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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Rain ~ Pepperoni Pizza Dip ~ Dave & Pam Clark ~ LASD Posse 1894 ~ Apricot Day

Good 43º raining morning.

Yesterday, being able to see my  mountain gave me hope the clouds would disappear and the sun would come out.

.... but by 10:30 it was raining! Started up again in the night. So far only about 1/2". Nothing like So. Cal is getting and evacuations for the Duarte area where there were fires. 

Here is a super good Pepperoni Pizza Dip...

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
8 oz shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1/4 t garlic powder
1 T Italian seasoning
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
12 slices pepperoni
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped (or 1/4 cup bacon bits

1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. In blender combine tomatoes, garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper until pureed. Set aside.
3. In bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, and 2 oz of the shredded cheese. Mix until well combined.
4. Spread cream cheese mixture in an even layer over baking dish (8x8 pie plate is good)
5. Pour tomato mixture evenly over cheese mixture and spread evenly.
6. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and then place pepperoni and bacon on top.
7. Bake 20-25, until cheese is browned and bubbly.
Serve with Parmesan Bread Sticks!

Special day today... Dave (LASD ret) and Pam Clark are celebrating 35 years of marriage. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!

Historically this date...
1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
1857 – The Fort Tejon earthquake strikes California, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.

1858 – Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide
1947 – Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.

2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.
And births this date include....

1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982)
1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)

1940 – Jimmy Boyd, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
"I saw momma kissing Santa Claus..."

1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer
(Too much hair. Too long. Yuck)

1955 – J. K. Simmons, American actor

This is a photo of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department posse in 1894 in front of the old Courthouse where the Criminal Courts Building stands today. Sheriff John Burr on the far left....

The history of Los Angeles is really interesting:

Dinner last night was Schwans shrimp egg rolls with sweet chili sauce and green beans... YUMMM!!!!!! 

 All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
It's WINTER, so why is this today's national day??????

Here are today’s five thing to know about Apricot:

  1. In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’.
  2. The apricot, discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, was introduced to the United States in the 18th century.
  3. Brought to California by Spanish explorers, the apricot quickly became a popular crop.
  4. Today, apricot farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.
  5. Choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft.