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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Weather ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Brian's Photo ~ Mayonnaise ~ Zucchini Pizza Casserole ~ Salmon/Veggie Cakes ~ Night Shift Rant

Good 50º cloudy morning. We hit 89º yesterday.

"Chance" of rain..

Throw Back Thursday... Brian Little League 1983

And speaking of Brian, he took this picture of the Rogue River from Caveman Bridge in Grants Pass..   Beautiful!

Breakfast yesterday was low fat Greek yogurt topped with fruit and a pistachio muffin. Mmmmmmm......

It was yard work day. Pull weeds, trim bushes, and mow. Oh, and dog poop duty too! It was only 80º but I was melting!! Came in and had a glass of wine with ice cubes. I never do that, but boy it was good and cooled me off!!!
UPS Dave was here with a couple packages for me. One was some mayonnaise I ordered. I have always been a dyed in the wool Best Foods gal, but now like to experiment. The one on the right is a GREAT mayo. I love it. The others I have never tried. "Pomegranate" sounds interesting!!!

It's summer and those of you who grow zucchini know how overwhelming the amount of squash becomes. Here is a great zucchini pizza casserole:

4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups (8oz) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup (4oz) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 pound ground beef (or pork or chicken or turkey)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (15 oz) Italian tomato sauce
1 medium green pepper, chopped
Preheat oven to 400º. Put zucchini in colander, sprinkle with salt and let stand 10 minutes. Then squeeze out the moisture.
Combine zucchini, eggs, Parmesan, half the mozzarella, half the cheddar. Press into 13x9 baking dish.
Bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile in large saucepan cook beef and onion over medium heat, until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Add tomato sauce. Spoon over zucchini mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses and green pepper. Bake about 20 minutes longer.

Historically this date..
  • 1812 – War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
  • 1942 – World War II: The first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
And births this date include...
1929 – June Carter Cash, American singer (d. 2003)
Dinner was an Omaha Steaks marinated salmon filet. Pop in the microwave for 4 minutes. Perfect!
...And  a side of Veggie Cakes. I got these at Costco and they are SOOOOO good!!!!

Cesar dressing on the salad and the Pomegranate Mayo for dipping with the salmon and veggie cakes...


After dinner I watched the news, depressing.
A glass of wine and one of my favorite summer shows, Night Shift.
EXCEPT last night's show was AWFUL!!! With all the race rioting, cop hating, etc that is and has been going on, this show was about cop shootings and riots. WHY????? Can't we have something to watch that is pleasant, uplifting, interesting, and/or educational???????????????????? Grrrrr...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 23rd

June 23 is National Pecan Sandy Day. Sandy cookies
 are as old as the history of baking itself, and pecan

sandy is relatively a new invention.
Sandy cookies, or sablé cookies, originated in France. This is a shortbread-like butter cookie with texture and color resembling sand. French “sablé” means sand in English, that is why the translated name is often used to describe the dough.
Sandy cookies were very popular in France as tea cookies and today they can be found worldwide. Lemon and chocolate variations of traditional sablé cookies are the most popular. But the Americans invented their own variety of sandy cookies. American dough is a bit lighter than original French shortbread, and chopped pecan nuts are added to cookies. One more variety – a half of pecan nut embellishment is on the top of each cookie. No matter what kind of pecan sandy cookies you will choose, their texture will melt in your mouth. This makes sandy cookies a perfect companion to a cup of tea or coffee. Happy National Pecan Sandy Day!