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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Clouds ~ Throw Back Thursday Stuck Bear ~ Ravens ~ Rice & Asparagus Casserole ~ Gerry Plunk ~ Sally Harper ~ Shrimp Day


Good 46º cloudy morning

The clouds yesterday were amazing!






Happy Throw Back Thursday...
This bear managed to get stuck under the Truckee Bridge back in 2007 and was rescued...







Yesterday I went out back to feed the birds and lately I have noticed a new visitor... a raven. He doesn't seem nervous when I go out there and doesn't fly away, but loves the cracked corn. I will have to get a picture of him!!! Here is some interesting info on Ravens and vs Crows...




This recipe from Mr. Food Test Kitchen. Sounds and looks wonderful and soooooooooooo easy!

Here's a casserole side dish that tastes rich enough to serve for the holidays, or when you've got company coming over. Our Rice and Asparagus Casserole is creamy, cheesy, and full of fresh asparagus. It's an unforgettable side dish!
 
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cleaned, trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups cooked rice, cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat  a 8-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray
     
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook asparagus until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
     
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine rice, salt, onion powder, cayenne pepper, sour cream, milk, and 1-1/2 cups of cheese.
     
  4. Spoon half of rice mixture into prepared baking pan. Arrange three-quarters of asparagus on top, then spoon remaining rice mixture over asparagus. Top with remaining asparagus.
     
  5. Bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and bake and additional 5 minutes.



Yesterday was a special birthday, Gerry Plunk, the husband of a daily drivel pal, Lydia. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERRY!!

The man is suffering with brain cancer. Please send your prayers for him!


Today is a special birthday.... Sally Harper, wife of the infamous Wilsonite Jim Harper! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALLY!!


Historically this date..........
1924 – J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.

1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and rollrecord to reach number one on the Billboard charts.


2002 – F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.


2005 – A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi,Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.



And births this date include....
1899 – Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (d. 1987)
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1922 – Nancy Walker, American actress (d. 1992)
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1936 – Gary Owens, American actor and announcer (d. 2015)
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo



Observed annually on May 10, it is National Shrimp Day.  Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood, and this is the day to celebrate this delicious seafood.
The word “prawn” is used loosely to describe any large shrimp, sometimes known as “jumbo shrimp.”  Some countries use the word “prawn” exclusively for all shrimp.
Preparing the shrimp for consumption usually involves the removal of the head, shell, tail and “sand vein”.  There are many ways to cook shrimp.  Standard methods of preparation include baking, boiling, broiling, sauteing, frying and grilling.  Cooking time is delicate for shrimp, and they are at their best when not overcooked.
A healthy food, shrimp is low in calories and high in levels of omega-3, calcium, iodine, and protein.  Shrimp is also known to be considered good for the circulatory system.
 Popular North America Shrimp Dishes:
  • Seafood Gumbo:  A stew or soup that probably originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century.  Seafood gumbo typically consists of a strongly flavored stock, shrimp and crab meat (sometimes oysters), a thickener, and seasoning vegetables.  Gumbo is often categorized by the type of thickener used:  okra, the Choctaw spice, file powder (dried and ground sassafras leaves), or roux, the French base made of flour and fat.
  • Shrimp Cocktail:  The Golden Gate was the first to serve this .50 cent shrimp cocktail in 1959.  It is now a Las Vegas cliché.  Called the “Original Shrimp Cocktail” on the menu, it is a favorite among tourists as well as the locals.  The original Shrimp Cocktail consists of a regular-sized sundae glass filled with small salad shrimp and topped with a dollop of cocktail sauce.
  • Shrimp DeJonghe:  A specialty of Chicago, it is a casserole of whole, peeled shrimp blanketed in soft, garlic, sherry-laced bread crumbs. It is served as an appetizer or a main course. It originated in the late 19th or early 20th century at the DeJonghe’s Hotel and Restaurant.
  • Shrimp Scampi: This dish has its own day on April 29 and is cooked in butter, garlic, lemon juice and white wine.
Shrimp and other shellfish are among the most common of food allergens.

**and since it's Shrimp Day I am going to have a skillet meal from Schwans..... Shrimp Broccoli Alfredo! YUMMMMMMM!!!!