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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rain ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ German Shepherd ~ Veggie/Pasta/Sausage ~ Almonds

Good 45º pouring rain morning!

The rain started yesterday about 9am. Not much, just a drizzle now and then and on and off all day. Later in the early evening it started raining harder and it POURED all night. We got 2" !!!!!  And more is coming! I'm getting the Ark ready!

Happy Throw Back Thursday. Here are some pictures taken of my 1969 912 Porsche we bought in 1985.  The license plates said "47teen". These were in the parking lot of Arroyo High School in El Monte, north of Lower Azusa Rd on Santa Anita Ave....

That was one fun ride!!! Where I loved driving it the most was on the Pasadena freeway... because it was such a winding road and that little car hugged it!

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was on Tuesday. A 2 day event with over 200 dog entries. The Best In Show was won by Rumor, a German Shepherd. Apparently this is only the second time for this award for a German Shepherd.

Historically this date...

1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.

1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail fromNew London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.

2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

And births this date include....
1909 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor (d. 1982)

1909 – Richard McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 1998)

1921 – Vera-Ellen, American actress (d. 1981)

1935 – Sonny Bono, American entertainer politician (d. 1998)

1954 – Margaux Hemingway, American actress and model (d. 1996)

1959 – John McEnroe, American tennis player

I decided to cook another "Whatever Is In The Cupboard/Fridge" meal. The sauces: Prego Basil Pesto w/ Romano Cheese and Classico Four Cheese Alfredo. Mmmm....

I sauteéd the mushrooms in butter. Then I put in 1 pound of apple sausage I found in the freezer and sauteéd that.

On top of the sausage went the
broccoli, cauliflower, baby carrots, the rest of the broccoli slaw, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, diced chilies, mushrooms.... and Garlic Salt and Mis' Rubins Black Magic (referred to me by pal Gator... it's sold back east but you can order the Black Magic and White Magic on line like I did GOOD!!!!) and it simmered for about 20 minutes, drained off some of the extra liquid. 

The pasta was half and half, a vegetable farfalle (made with pureéd carrots and squash, by Barilla) and a fusilli (made in Italy by Garofalo)... Cooked both together with lots of garlic salt and drained and added to the pan of veggies.

On top of that went the two sauces. I stirred it all up and put on the lowest heat for a couple hours.

About 15 minutes before eating I added in a couple handfuls of fresh baby spinach and let it wilt.

Another SUPER GOOD pasta/veggie mixture...

I got out my tax stuff yesterday and tried some "organizing". UGH. I have to work on it today so not sure if I will get a blog up tomorrow.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 16th
National Almond Day

Almond history: