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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Gloom/Sun/Snow ~ Turkeys ~ All Natural Pest ~ Mediterranean Tortellini Salad ~ Renovation Fails ~ National Kahlua Day 

Good 25º every is frozen morning!

Yesterday the gloom disappeared about 10am and there was sun on and off as the clouds passed through..
My mountain got all the snow! Thank goodness none on the ground here!
On the mountains in the back of the house the snow looked lower...

And the turkeys were out and about...
Then Cody from All Natural Pest (1-877-662-8449 or check their website ) came by to check the bait traps.

The bait they use is safe, so if a coyote or my dog or any animal eats the dying or dead ground squirrel or rat etc that has eaten the bait, they won't die from it.  
Cody is like all the other employees of All Natural that I have met, super nice and friendly! We had a fun chat!
Boy was I good yesterday. I decided to clean out a cupboard in the kitchen. It was filled with cake mix boxes, Jell-o pudding, Jell-o, frosting mix, and graham cracker pie crusts! Everything had a use by date from 2009 to 2013!!! Into the trash they went. It hurt to throw all that stuff away, but I just don't make those things anymore. Too bad none of it would be good to toss for the birds! 
Mediterranean Tortellini Salad
8oz cheese tortellini
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup cucumber, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup kalamata olives
1/4 cup feta, crumbled
3 T. lemon juice or red wine vinegar
1 t. oregano
1 clove garlic, grated
salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook the tortellini as directed on package, drain and cool
2. Mix the tortellini with all the ingredients and enjoy!
Optional: Add other ingredients like roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, or even avocado.

These are funny.... renovation fails!

Historically this date........
1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.

1964 – The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

2010 – An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chileleaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
And births this date include....
a bunch of people .... and.....
1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress

1932 – Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)

1934 – Van Williams, American actor (d.2016)
"Williams, the Green Hornet, said goodbye to Hollywood around 1970 and followed his interests into a job in the actual world of law enforcement, spending 25 years as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and also working at the San Diego Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department."

1940 – Howard Hesseman, American actor

Later for dinner I cooked some Schwans Turkey Sausage Patties, Cheese Curds, and a yam.... 

The cheese curds are cheesy inside and crunchy outside. Can be deep fried or cooked in the oven. I used my Power Air Fryer (, drizzled them with a little olive oil, cooked at 400º for 8 minutes. Really good!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Kahlua Day

Make a White Russian, Black Russian, Mudslide,  Kahlua Sour, or any of the following:
Kahlua Dream Cake:

2 eggs
1 box German chocolate cake mix with pudding in the mix
1 12oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 16oz tub sour cream (light or fat free is fine)
1/2 cup Kahlua liquor
powdered sugar for dusting
Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar and chocolate chips in a mixer. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into greased (or use cooking spray) Bundt pan. Bake 350º for 40-45 minutes, until cake springs back when touched.
Cool 10 minutes, put pan upside down on serving plate, and allow to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar.