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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Pretty Day ~ Picture of the Day ~ Dude ~ New Ketchup ~ White BBQ Sauce ~ Oregon Coast Aquarium ~ Re Farmers Salad Dressing ~ National Mai Tai Day

Good 49º clear sunny morning. 
Another super day yesterday. We warmed up to 86º by afternoon.  We had a few little clouds show up.

Picture of the Day
And that is why Dude has his own couch! It's next to Bruiser's cat tree and they both can look out the glass door.....

Mike was here again yesterday, cutting up more of that tree. With fire season upon us, use of lawnmowers on any dry grass or things like power sawing has to end by 1pm. He cut and stacked more wood and mowed the front lawn. Then he hit the road to another job.
The turkeys were all sitting in the shade up in the pasture.. and it was only 70º!

Dude was glued to watching the gate because I told him Mike was coming over!
Best Foods is now making ketchup....

Made with the best nature has to offer. No added flavors, artificial ingredients or preservatives. Our ketchup uses only six high-quality ingredients – tomato puree, honey, white wine vinegar, spices, onion powder and salt.
Basically the other ketchups are made with the following:
  • Tomatoes, sugar (or high fructose corn syrup), vinegar, salt, spices and seasonings
From Kevin the Closet Cook...

Normally when I think about BBQ sauce I think of a sweet and spicy tomato based, red, sauce but there are other kinds of BBQ sauce like this white BBQ sauce. This sauce has a base of mayonnaise along with vinegar for tang, mustard and horseradish for bite, garlic and Worcestershire sauce for flavor, paprika for a bit of smokiness, salt, cayenne and plenty of fresh cracked black pepper! It only takes a few minutes to whip up your own white BBQ sauce and it tastes great slathered on chicken, as a dipping sauce for chicken bites or fingers or mixed in with pulled/shredded meat for sandwiches or salads!
A creamy and tangy white BBQ sauce with bite!

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar (or cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon creole mustard
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced/grated
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (omit for vegetarian)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • salt and cayenne to taste
Mix everything and enjoy!
Historically this date......

1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".

1882 – Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.

1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect

An births this date include.....
1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)

1917 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (d. 2010)

1959 – Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor

1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer
rapest and ass!


1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer

I told you and had pictures of Brian, Tucker, and Sami doing their scuba class, so today they are in Newport Oregon at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. They will be scubaing in the shark tank!!!

I can't wait to see pictures of that! Here is what the tank looks like and it has a tunnel that you can watch the sharks from. Jen will be in there taking pictures!

I had a note from high school pal, Steve Geon (LAPD ret) and he said he is in Costa Rica (he has a home there) and he said the salad dressings are "boring" down there so he made the Farmers Salad Dressing I posted on June 27th and he loves it!!! Thanks Steve!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
How to make a Mai Tai:

Five Food Finds about Mai Tai

  • The Zombie was the Cosmopolitan of its day. The Zombie was the drink that put tiki on the map.
  • In 1959 the Mai Tai knocked the Zombie off its pedestal.
  • That’s the year Hawaii became a state.
  • Hawaii became a tourist mecca almost overnight.
  • All the tourists went to luaus and sere served a fruity drink called the Mai Tai.


Friday, June 29, 2018

Picture of the Day ~ Wild Turkeys ~ Tomato Pie ~ Dave Smail ~ Thrift Store ~ Rogue River Rooster Crow ~ National Camera Day

Good 46º clear sunny morning. 

Friday already and only 2 days left of June!

Yesterday was really beautiful and the temps stayed in the 70ºs! By 3pm we were only at 78º.

Picture of the Day

Interesting about wild turkeys.

There are three types.....hens and chicks, Toms, and Jakes. A full grown Tom has a "beard" about 9". That is the hair that sticks out on their chest.

A Jake has a beard about 3-4".

The wild turkey population in Oregon depleted back in the early 1970's, so Rio Grand Turkeys (or as we call them Texas Wild Turkeys) were imported in 1975 and have thrived ever since.

Tomato Pie from Mr. Food
This summer, how about using those ruby red tomatoes to bake up something a little unusual but a whole lot tasty? We call it Summer's Best Tomato Pie and it's so fresh and creamy, you're gonna have a hard time stopping at one slice. With tomatoes being such a great summer food buy, you may want to bake one for a friend, too!


  • 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 450º. Unroll pie crust and place in a 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of crust with a fork. Bake 8 minutes, remove from oven, and reduce oven to 350º.

Arrange tomato slices in crust. In a medium bowl, combine egg, heavy cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper; mix well and pour over tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let sit 5 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.

Special birthday today, Dave Smail (LASD ret) and one of "our kids" is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!!!

 This picture was taken back in 1980 ... Dave with Brian and Kristen...

Historically this date.......
1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour withBolshoi Ballet.

1995 – The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul,South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

2012 – A derecho (wind storm!) strikes the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

And births this date..
1919 – Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)

1944 – Gary Busey, American actor  (PIG!!!! CREEP!!!)

