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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Rain ~ Couch Potato Run ~ Rick Castro ~ Risotto/Asparagus/Scallops ~ K9 Veterans Day

Good 40º very very (again) dark raining morning. More rain on the way ....

Today is the day... I hope you remembered to set your clocks ahead .... it's later than you think!!! I have an atomic projection clock (projects on the ceiling) in the bedroom and woke up about 1:56am. So laid there and watched the clock change to 2am. Then nothing but 2:01, 2:02..... then it became 3:02!!!
Ahhhh..... here's me:

With the inclement weather yesterday ... looked like this all day:
I stayed in and did "in house" stuff....  We got 1" of the rain since yesterday.  I trimmed and fixed a couple of my house plants. I went through clothes and filled a box of them to take to our local senior center thrift store and Goodwill. And I actually threw out a number of things!!!! Whoot!!! 

                                                                      I cannot either

Today is a special birthday..... pal Rick Castro (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK!!!! See you soon!!!!
(with his bride, Lynda! also LASD ret)
                               I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!

Historically this date...
1930 – The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.

1938 – World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

1943 – The HolocaustGerman forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.

1957 – Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.

1991 – The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

1997 – The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.

2000 – Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino retires from the National Football Leagueafter 17 seasons.

2008 – Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.

And births this date include.....
1935 – Leslie Parrish, American actress
She must be reclusive, there are no current photos of her.

1939 – Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter

1950 – William H. Macy, American actor

1956 – Dana Delany, American actress
Dinner.... ahhh scallops!!! First the risotto ... it went into my rice cooker and the asparagus was sauteéd lightly with garlic salt, water, and a little olive oil.

Heat a large skillet over med-high heat, add a couple turns of olive oil to pan. Season drained dried scallops with salt and pepper. When the pan is very hot place the scallops in the pan. Sear in a single layer, causing them to caramelize, 2 minutes on each side. Lower heat and add in about 1/2 cup lemon juice, a couple pats of butter. Cook about 1-2 minutes.

I mixed the risotto with the sauteéd asparagus and cut up some baby cucumbers. HEAVEN!!!!!
The  original recipe came from Rachael Ray and she used vermouth, I like lemon juice better for cooking the scallops.

Then it was chair, wine, and Blue Bloods.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 13th
K9 Veterans Day

The idea of a K9 Veterans Day originated with a retired military working dog trainer named Joseph Wright who wanted recognition for dogs who serve in military, law enforcement and other capacities. He selected March 13th because it is the official birthday of the US Army K9 Corps.