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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Moon ~ Pasta Salad ~ Vanette Christensen ~ Poles & Holes ~ Articulate 11 Year Old ~ Potato Chips

Good 44º VERY foggy morning. UGH. Yesterday we topped out at 66º late afternoon. It was so comfy then. Nice!

Pasta salad.... OMGOOD!!!

1 12oz pkg tricolor spiral pasta
4 cups broccoli florets
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 6oz can ripe pitted olives, drained
salt and pepper to taste
1½ cups Italian Salad dressing or your favorite..... I mix olive oil, some lemon juice, and mayonnaise.
When I have it I also like to add in some diced up avocado.
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add in broccoli florets the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
2. Transfer pasta to large bowl, adding in olives and tomatoes and salt and pepper. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate til serving.

Special birthday today... Vanette Ford Christensen (LASD ret.. Temple Stn and ELA Sgt.). Hope you have a GREAT Birthday Van!!!! xo 

Historically this date....
1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.

1951 – Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.1995 – Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russianlaunch vehicle.

And births this date include....
1863 – Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)

1879 – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

Lee Petty is shown here with son, Richard, grandson, Kyle and great-grandson, Adam in a 1999 photo.

Sadly, Lee Petty passed away on April 5, 2000 and Adam died tragically about a month later in a racing incident when he was practicing with a Busch series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Racing was in their blood right on down the line from Lee.

1920 – Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (d. 2001)

1928 – Frank Borman, American astronaut and CEO

1933 – Sir Michael Caine, British actor

1946 – Steve Kanaly, American actor

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian

LOL... thanks John:

If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

Later dinner was the last of the left over roasted veggies heated in the Air Fryer and stuffed sole (Omaha Steaks) cooked in the copper pot with the steamer rack in the oven for 40 minutes. 
I put a dollop of Trader Joe's Tartar Sauce with it...  YUMMMMMMM!

This shared by Rod Johnson (LASD ret. former USMC) and this 11 year old will blow your mind. She is amazing... Smart! Frank! Articulate! Wow......

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 14th
National Potato Chip Day

Here you go Mr. President... your favorite snack!!!
National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, its not just a snack food. Its the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular. Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.
Did you Know? Potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853. Americans have been in love with them ever since.
Make your own potato chips! Its easy to do. The kids will love it, and so will you. Find out how. 

Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is easy.... eat potato chips during meals and snacks.