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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sunshine/Clouds ~ Brian's Picture ~ Spring ~ Irish Cream Cake ~ Sandy & Jerome Beck ~ Sunset ~ News Photo ~ Ravioli


Good 35º cloudy morning.
Yesterday the sun was out for most of the day! We heated to 63º. Then the clouds started coming in....



Here is a picture Brian took from the Caveman Bridge over the Rogue River in Grants Pass yesterday......

 Today.................... 



...also known as the Vernal Equinox.....An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth's equator. The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day have approximately equal length.


At an equinox, the Sun is at one of two opposite points on the celestial sphere where the celestial equator (i.e. declination 0) and ecliptic intersect. These points of intersection are called equinoctial points: classically, the vernal point and theautumnal point. By extension, the term equinox may denote an equinoctial point.
An equinox happens each year at two specific moments in time (rather than two whole days), when there is a location (the subsolar point) on the Earth's equator, where the center of the Sun can be observed to be vertically overhead, occurring around March 20 and September 22 each year.

A little late for St. Paddy's Day, but good anytime!!
This easy Bundt pan cake made from a simple mix will have everyone green with envy every time you bake it.
Irish Cream Cake

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (4-serving) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Irish cream liqueur, divided
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly over bottom of pan.
     
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on high, beat cake and pudding mixes, eggs, 1/4 cup water, the vegetable oil, and 3/4 cup liqueur for 2 minutes. Pour batter over nuts in pan.
     
  3. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in pan.
     
  4. To make the glaze, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, and remaining 1/4 cup water. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat and stir in remaining 1/4 cup liqueur.
     
  5. With a fork, prick holes in top of cake and pour half the glaze slowly over cake. After glaze soaks into cake, invert cake onto a serving platter and pour remaining glaze over cake. Let cool completely then cover lightly until ready to serve.

Special day today, my high school BFF Sandy (Todoran) and her hubby Jerome Beck (LASD ret) are celebrating 36 years of wedded bliss! 
                          HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! xo



Historically this date...........
 


1974 – Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham PalaceLondon.


1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.


1990 – Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery,embezzlement, and racketeering.


1999 – Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.


2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.


2003 – 2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.




And births this date include....
1906 – Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)
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1922 – Carl Reiner, American film director
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1928 – Fred Rogers, American TV host (d. 2003)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mqe-7gtntvE/T2iWlzH4a2I/AAAAAAAAUBM/qHZAgE8ASSg/s1600/FredRogers21908MA28966367-0017.jpg




1931 – Hal Linden, American actor
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1935 – Ted Bessell, American actor (d. 1996)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F3X-ET47h-w/T2iWydiWvEI/AAAAAAAAUBk/LkemBnmICGI/s1600/tedMA28966367-0020.jpg


1937 – Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tJ1Zt0f7lio/T2iW2j4s2NI/AAAAAAAAUBs/UThoT5-fJRA/s1600/JerryreedMA28966367-0021.jpg


Later the sunset was pretty... 


And on the news Adam Colpack has put my mountain with the rainbow picture on the background!  Thanks Adam!!! 



All I know. Nuff said. Happy First Day of Spring. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 


Ravioli are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta, made up of a filling sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough. The ravioli are usually served in either a broth or with a pasta sauce.  A variety of filling recipes are available from cheesy to meaty.
Served often as the main course, ravioli can also be a side dish or even an appetizer. Many popular recipes bake or deep fry the ravioli. With chocolate added to the pasta or cream cheese stuffing and a caramel sauce, the dish quickly becomes a dessert!
Ravioli can be homemade or may be purchased fresh or frozen in grocery stores.  In the United States, Chef Boyardee popularized the canned ravioli.  This ravioli is filled with either beef or processed cheese and served in a tomato, tomato-meat or tomato-cheese sauce.  St. Louis, Missouri is where the toasted ravioli got its start.