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
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Good 45º 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 82º.....
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 350º. 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.............
............good grief! you wonder how "they" came up with that figure!
1927 – At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New 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....
1908 – James Stewart, American actor (d. 1997)
1919 – George Gobel, American comedian (d. 1991)
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
THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE SERVED! I SALUTE YOU!!! XO
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.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Geese ~ Gold Rush Corn Bake ~ Weed Eater Mike ~ Alice & Pat Reardon ~ Chicago PD ~ Devil's Food Cake
Good 42º 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:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch cast iron skillet or 1-1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine corn muffins and 2 tablespoons butter; mix well and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine corn, creamed corn, egg, the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, salt, and pepper; mix well.
- 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.
- 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 Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".
And births this date include...
1939 – Francis Richard 'Dick' Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986)
1949 – Archie Manning, American football player
.... father of Peyton and the arrogant Eli!
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