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Friday, February 26, 2016

Weather ~ "Greeky" Breakfast ~ Songs From The 60's ~ Prison Blues ~ Tortellini w/Veggies & Bacon ~ Pistachios

Good 39º slightly foggy morning.

Yesterday we hit 77º !!!!!!!
Rain due later this afternoon...

My breakfast was a little "Greeky"....
Mini cucumbers, Greek yogurt, Avocado Hummus, avocado, and two of the veggie cakes....

Hummus on the veggie cakes, on the yogurt, garlic salt and bacon salt on the avocado, sea salt on the cukes. OMGOOOOOOD!!!!!

This was shared by Ellen (Naugle - Wilson High)
Open the link and click on any picture... songs from the 60's!
Historically this date...
1919 – President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).

1993 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below theNorth Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.

And births this date include....
1829 – Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)

 Such a shame they are now 'heche en Mexico'!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............

The boys used to be mad because I made them wear Sear's Toughskins ... couldn't afford Levis for growing kids back then! Levis and a JC Penny's tee shirt was Jerry's "uniform" until the Levis were made in Mexico! Then he bought Prison Blues ("made on the inside to be worn on the outside") made at the Oregon Corrections Institution in Pendleton. In other words, the USA! 
They can be ordered from the link above, or they are in retail establishments and if you are interested I can send you the address of retailers in your area. The list is very long and too much to post. Stores in Wa, Or, Ca, Wy, Az, Ak, Id, La, Ks, Me, Mn, Mt, NY, Nh, Oh, NM, & Tx.

1846 – William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)

1852 – John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, advocate of
dietary reform (d. 1943)


1882 – Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
............Geeeesh, how would you introduce this guy, "I want you to meet my husband Husband" !  What was his mother thinking!!!

1887 – William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)


1916 – Jackie Gleason, American actor, writer, composer, and comedian (d. 1987)

"Bang. Zoom." Straight to the moon!!


1920 – Tony Randall, American actor (d. 2004)

1932 – Johnny Cash, American musician (d. 2003)

Later I decided to get something positive done... cleaned out a cupboard and threw away a slew of stuff!!!

Dinner spinach/cheese tortellini, chopped celery, chopped cabbage, diced fire roasted tomatoes, cheese sauce, spinach:

First I sauteéd the cabbage and celery with olive oil and garlic salt, then added the drained tomatoes, spinach on top, lid on and let heat thoroughly.

In went the cheese sauce...

The tortellini cooked and in it went along with bacon crumbles.

   SUPER GOOD!!!!!! That and a glass of wine. Pefect!
I also cooked, in the casserole Crock*Pot, some yams for later..

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 26th
National Pistachio Day

National Pistachio Day is a nutty day. You can celebrate National Pistachio Day by eating them, and learning more about them. We're going to help with the learning part........ read on.
Nutty Pistachio Facts:
Pistachios grow on trees. They are native to the Middle East.
Its a long wait to get the first nut. A pistachio tree takes 7-10 years to mature.
California is the major producer in the U.S.
Pistachios are harvested in September by machines that shake the trees. It less than a minute.
The red dye is added to the nuts is only due to consumer demand for the color.
Its open hull is unique. The nut is ripe when the hull splits open.
People in the Middle East call it the "smiling nut" and in China its called the "happy nut".
Pistachios are nutritious, so eat them up!

Celebrate today by eating Pistachios. They are great plain as a snack, in ice cream, and in a wide range of desserts.