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Saturday, March 25, 2017

National Precipitation ~ Microwaved Eggs ~ Liz Duncan ~ Aidan Duran ~ Joanie McCoy ~ Flory Ornstein ~ Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese ~ Funny Cats ~ Waffles Breakfast or Sandwiches

Good 44º slightly cloudy somewhat foggy morning. Precipitation across the country:

Breakfast... microwave cooked eggs (drizzle of olive oil, poke each yolk with sharp pointed knife, add seasoning, cook in porcelain bowl with porcelain lid/saucer, 1 minute 20 seconds, add cheese and let sit a minute before dishing up)  atop fresh baby spinach and tomatoes with a little drizzle of olive oil and some Bob's Seasoning Salt!

Yesterday the rain drizzled on and off during most of the day, and we got 1/10".

Historically this date....
1943 – Start of the American amphibious landings in the Philippines a turning point in thePacific War.

1990 – The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx.

1996 – An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemenand law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.

And births this date include....
1911 – Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)

1918 – Howard Cosell, American sports reporter (d. 1995)

1928 – Jim Lovell, American astronaut

1940 – Anita Bryant, American singer

1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer

1947 – Elton John, English singer and songwriter

1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress

1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver

Getting a head start... birthdays the end of this month:

Liz Arredondo Duncan (LASD Sgt) is celebrating on the 28th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY early Liz! ox

Aidan Duran, son of Olga and Jimmy (LASD Lt.) is celebrating on the 28th also. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aidan!

Joanie McCoy is celebrating on the 29th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joanie! xo

Flory Ornstein (wife of Neil LASD ret.) is celebrating on the 30th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Flory! xo

Now this pushed my drool button...
Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese

3 cups elbow macaroni
3 T. butter
2 T. all purpose flour
½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
1 cup milk (regular or 2%)
1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
¾ cup ranch salad dressing
1 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken
(get a rotisserie chicken at the market!)
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 T. butter melted
10 bacon strips cooked and crumbled (or use the crumbled bacon from the meat department at the market!)
1 T. minced fresh parsley (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350º. In large pot cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente, drain and return to pot.
2. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, cook and stir 1-2 minutes until thickened. Stir in cheeses until blended. Stir in dressing.
3. Add chicken and sauce to macaroni, tossing to combine. Transfer to greased 13x9 baking dish.
4. Toss bread crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle over macaroni. Top with bacon. Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes until topping is golden and sprinkle with parsley.
These cats are toooo funny...
Two sides to me:

Adolph Kittler:

Classy Moustache:

Grandpa Moustache:

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 25th
National Waffle Day

Celebrates the patenting of the waffle iron by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869.
The origin of the waffle:  The waffle dates back to the 1300s in Greece. Greeks cooked flat cakes between two metal pans. At the time, they topped it with cheeses and herbs. Pancake syrup wasn't around back then.
Waffles are commonly eaten as breakfast or a snack. They are also an occasional dinner meal for some people.
Also, something I like to do is cook a "grilled cheese" in a waffle iron... comes out great! Here are a few ideas: