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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hello.... first of all everything is fine, all good here. I will be off line for a bit and will resume the blog when I get back on line. Thanks for your continued reader support. I love hearing that you enjoy my daily drivel.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rain ~ Mushrooms ~ Gary Sinise ~ Pesto Dip ~ Spanish Paella

Good 42º raining morning. Another 1/4".
I'm waiting.....

This is interesting about mushrooms, some things you might not have known...
Because mushrooms are white or tan in color, some assume that they don't pack the nutritional punch of more colorful produce, like tomatoes or broccoli. But, what mushrooms lack in color, they more than make up for in their health benefits. A serving of about 5 medium mushrooms has just 20 calories and contains niacin, selenium, riboflavin, vitamin D, iron, and calcium. They have been shown to help maintain a healthy immune system and may have anti cancer properties to fight the development and progression of cancer ... and are also said to help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Mushrooms also act as a great meat replacement in recipes for vegetarians because they have some of the same flavor characteristics of meat.

One of my favorite Hollywood people is Gary Sinise. He will be given the highest honor the Army bestows on civilians...

Now I love pesto, and this is a super easy quick dip...

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 container (7oz) pesto sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Mix it up, refrigerate until ready to eat, and serve with chips or veggies.

Yesterday was catch up day. So exciting. Let's see, clean out fridge, wash sheets and make bed, vacuum, dust. UGH!

Historically this date...
1886 – Famous Apache warriorGeronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.

1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.

1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at amagnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.

And births this date include....
1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)

1931 – David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)

1940 – Austin Pendleton, American actor
.... cool name..... weird guy! glad he's not related!

1942 – Michael York, English actor
OMG, whoppen??

1969 – Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer

Dinner was popcorn with butter and grated cheese!!!!
Later it was 


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 27th
Spanish Paella Day

Tyler Florence's recipe:

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rain ~ Blooming Tree/Running Creek ~ Brian & Sami Disneyland ~ Eggstractor ~ ♥Cats♥ ~ Pizza Potatoes ~ Spinach

Good 41º drizzling morning. Another 1/10" of the wet stuff.

We were supposed to get a "chance" of rain yesterday, but the "sprinkles" came and went all day... so, guess that means "chance". LOL

I have one tree that has started blooming...

The creek is still running pretty good....

And I tossed out corn for the birds and one lonely young Jake came by....

Today Jen and Tucker leave for Washington DC with Tucker's class for a tour. Can't wait to hear about it and see pictures. Here are a few pictures from Brian and Sami's trip to Disneyland last week...

So............ yesterday I tried the new Eggstractor I bought.

I hard boiled eggs, according to the Eggstractor instuctions... Then I used it to take the shells off the eggs...

Some of the egg shells came off fine, some didn't, one egg broke in half..... I spent $14.99 for it and really, not worth it! Will stick to the peeling by hand, although I never had the problems of that one gal in one of the videos!

More cats for my cat loving pals.... "Kitty Love" 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5:

Historically this date...........
1942 – World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.

1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..

1997 – Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.

1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

And births this date include....

1934 – Alan Arkin, American actor

1940 – James Caan, American actor

1940 – Nancy Pelosi, American politician    ... Gag

1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (The Supremes)
.....She really needs that big hair! Not.

1946 – Johnny Crawford, American actor

.... Still cute! Nice smile.

1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)

.....He makes my skin crawl! Creepy! Weirdo. Strange.

1949 – Vicki Lawrence, American actress and singer

.......She always seems like the happiest person~ I'd like to meet her.

1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian
   .... Very funny guy!

1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress

...............She was always cute, but now with that little cosmetic surgery she is a beauty!

Ok, now lets make baked potatoes but as a main dish... lets make a Pizza Potato!

4 medium baking potatoes
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1 tomato chopped
½ to ¾ cup pizza sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Fresh oregano, basil, or parsley (optional)
1. Bake potatoes in microwave or oven.
2. In large skillet cook beef, green pepper, with onion, until meat is no longer pink, drain. Stir in tomato and pizza sauce, heat through.
3. Split baked potatoes lengthwise, flake potato center with fork. Spoon in meat mixture, top with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano, basil, or parsley.
4 or 8 servings...

Later since it was cold and gloomy, dinner was more of that soup I made. So good! Chair, wine, TV. Such an exciting Saturday night!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 26th
National Spinach Day

Oh how I love it!!! Cooked or raw!!
National Spinach Day celebrates, this healthy and nutritious spinach. Popeye the Sailor touted the value of spinach. Nutritionists agree, that Popeye is 100% correct!
Gardeners know that spinach is easy to grow. And, it's hardy. You can plant it as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Why, that's today in many parts of the country! More on Growing Spinach.
Celebrate today by:
1. Eating spinach. There's no shortage of recipes. It is in everything from soups to salads, casseroles, omelets, and much more. It can be eaten raw or cooked.
2. If you are a gardener, go out and plant some spinach.