date include....
1929 – Don Murray, American actor

1932 – Ted Cassidy, American actor (d. 1979)

1939 – France Nuyen, French actress

1965 – J. K. Rowling, British writer

Ok, how about an easy peesey slow cooker Apple Coffee Cake:

½ cup butter, softened and divided
21 oz can apple pie filling
1 cup 3 T light brown sugar, packed and divided
2 T cinnamon, divided
18.5 oz pkg yellow cake mix
2 eggs beaten
½ cup sour cream
½ cup evaporated milk
Optional: ¼ cup chopped pecans
Topping: whipped cream
1.  Take 1 T of the softened butter and spread it all around the bottom and sides of the crock pot.
2.  In a bowl mix together pie filling, 3 T of brown sugar and 1 t cinnamon.
3.  Take ½ of the apple mixture and spread it in the bottom of the crock pot.
4.  In a different bowl mix the cake mix, eggs, sour cream, evaporated milk, 4 T of the butter and the rest of the cinnamon. Mix well.
5.  Gently spread half the batter over the apple mixture.
6.  Repeat layers.
7.  Cut together the remaining butter and brown sugar and sprinkle on top.
8.  If you want pecans, sprinkle them on top of everything.
9.  Place 2-4 paper towels under the lid and cook on high 4-6 hours, until cake is done in the middle.
10. Periodically check your paper towels to make sure they are not dipping down into the cake and remove moisture from the lid.
11. Serve warm with whipped cream.
This is certainly a brunch item, as you don't want to be cooking it 4-6 hours before breakfast! I would cook it, let it cool, refrigerate, and just reheat it before eating.

Later it was chair, wine, and my good old Blue Bloods. Dinner was reruns.
All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 31st!
Mutt's Day
Lucy was a mutt... she was a cross between German Shepherd and Collie ..with Kristen in 1969:

She was the MOST loving sweet dog ever! The brat next door in Temple City, Tony, would sit on Lucy and if she was working on a bone he'd take it our of her mouth. She never did anything to him, growl or anything! She was gentle!

Well, so is Dude! He's a cross between Rottweiler and Lab. Taken when I still had my Maggie (Scottish McNab... not a mutt!)

Mutts deserve their day in the spotlight, as much as a pure breed. If you own a mutt, or you are a mutt (reading this), then you know this day is for you.
By definition a mutt, sometimes called a "Half-breed", is a dog that is of mixed breed.  They come from two to several breeds. Purebred owners, and sometimes the public in general, view them as lesser in many ways. Mutt owners know better. They value the diversity and uniqueness of their mutts. Sure, a mutt doesn't carry the expensive price tag that a purebred with papers has on its head. To the mutt owner, however, the mutt is invaluable. In addition, mutts don't walk around needing to prove anything. You won't see them strutting around any dog shows trying to prove they are the best.

To all mutts and mutt owners, we hope you thoroughly enjoy Mutt's Day. Spend the day relaxing and doing all the things you and your dog like to do. Do so with both of your chins held high. For your mutt is worth a million bucks!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Carmel Fire ~ Shirts ~ Dennis Richardson ~ Brown Rice/Tuna/Veggies ~ Jalapeño Cheese Cake

Good 58º clear sunny morning. Another day yesterday of 103º. Supposed to cool off slightly today.
My friend Morene sent this photo taken by one of her clients... it's Carmel Beach.... another out of control fire in California!
This is the shirt my friend Trish's son Daryl was wearing at the RNC:               LOL!

And here is my new shirt that just came in the mail Thursday:

Yesterday in anticipation of the heat I did some early laundry and vacuuming. Stayed in from the heat and since it was pay day, I played with my checking account! Whoopppeeeeee...............
Today is a special birthday... friend Dennis Richardson.
Dennis is a Viet Nam vet who flew combat missions for the Army, attorney, 6 terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, he was the Republican nominee for Governor in 2014 (and lost to that creep Kitz-blabber!), but now running for Secretary of State. He was born and grew up in Los Angeles.
He's a super good guy and I pray he wins this election!
Historically this date...
1866 – New Oreleans, Louisiana's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

1945 – World War IIJapanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.

       RIP ..... God Bless you all.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 15 Mission – David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module moduleFalcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.

1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982.

1990 – George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to "get dirt" on Dave Winfield.

2003 – In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.


And births this date include...
1863 – Henry Ford, American businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (d. 1947)

1933 – Edd Byrnes, American actor

1941 – Paul Anka, Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California
...........if you don't use it, you lose it!

1954 – Ken Olin, American actor
 .........ewwwww.................... whoppen? Ya think he ever looks in the mirror??

1956 – Delta Burke, American actress

1963 – Lisa Kudrow, American actress, writer, and producer


1974 – Hilary Swank, American actress
Later for dinner I decided on a brown rice combo ... a can of tuna, artichoke bottoms, olives, black beans, pimentos, and of course some chopped celery and fresh tomatoes.

First the rice was cooked in the rice cooker.
Next the tuna, beans, olives, artichoke bottoms, pimentos were all drained. Next olive oil in frying pan and all of that added in along with celery and tomatoes.
After sauteéing awhile in went the rice and then ricotta cheese.

 Mixed well and heated through. OMGOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 30th
National Cheesecake Day

As food holidays go, this is one of the tastiest of treats.
Here is a super tasty cheesecake I made some time back.

And.... instead of the traditional cheesecake I made it with the new Philly Jalapeño Cream Cheese...
This recipe for 6 mini cheesecakes: 
Make the crust with graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup + 3 T sugar + 3 T melted butter. Mix well and press into bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes at 325º. (You will have leftover crumbs.)

Then in electric mixer put 2 tubs of the Jalapeño cream cheese with 1 t. lemon extract (instead of vanilla), and 1/2 cup sugar...mix well. Then add 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream), mixing well.... and then add 2 eggs, mixing well. Spoon into crusts and bake for 45 minutes at 325º.

OMGOOD!!!! Spicy, so for those of you with delicate palates, don't make it for you...but make if for the person in the house who likes SPICE!
These are sooooooooooooo good they should be illegal!!!