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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stroopwafels ~ Taco Casserole ~ Café au lait


Good 39º cloudy morning. 
Yesterday I went to GP to do some grocery shopping. Then back to RR to pick up a package at the PO, and home. I had ordered some Stroopwafels at Amazon. These are AWESOME with a cup of coffee!

They are made in Holland. First time I had one was on the flight from Hawaii. Fell in love with these! There are caramel and honey flavors.
My friend GloW shared this on her blog...
Taco Casserole
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 pkg McCormick's Taco Seasoning Mix
2 cans tomato sauce
3 cups elbow, or other shapes, macaroni... cooked and cooled
8 oz sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided in half
1 small can sliced black olives
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a skillet over medium heat, brown beef and onion, drain. Stir in seasoning mix and tomato sauce. Bring to boil and remove from heat.
In a bowl combine cooked macaroni, sour cream, 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, and sliced olives.
Spoon macaroni mixture into 9x13 baking dish. Top with beef mixture and cheeses.
Bake uncovered at 350º for 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Serves 6.
Options can include diced green chilies, and or Mexican cheese mix. For hotter... sliced jalapeños. And, substitute a can of spicy salsa for a can of the tomato sauce.
Historically this date....
1924 – In Miami, FloridaJohnny Weissmuller sets a new world record in the 100 meters freestyle swimming competition with a time of 57.4 seconds.

1974 – Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.

2006 – A massive mudslide occurs in Southern LeytePhilippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

2008 – Kosovo declares independence.

2011 – Libyan protests begin. In Bahrainsecurity forces launched a deadly Pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bloody Thursday.


And births this date include....
1925 – Hal Holbrook, American actor


1939 – Mary Ann Mobley, American actress and beauty queen (d.2014)
.... can you say "plas-teak"??

1945 – Zina Bethune, American actress (d. 2012)
... strange thing that happened ... where/how she died.

1954 – Rene Russo, American actress


1956 – Richard Karn, American actor


1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor


1963 – Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian and actor


1971 – Denise Richards, American actress


1981 – Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Café au lait Day

Café au lait is French for coffee with milk.
In Europe "café au lait" stems from the same continental tradition as "caffé latte" in Italy, "café con leche" in Spain, "kawa biala" (white coffee) in Poland, "Milchkaffee" in Germany, "koffie verkeerd" (wrong coffee) in The Netherlands, and "café com leite" in Portugal.. simply "coffee with milk". In northern Europe, cafe au lait is the name most often used in coffee shops. At home, it can be prepared from dark coffee and heated milk. It cafés it has been prepared on espresso machines from espresso and steamed milk ever since these machines became available in the 1940's.