1962 – George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and

Yesterday I took 4 boxes of "stuff" to the RR Community Center Thrift Shop.... cook books, canning jars, bird feeders, an Irish tie, cards for birthdays/thank yous/etc, a purse with dogs all over it, cooking stuff, etc. Good to get all that out of here! I also dropped off two bags of clothes. Ahhhhh............    Now back to cleaning out more stuff and clothes!!!  They were happy with what I took down there as this weekend is Rooster Crow and they are going to have a big outdoor sale. Good timing!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Camera Day is observed each year on June 29th.  This day commemorates photographs, the camera, and their invention.  A camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places.  Before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting.  There are very few who can perfectly capture the image of a person or a place in a drawing. The power of a camera provided many with a simple, inexpensive and fast solution.
George Eastman, also known as “The Father of Photography,” brought the camera to the masses.  While he did not invent the camera, he did invent many additions that improved the use, ease, and production of the camera, making it widely available to homes around the world.
The original camera was large and bulky but has now evolved into something that can be as small as a pen.  Cameras have many features and variations, making them appealing to men and women of all ages for personal and professional use.
To celebrate National Camera Day, snap a picture of something or someone you enjoy and cherish the memory.  

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Full Moon Again ~ Clouds & Sunset ~ Throw Back Thursday in Boston ~ Picture of the Day ~ M&M Candy ~ Anti NFL Song ~ Bacon Monkey Bread ~ Betty (Laney) Mueller ~ ELA Mouse Pad ~ National Alaska Day

Good 45º clear sunny morning.
So, yesterday's moon was 100% illuminated, but today it is actually called the Full Moon!  During a Full Moon the moon is 100% illuminated as seen from Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Moon will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long.
Yesterday stayed clear and warmed to the high 80ºs, but about 5pm the winds came up and clouds moved in. 
This sunset picture over my mountain was at 9pm.... 

Happy Throw Back Thursday
In 2008 I was on a cruise up the east coast from NY to Canada with Deputies On The Go. In Boston there was this "gentleman" napping in the park....
We went into the Cheers Bar.......
And on this Bulll Moose was a Patriots cap!
Picture of the Day

Interesting about M&M candy...
In 1941, Forrest Mars Sr., of the Mars candy company, struck a deal with Bruce Murrie, son of famed Hershey president William Murrie, to develop a hard shelled candy with chocolate at the center. The name thus stood for “Mars & Murrie” the co-creators of the candy. The partnership allowed the candies to be made with Hershey chocolate, as Hershey had control of the rationed chocolate at the time. The story didn’t end sweetly for Murrie, though. When chocolate rationing ended after the war, Mars bought out Murrie's interest in the product and went on to become one of Hershey’s biggest competitors.
Here's a new song, aimed at the NFL and all those who kneel during the National Anthem. Sung by Neal McCoy.....

From Mr. Food.... this is YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY!!!! Sooooooooooo easy!!! 
Everything seems to taste better with bacon in it, and that goes for our delicious pull-apart Bacon Monkey Bread. Whether for breakfast, brunch or a snack, this one will disappear in a flash!

  • 11 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 (10-ounce) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine bacon, Parmesan cheese, and onion; set aside.

Cut each biscuit into quarters. Dip one-third of biscuit pieces into melted butter, and place in prepared Bundt pan. Sprinkle with half of bacon mixture. Repeat layers with remaining biscuit pieces and bacon mixture, ending with biscuit pieces.

Bake 40 minutes, or until golden. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto a serving platter, and serve bread immediately.

Today is my oldest sister's birthday. Betty is 89 years old. 

This taken in 1949. My brother-in-law Joe, sister Betty, sister Marion (RIP! ♥), and me....
Historically this date.......
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1997 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield's ear.

2005 – War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

And births this date include...
1926 – Mel Brooks, American filmmaker

1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress


1960 – John Elway, American football player


1966 – John Cusack, American actor

1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

I worked at ELA Station way back when, and at one of our department reunions I got this mouse pad.....
If you can't read Spanish, it says "Simply a kick in the pants"
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

On June 28, National Alaska Day recognizes the largest state to join the union.
Not only is Alaska the largest state, but it is also home to the highest mountain peaks in the country, including Mt. Denali. In The Last Frontier, it’s possible to test the theories associated with the Bering Land Bridge. Check out the remote and intriguing location of North America’s history.
Populated by Inuit, Yupik, Tlingit, and others long before Russian and European explorers found their way to the Arctic land, Alaska supported the indigenous people with sufficient whale fat, beaver, and fish.
The Land of the Midnight Sun led to the next great gold rush. In the Yukon, many would venture into the rugged North expecting to find riches in the Klondike. Those who did, would find it difficult to get it back out again…alive.
The Iditarod takes place in Alaska and runs 1150 miles from Anchorage to Nome in honor of Leonhard Seppala. In 1925, he along with several other mushers delivered much-needed anti-diphtheria serum to Nome.
The immense Denali National Park and Preserve is home to glaciers, fossil records, and a study in geology. All along the Alaska Range, the pristine wilderness provides hikers along even the most well-marked trails outstanding views and peaceful vistas.
Venture into Glacier Bay for glimpses of an icy blue you’ll see nowhere else on Earth. Listen for the rugged mountains of ice collapsing into the bay or seek the humpback whales breaking the surface. Sights and sounds of the bay as are abundant as the history.
Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate National Alaska Day. Discover the wildest places and the peaceful spaces. Go where the land meets the sky. Find adventure in The Land of the Midnight Sun.