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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Nova ~ Stopped Up Sink ~ Cat's Purpose ~ Mom & Dad 1926 ~ Bruiser ~ Brandy Alexander

Good 33º foggy morning. WE GOT SUN yesterday!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh.......
Yesterday the neighbor's dog, Nova, who makes a trek over here occasionally, did again and wouldn't leave. I didn't let her in or give her a treat, but when she roamed my property for an hour and was heading to the gate, I worried she'd go on the road. I called her. I called the lady who owns her and she said her daughter had let her out. She was going to get in touch with her, as she was at work. FINALLY they came up to the property line and got Nova. Sigh.... not an ounce of control over any of their dogs... they scream and yell at them!!! Geeesh.
Here is Nova a while back when let her in the yard...

Don't do that anymore because her owner said not to, just tell her to go home. Ha! She is soooooooooooooooo sweet. Reminds me of my Maggie!

My plumber just called and he said I will be his first stop this morning! YEAH!!!! 

This is for cat people... you will understand...

Today would have been my parent's 91st wedding anniversary. Married in Tombstone AZ in 1926....
Leslie and Margaret eloped from Bisbee Arizona (where Daddy met my mom and where she grew up)

to Tombstone Arizona. This is the courthouse where they got their license.

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

 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.

1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 – Astronauts Alan ShepardStuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 overLockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

...............and then those high court morons let him go!

And births this date include....

1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)

His home in Avalon on Catalina Island, turned into a hotel, was a favorite place for Jerry and I to stay. Whatta view!

1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)

1919 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)

1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)

Died from lung cancer.... dem damn cigarettes!

1947 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player

1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer

Later I made some birthday cards and had gone through photos of Kristen, Brian, Aaron, and Italian son Alex .... Organized them. Ready to send off to my kids.

Don't know what is up with Bruiser, but he doesn't want to go outside!

So strange for my little hunter. I open the door he looks and turns around and goes the other way. Had a chat with pal Linda last night and she said her cats are acting odd too. Hmmmmm...... Global warming? Rioting snowflakes? Sum Ting Wong.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 31st
Brandy Alexander Day

Monday, January 30, 2017

Stuff ~ Pro Bowl ~ Green Bean/Mushroom Casserole ~ Croissant Day

Good 30º VERY foggy morning!

Yesterday the weather stayed cold (warmed to 43º) and windy. ICKY!!! No sun.

Couldn't use my sink so I rinsed dishes with water in the bathroom and dumped the liquid/food bits into the toilet! Joy. Waiting to hear from the plumber.......

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

1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States,Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.

1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.

1994 ... today marks the 22nd year my Mother, Margaret Laney, has been gone. So miss her still today. She never got to know my grandbabies; Alex, Jack, Tucker, and Sami. Such a shame! She was a beautiful person inside and out. LOVE YOU MOM! ♥

And births this year include....
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York, and 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)

1914 – John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)

1914 – David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)

1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)

1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress

1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor

1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress

1941 – Dick Cheney, American politician, 7th White House Chief of Staff, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, 17th United States Secretary of Defense and 46th Vice President of the United States

The Pro Bowl, nothing I was interested in, but you might be:


Do you like green beans and mushrooms? Well, here's a perfect casserole to go with any main dish...

1 lb. green beans
4 T. butter, divided
1 small yellow onion
8 oz white mushrooms
¼ t. dried thyme
1/8 t. salt
2 T. all purpose flour
1 cup vegetable broth (or chicken)
2 T. grated Parmesan, divided
1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1. Rinse green beans, snap off stem end and break each bean into 1-2" pieces. Place beans in medium pot, add about 1" of water. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Allow beans to cook in the steam until they are tender-crisp (about 5 minutes). Drain in colander and set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 375º. Dice onion and cook in large skillet with 2 T. butter until soft and translucent.  While onions cook, clean and slice mushrooms.
3. Add sliced mushrooms to skillet with onions. Season with salt and thyme. Continue to cook until mushrooms have softened and most of the moisture has evaporated from the bottom of skillet.
4. Add flour to skillet and continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. The flour will form a paste. After 2 minutes, whisk in the broth until the flour has fully dissolved.
5. Allow mixture to come to simmer, it will thicken slightly. Whisk in 1 T. grated Parmesan.
6. In separate bowl, melt the remaining 2 T. butter (about 20-30 seconds in microwave). Stir in the Panko crumbs and stir in the remaining T. of Parmesan. Stir well until everything is evenly coated in butter.
7. Sprinkle the Parmesan/Panko topping over the green beans in the skillet. Transfer to oven and cook 30 minutes, or until the Panko topping is golden. Serve hot.
Use an oven safe skillet or transfer the green beans/mushrooms to an 8x8 baking dish and top with Panko breading. Bake as directed.

Later dinner was a steak filet cooked in the Air Fryer and a stuffed portabello  mushroom baked in the oven...
Not fancy, but quick and easy and minimal clean up... having no working sink, this was the best way to go.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 30th
National Croissant Day