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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Thank you for your service!

Other than the Revolutionary War and the Civil war (family deaths unknown) none of my close family died in war. They served though ...... My father was in the Navy in WWI and sailed to France. My cousin (Daddy's brother's son) landed on Omaha Beach on D Day, brother-in-law Joe a Lt in Army fought in the Korean War, brother-in-law Bill and 2 of his sons were in the Navy, my Jerry a Marine tanker during Vietnam Nam War, and my son Brian an anti-terrorist USMC specialist aboard The Missouri in the Gulf War. Thank you to my family who all unselfishly served our country! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday May 26th

Still no computer. I am so frustrated I can't write my blog and share photos of happenings and views here and of FOOD!

TV is so boring. Thank goodness for a comfy front porch and wine ๐Ÿท ,

Hoping for computer to be back this next week.

xo Sue Mom Bobo

Saturday, May 20, 2017

My computer is not working!

We had a power outage Saturday from 10am til noon and then my computer would not load! I am so frustrated! Unk when I can get it running, so for blog. Using my iPad for this post.
Sue Mom Bobo

Smoke ~ Warmth ~ Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes ~ Armed Forces Day

Good 45ยบ clear sunny morning.

Really was looking forward to another super nice, clear, warmer day yesterday... and then someone started burning, whether private or BLM controlled burn I don't know... but it got icky smokey for awhile!
Comfortable temps hit 82ยบ.....

Do you like peanut butter cups?

Well, here's a fun cupcake to make for this weekend, from Mr. Food's Test Kitchen ...
Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes:

1 (16.25 oz) chocolate cake mix
1 cup chopped peantu butter cup candies, plus extra for garnish
1 stick of butter, softened
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
2. Prepare cake mix according to directions, stir in peanut butter candies, and spoon batter in to cups about 3/4 full.
3. Bake according to package directions. Cool completely.
4. In large bowl mix butter and peanut butter until well combined. Add in confectioners sugar and vanilla, until smooth.
5. Frost cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and garnish with extra peanut butter candies.

Yesterday was "clean" day. Joy. Still working on some carpet where Dude had an accident in the night a couple nights ago..... runny, smelly, ICK! Fortunately my carpet is tan/brown so not much shows! Then some vacuuming.

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

526 – An earthquake kills about 300,000 people in Syria and Antiochia.
............good grief! you wonder how "they" came up with that figure!

1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.

1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.

1927 – At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long IslandNew York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.

1932 – Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.

And births this date include....

1818 – William Fargo, American pioneer expressman, co-founder of Wells, Fargo & Co. (d. 1881)

1908 – James Stewart, American actor (d. 1997)

1919 – George Gobel, American comedian (d. 1991)

1936 – Anthony Zerbe, American actor

1946 – Cher, American singer & actress

1954 – Cindy McCain, American businesswoman, wife of John McCain

1958 – Ron Reagan, American talk show host

Later a fav kind of meal... artichoke and corn on the cob. Dip choke leaves in mayonnaise and slather the mayo on the corn too!

I always cook my artichokes in boiling water with olive oil drizzled on each and sprinkled liberally with Lawry's Garlic Salt.

Today Dave will be here to brush-hog my pastures before the grass is too tall and too dry.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 20th
Armed Forces Day Third Saturday in May

Armed Forces Day is a day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the United States Armed Forces.  Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated on the third Saturday in May, is part of Armed Forces Week.
It was with the idea for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country that President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish this single holiday. The one-day celebration then stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.  It was on August 31, 1949, that Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force Days.
Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows were held to celebrate the first  Armed  Forces  Day held on May 20, 1950.
  • 1962 – President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday.
  • The United States longest running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade is held in Bremerton, Washington.
  • 2012 – Bremerton celebrated the 64th year of the Armed Forces Day Parade.
For more information and an Armed Forces Day Poster see:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Geese ~ Gold Rush Corn Bake ~ Weed Eater Mike ~ Alice & Pat Reardon ~ Chicago PD ~ Devil's Food Cake

Good 42ยบ clear sunny morning.

So, it's been at least 5 days now since I have seen "my" geese. Obviously they have eggs in their nest now and are keeping a close eye on it. This picture was a couple months ago:

When the eggs hatch and the goslings learn to get about and fly they will all take off and go back to where they spend the rest of the year... probably down on the Evans Creek or the Rogue River. These are not "my" geese, but what a nest and eggs looks like:

This is interesting... goslings  first "flight" ...... 

Then as I was writing this about the geese, 12 Canadian Geese flew into my upper pasture!

This is an easy scrumptious Corn Bake recipe from Mr. Food Test Kitchen...

In the 19th century, folks went crazy for mining
shiny gold nuggets all over the U.S., but the
 Native Americans treasured a different kind of
 "gold." It was corn! With its popularity came
 corn cakes, corn bread and even hot-from-the-
oven corn bakes, like our Gold Rush Corn Bake.
 This updated corn casserole is to-die-for.

What You'll Need:
  • 3 corn muffins, crumbled
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch cast iron skillet or 1-1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine corn muffins and 2 tablespoons butter; mix well and set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine corn, creamed corn, egg, the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  4. Sprinkle one-third of corn muffin mixture in skillet. Top with half the corn mixture. Repeat layers, ending with a layer of corn muffin mixture.
  5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through and golden on top.

Yesterday Mike came over in the afternoon and weed-eated all along the creek bed and fence line so when Dave gets here tomorrow to brush-hog the areas are defined.

And Dude kept and eye on him....

Today is a special anniversary of pals, Pat (LASD ret) and his Alice Reardon. 38 years of wedded bliss. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!

Historically this date.....

1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery,treason, and incest.

1921 – The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
1950 – A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor atSouth Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.

1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square GardenNew York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".

1986 – The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

And births this date include...
1925 – Malcolm X, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)

1935 – David Hartman, American actor and television personality

1939 – Francis Richard 'Dick' Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986)
1949 – Archie Manning, American football player
.... father of Peyton and the arrogant Eli!

1959 – Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim (d. 1994)

Dinner was reruns, chair, wine, and the last of the season for Chicago PD. Another cliff-hanger until it resumes again in October!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Observed annually on May 19, National Devil’s Food Cake Day is enjoyed by chocolate cake lovers throughout the country and around the world.
Devil’s Food cake is a heavenly chocolate cake.  It differs from a regular chocolate cake by its darker color and tends to be more moist and airy.  Devil’s Food cake recipes use hot or boiling water as the primary liquid. Cocoa is typically utilized in the batter, as opposed to chocolate, and coffee can be added for a distinctive flavor.  A delicious chocolate frosting usually accompanies the cake.
Recipes for Devil’s Food cakes often appeared alongside recipes for Angel Food cakes.  One of the earliest recipes appeared in the August 10, 1898, edition of the Hagerstown Exponent of Hagerstown, Indiana.