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Friday, February 16, 2018

Frozen ~ Geese ~ Coyotes ~ Phone Scams ~ Ravens ~ Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pasta ~ Almonds

Good 26º frozen pretty clear sky morning! 
First thing today the geese were flying overhead and honking and honking.
I looked out and there were two coyotes wayyyyy up in my pasture....

After they saw me they headed up towards the BLM and the geese landed on the barn roof.

Yesterday the sun came out! By late afternoon we had warmed to 60º. Down in the other pasture was a deer munching on the grass...


Beware of phone scams. I have received numerous calls from what looks like local numbers, area code same and prefix the same. Also calls from a Portland area code. Here are two warning videos... both very short...

This is interesting about ravens....
Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pasta
1# shrimp, peeled and deveined
Organic chopped tomatoes, 27 oz

1/3 cup clam juice
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 T olive oil 
1 t oregano
2 T parsley chopped
8oz pasta
1 t red pepper flakes (or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Start cooking the pasta and directed on the package.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the shrimp and cook until just pink, about 1-3 minutes per side, before setting aside.
3. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes, before adding the garlic, red pepper flakes, and oregano, and cooking until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the tomatoes and clam juice, bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Add the shrimp, pasta and parsley, mix and enjoy!
Historically this date....

1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.

1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail fromNew London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.

2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.


And births this date include....
1909 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor (d. 1982)

1909 – Richard McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 1998)

1921 – Vera-Ellen, American actress (d. 1981)

1935 – Sonny Bono, American entertainer politician (d. 1998)

1954 – Margaux Hemingway, American actress and model (d. 1996)


1959 – John McEnroe, American tennis player
Yesterday was exciting... laundry, vacuuming, and mopping. Zowie!
Dinner was reruns, then chair, wine, and TV. Olympics and NYPD Blue. 

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

National Almond Day

Friends who lived in Chico California always pronounced almonds as amonds, without the L. They said when the almonds were harvested a machine was strapped to the tree and shook it really hard so they fell to the ground. As the saying went, "the L was knocked out of them." LOL

Whether you are eating them by themselves, using almond milk, pasta, flour, butter, oil or meal, almonds offer a delicious flavor along with many health benefits. Almonds are one of the most heart-healthy foods on the market, packed with vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.
  • According to a survey of 500 health professionals, almonds may be beneficial to a healthy lifestyle.
  • According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
  • Recent research from Purdue University suggests that eating almonds can help people feel satisfied for several hours, which can support weight management and counter weight gain.
  • Eighty percent of the world’s almonds are grown in California.
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