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Friday, March 16, 2018

Snow ~ Coyote at CSULA ~ Omaha Steaks & UPS Dave & Dude ~ Colcannon ~ Joe's Madrone ~ Daddy ~ Nancy Perry

Good 36º drizzling dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday morning it was drizzling then it started snowing.
It didn't last long nor stick as the temperature was 36º.
Some did stick up on the top of the mountains surrounding us for an hour or two...

OMG, a coyote bit a 5 year old boy on the campus at Cal State LA! (I went there for a semester.)

I got my Omaha Steaks order, via UPS...
top sirloins, roasted turkey breast, corned beef and cabbage crockpot meal, boneless chicken thighs, poblano chicken & rice, pub style cod, and a free boneless ham. I won't be running out of food any time soon!!!
Dude, as usual, was happy to see his dad, Dave...who always gives him dog bone cookies.. (this picture taken a year or two ago! in warmer weather!)
It was so cold and I gave Dave some hand warmers. He was thrilled!!! They last 10 hours. I love them!

Speaking of food... I will be making Colcannon for St. Paddy's Day to go with my Guinness cooked corned beef...

Mashed potatoes with sauteed cabbage, green onions and bacon.
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 head of a small cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • snipped fresh parsley for garnish, if you like
  1. Bring some water to boil, add the potatoes and simmer until fork tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile cook the bacon in a large pan over medium heat until it renders, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the cabbage saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the green onions and cook another 5 minutes.
  5. Drain and mash the potatoes in a large bowl.
  6. Mix in the bacon, cabbage and onions, half and half, butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Now this is really amazing and funny. A Madrone tree that was at Joe Kirk's house (LASD ret). Oh my, mother nature has a way!!! 

Today was my Dad's birthday. Leslie Laney, 3-16-1901 - 1991. Rest well Daddy, you are missed! ♥ Daddy being Irish and missing being born on St. Pat's Day by 1 day! Dang!

This picture taken in 1984 (on that glider I now have!)....
Front row: my niece (oldest sister Betty's daughter) MaryAnn and her son, Kristen, my Mom, my Dad, nephew Bobby (son of my other sister Marion)   Back row: Jerry, Jimmy (son of Marion), Marion, and me and Brian.

And special pal Nancy Perry is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY!! 

Historically this date.....
1916 – The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.

1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.

1958 – The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.

1968 – General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.

And births this date include....
1751 – James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)

1912 – Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)

1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian (d.2017)
1990's .. 2003 ..... 2011
1949 – Erik Estrada, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Artichoke Heart Day

Dip them in butter, or butter with garlic seasonings in it, or mayonnaise mixed with lemon juice, or ranch dressing, or mayonnaise or butter with Sriracha, or ......