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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hard Boiled Eggs ~ Tucker & Sami ~ Kristen Alex & Jack's Gabrielino Orchestra ~ Schwans Order

Good 48º overcast gloomy morning! WHERE IS THE SUN???????? Now after finally getting sun and blue sky we are in line for more "chance of rain" starting towards the end of this week. DANG!

I put the 'thing' about Just Veggies on the blog yesterday. For breakfast I had some hard boiled eggs, plain non-fat yogurt, and a Stroopwafel.

The first Stroopwaffel I had was on the flight home from Hawaii. OMGOOOD!! I ordered some from Amazon.

Also, the Just Veggies I sprinkled on my yogurt. Also, OMGOOOD!!! 

As for the eggs, I tried a new technique... into the cold water I put salt, vinegar (about 1/3 cup), and some baking soda (a couple spoonfuls) ... then the eggs and brought them to a boil and boiled for 10 minutes. Let sit for another 10 minutes and then drained and added cold water and lots of ice cubes. I have used either salt or vinegar or both before but never the baking soda! Wow!!
These were the easiest peeling eggs I have ever cooked!!!!!! Each one peeled perfect!

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

1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York CityGeorge Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory fromFrance for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.

1812 – The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the nameLouisiana.

1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.

1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1945 – World War II: FührerbunkerAdolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

1947 – In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.

And births this date include....
1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
... a very interesting read!

1908 – Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)

1926 – Cloris Leachman, American actress

1933 – Willie Nelson, American musician

1938 – Gary Collins, American actor (d. 2012)
.... the boy has racked up quite a few of mug shots over the years for DUI and dine and dash....

1943 – Bobby Vee, American singer (d. 2016)
1945 – Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (d. 1986)

1975 – Johnny Galecki, American actor

Yesterday was Tucker's baseball game. I met up with Brian, Tucker, and Sami. 

Tucker did an awesome job as catcher, left field, and hitting! They won.
BTW Edda and Trish, I LOVE this jacket! Glad I got one!

Grandson Jack's Gabrielino Orchestra was in a competition yesterday and out of 7 gold rated orchestras, they came in 2nd! The competition held and then the awards presented at Disneyland...

Thursday I put in an order with Schwans. I had seen their ad on FB and it was a 50% off free shipping, no matter what the amount of the order was. So, I ordered Salmon Burgers

Shrimp Scampi

Ham & Cheese Omelet

Bacon Breakfast Single Pizza

This will be delivered on May 9th. Will let you know about it after that.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 30th
National Raisin Day

  • In 1873, a freak hot spell withered the grapes on the vine. One enterprising San Francisco grocer advertised these shriveled grapes as “Peruvian Delicacies” and the rest is history. 
  • It takes more than 4 tons of grapes to produce 1 ton of raisins.
  • The finest raisins come from Malaga in Spain.
  • Raisin – comes from the Latin racemus and means “a cluster of grapes or berries”.
  • Fresno, California is the Raisin Capital of the World.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sun ~ Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake ~ Just Veggies ~ Shrimp Scampi

Good 33º clear sunny morning.

Yesterday the sun was out and it was Heaven! Blue sky all day!!!!! Stayed cool, we warmed to 63º.

It was also a great day to run errands... the post office for packages, the vets for dog dental kibble and meds, and the market for groceries.

How about a super easy yummy dump cake?
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

1 can cherry pie filling (21 oz)
1 can crushed pineapple (15 oz)
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
whipped cream
1. Dump the two cans of fruit into a baking dish and mix them together. Spread evenly.
2. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly on the top of the fruit, making sure all the area is covered.
3. Slice the butter and margarine, placing the slices evenly over the top of the cake mix.
4. Bake at 350º for about an hour, until cake mix is cooked through.
5. Serve with whipped cream. 

Historically this date......

1945 – World War II – FuehrerbunkerAdolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.

1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces byBrazilian forces.

1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992 – Los Angeles riotsRiots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

And births this date include....
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress (d.2012)

1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)

1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress

1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress

1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player

UPS Dave stopped again yesterday. This was more stuff from Amazon. I had ordered some of my favs.... and also something new. Karen's Just Veggies...

These are fresh grown and dried. No additives of any kind. Grown in Westley, California. Really good for a snack. Or, they could be added to an egg dish or soup. Dried peas, corn, carrots, bell peppers, and dehydrated tomatoes. Also a good topping for baked potatoes. 
You can check out the Just Veggies website, they also have dried fruits...

Later dinner was reruns, chair, wine, and TV.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 29th
National Shrimp Scampi Day

Five Food Finds about Shrimp Scampi

  • The word “scampi” means “shrimp”.  Therefore, “shrimp scampi” is “shrimp shrimp” (or “scampi scampi”).
  • The pistol shrimp can deliver an explosive attack hotter than the surface of the sun and loud enough to rupture a human ear drum.
  • Every shrimp is actually born male, and some develop into females.
  • Some shrimp are actually capable of glowing in the dark.
  • Shrimp can vary in size from 1/2 inch to 12 inches.