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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Favorite Breakfast ~ AJ of All Natural Pest Elimination ~ Frightening/Strange Roads ~ Cracker Onion Pie ~ Dude ~ Tomato ~ Dolphin Day

Good 40º cloudy/foggy morning.
Here is one of my favorite breakfasts....
I use instant Quaker Oats... I buy the 52 packet box at
, empty envelope in bowl, add 2/3 cup water, cook in microwave 1 minute 40 seconds. Voilá. Then I move the oats to one side and add some Greek Gods yogurt.
LOVE their plain non-fat or Honey Lemon or Honey Strawberry. OMGOOOD! Top the yogurt with fruit I get from Safeway 
.... or a sliced banana....
That and a cup of coffee and a Stroopwafel....
When I went out back to feed the birds, Bruiser climbed the tree to keep and eye out!

Yesterday AJ
from All Nautral Pest came out and took care of the moss on the sides of the house and the roof,  and checked the bait tubes and any areas of rodent infestation, and then sprayed around the grounds outside to prevent bugs. Here's their site...

AJ is great. Such a nice young man and such a beautiful wife and children! (saw them on FB)

Now here are photos of some of the strangest and frightening roads to drive on.... I used to love the slight winding of the Pasadena Freeway driving it in my Porsche. It was a 1969 912 we bought in 1985...
That was neat!!! A Porsche is a super ground hugging car!! Anyway....... here are the roads..

Half dip, half side dish, Cracker Onion Pie is a favorite no matter how you serve it! With a crispy cracker crust, and a cheesy onion filling, you can bet that this pie won't be left untouched!
  • 1/2 cups finely crushed saltine crackers
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced (see Note)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2-ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs and 1/2 cup melted butter. Press into bottom and up sides of pie plate, forming a crust. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onions in remaining 1/4 cup butter 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Carefully pour onion mixture into crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until well beaten; slowly pour over onions. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden and center is set. Let stand 5 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.

  • Use Vidalia onions in this pie for an unbeatable sweet onion flavor!

My Dude came to live with me on this day in 2013, he was 6 years old. Sweetest greatest dog in the world! I love you Dude!!!!

Historically this date...

1846 – The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.

1860 – The first Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California.

1865 – U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.

1969 – At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.


And births this date includes.....
1925 – Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
I always thought he was beyond strange!


1930 – Bradford Dillman, American actor (d.2018)


1932 – Loretta Lynn, American country musician/singer


1936 – Frank Serpico, American policeman


1941 – Julie Christie, British actress


1941 – Pete Rose, American baseball player


1977 – Chandra Levy, American intern (d. 2001)
This is interesting about the tomato...

History shows that the beloved tomato has not always enjoyed such a loving relationship with humans. In colonial times, tomatoes were grown purely for decoration. Folklore held that eating a tomato would poison the blood, turning it into acid. Everyone didn't feel that way, however. Many believed eating tomato seeds had an aphrodisiac effect. The French even named the tomato the "apple of love" or "love apple." Tomatoes were popular among the Native peoples of Central and South America, where the tomato plant originated. Source:
Later I went into town to mail my taxes. Excitement over the top! Dude was happy though, to go for a ride!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

Each year on April 14th, people across the nation participate in National Dolphin Day.
Dolphins are cetacean mammals that are related to whales and porpoises.
Ranging is size from 4 ft to up to 30 feet; dolphins are among almost forty species in 17 genera.
Found worldwide, they prefer the shallower seas of the continental shelves.
As carnivores, their diet consists of mostly fish and squid.
  • Male dolphin – bull
  • Female dolphin – cow
  • Young dolphin – calf
  • Group of dolphins – school or pod
Dolphins are known to have acute eyesight both in and out of the water along with having a well-developed sense of touch, with free nerve endings densely packed in the skin.  They can hear frequencies ten times or more above the upper limit of what adult humans can and are capable of making a broad range of sounds using nasal air sacs located just below the blowhole.
Living in pods of up to a dozen dolphins, they are highly social animals. Pods do merge in areas where there is an abundance of food, forming superpods, which may exceed 1,000 dolphins. Dolphins can, and do, establish strong bonds within their pods and will stay with injured or ill individuals, even helping them to breathe by bringing them to the surface if needed.
You will see the dolphins frequently leaping above the water’s surface. They do this for various reasons; when traveling, jumping saves them energy as there is less friction while in the air, this is known as porpoising.  Some other explanations for leaping include orientation, social display, fighting, non-verbal communication, entertainment and attempting to dislodge parasites.
The United States National Marine Mammal Foundation conducted a study that revealed that dolphins, like humans, develop a natural form of type 2 diabetes which may lead to a better understanding of the disease and new treatments for both humans and dolphins.