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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Frozen ~ Texas Casserole ~ Dolly ~ Tortellini Day

Good 23ยบ everything is totally frozen morning, even the hummingbird feeders. Brought them in and thawed them out. 

The sun came out and there was a bit of snow on top of my mountain and the ice evaporated off the barn roof...

 No complaints here.... this is Becky, wife of the infamous Wilsonite Greg Lundell, at their home in Illinois.....

On February 11th I posted the Texas Casserole.  I decided to make it with a few alterations. I had a bag of fresh broccoli/cauliflower that I steamed, and used 3½ cups of it after cutting it up. I used 3 stalks of celery, which was 1 cup cut up. Didn't have onion. I added 1 cup of bacon crumbles. I shredded two cooked boneless skinless chicken thighs. And I used cream of broccoli soup. I mixed in and topped the casserole with Cheesy French Fried Onions.  All the other ingredients were the same...

I served it up with some of those French Pickled Mushrooms. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...............

Remember her?:

Dolly the sheep made history in 1997, when the scientists who created her announced she was the first cloned mammal to survive. Scientists created Dolly in a test tube, after they figured out how to take a sheep egg cell, remove its DNA, and replace it with DNA extracted from a different sheep's skin cell. The newly fused cell was then implanted into a surrogate mother sheep, who gave birth to Dolly on July 5, 1996. Because Dolly’s DNA came from a mammary gland cell, she was named after the country singer Dolly Parton.

2002 Dolly the sheep has died. The decision was taken to euthanase six-year-old Dolly after a veterinary examination showed that she had a progressive lung disease.

Historically this date........
1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamesetroops invade Laos.

2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

And births this date include....
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)

1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot

1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
She left Hollywood and wanted to continue with her artistic talent. She lives just northeast of here in Sams Valley.

1934 – George Segal, American actor

1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress

1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)


1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress

Later it was chair, wine, Olympics. 

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


Pasta lovers will enjoy a traditional stuffed pasta during National Tortellini Day on February 13!  
Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to have created this stuffed pasta packed with flavor.  Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pasta. The most common fillings for tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese.
An organization called The Learned Order of the Tortellini in the city of Bologna has its members wear to the meetings red and gold hats that are shaped like tortellini.  They also wear a ribbon, around their neck that has a gold shaped tortellini hanging on it.  The Learned Order of the Tortellini has a large membership that is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional tortellini.
There are many ways to prepare a tortellini dish.  You may want to top it with a cheese sauce, cream sauce, pesto or tomato sauce, or follow one of the thousands of cooking blogs available for a great tortellini recipe.

How to observe:
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