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Monday, March 20, 2017

SPRING! ~ WD-40 ~ Sun & Rain ~ Brian/Sami/Kristen/Alex/Jack ~ 1960's Quiz ~ Sandy & Jerom ~ Peanut Butter Pound Cake ~ Ravioli Day

Good 53ยบ foggy morning.
Today is the first day of Spring....

The March equinox is today, March 20, 2017 at 6:29 A.M. EDT.
Astronomically speaking, the equinox falls on March 19 or 20 every year, marking spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere (whereas it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere). The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, even if our clock times reflect a different time zone.

Ok, since Spring is here, these are good tips from WD-40:
Time to get that spring cleaning checklist ready. To make this year’s cleaning a little easier, pick up a can of WD-40® Multi-Use Product and use it to:
Remove gunk and grime from sliding window and door tracks
Lubricate vacuum cleaner wheels
Shine stainless steel appliances
Plus, my favorite is to spray the engine compartment of your vehicle to keep critters from chewing on the soy based wire coating under there. Thanks to Barry Perrou (LASD ret.) for that bit of wisdom as it cost me $750 to have my wiring harness on my last car replaced due to it being chewed on. Now, no more of those problems!!!

Yesterday we did get sun in 5 minute spurts about 5 or 6 times.  "Chance of rain" for most all of this next week. Rain started in about 5:30 pm and we got 1/4". Just prior to that the clouds were beautiful...

The turkeys arrived late in the morning. and held down the bridge out back...

Sorry, that's my clothesline in the way!
Brian and Sami went to Disneyland for the weekend and met up with Kristen, Alex, and Jack for breakfast yesterday at Downtown Disney ( This apparently is a shopping and eating area outside of Disneyland, that I have never been to...

I graduated high school in the 60's, got married in the 60's, became a mom in the 60's. I aced this!! See if you can.

Today my high school pal Sandy (Todoran) and her hubby Jerome Beck celebrate their 35th Wedding Anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids! xo
Sandy and Jerome with their grandchildren, 2014.

Historically this date....

1974 – Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham PalaceLondon.

1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

1990 – Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery,embezzlement, and racketeering.

1999 – Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.

2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.

2003 – 2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.

And births this date include....
1906 – Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)

1922 – Carl Reiner, American film director

1928 – Fred Rogers, American TV host (d. 2003)

1931 – Hal Linden, American actor

1935 – Ted Bessell, American actor (d. 1996)

1937 – Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
Later yesterday I made the Peanut Butter Pound Cake....

Addictive! Next time I won't put the chopped peanuts on top though. Just like the creamy taste best.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 20th


National Ravioli Day is observed each year on March 20th.  As one of the food holidays, it is very popular with pasta lovers.

Ravioli are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta, made up of a filling sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough. The ravioli are usually served in either a broth or with a pasta sauce.  A variety of filling recipes are available from cheesy to meaty.
Served often as the main course, ravioli can also be a side dish or even an appetizer. Many popular recipes bake or deep fry the ravioli. With chocolate added to the pasta or cream cheese stuffing and a caramel sauce, the dish quickly becomes a dessert!
Ravioli can be homemade or may be purchased fresh or frozen in grocery stores.  In the United States, Chef Boyardee popularized the canned ravioli.  This ravioli is filled with either beef or processed cheese and served in a tomato, tomato-meat or tomato-cheese sauce.  St. Louis, Missouri is where the toasted ravioli got its start.

I love to take the fresh refrigerated ravioli and fry it crispy, then use a marinara sauce for dipping. Reallllllly good!!!

And now with my Air Fryer, this will be great!