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Friday, May 19, 2017

Geese ~ Gold Rush Corn Bake ~ Weed Eater Mike ~ Alice & Pat Reardon ~ Chicago PD ~ Devil's Food Cake

Good 42ยบ 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:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch cast iron skillet or 1-1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine corn muffins and 2 tablespoons butter; mix well and set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine corn, creamed corn, egg, the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 GardenNew York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".

1986 – The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

And births this date include...
1925 – Malcolm X, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)

1935 – David Hartman, American actor and television personality

1939 – Francis Richard 'Dick' Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986)
1949 – Archie Manning, American football player
.... father of Peyton and the arrogant Eli!

1959 – Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim (d. 1994)

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

Observed annually on May 19, National Devil’s Food Cake Day is enjoyed by chocolate cake lovers throughout the country and around the world.
Devil’s Food cake is a heavenly chocolate cake.  It differs from a regular chocolate cake by its darker color and tends to be more moist and airy.  Devil’s Food cake recipes use hot or boiling water as the primary liquid. Cocoa is typically utilized in the batter, as opposed to chocolate, and coffee can be added for a distinctive flavor.  A delicious chocolate frosting usually accompanies the cake.
Recipes for Devil’s Food cakes often appeared alongside recipes for Angel Food cakes.  One of the earliest recipes appeared in the August 10, 1898, edition of the Hagerstown Exponent of Hagerstown, Indiana.