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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sun ~ Dude ~ Tree Swallows ~ Men Can Fix Anything ~ Women Fix Things Too ~ Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed w/ Spinach Artichoke Dip ~ Dee Yellin ~ Laura & Conrad Virant ~ Hills Dental Kibble ~ National Limerick Day

Good 37º clear sunny morning. Predictions for today's temperatures is in the 80ºs !! 
Yesterday we got some clouds, a little wind, and sun!!!

The clouds kept coming and going, was still windy and cool most of the day. By afternoon we were only at 66º.
And, of course, Dude was out enjoying the sun!
The Tree Swallows were busy feeding their babies...

Shared by friend Dave Clark (LASD ret) ... "men can fix anything" !

And then there's the woman's perspective on "fixing" things!


Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Roasted portobello mushrooms stuffed with a cheesy spinach and artichoke dip and topped with a crunchy panko breadcrumb topping.

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 6-8 medium sized portabella mushrooms, stems and gills removed
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  1. Brush the mushrooms with oil and roast in a preheated 450F/230C oven on a baking sheet with the inside facing up until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile mix the spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, mayo, mozzarella, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix the oil, breadcrumbs and parmesan.
  4. Divide the filling between the mushrooms and sprinkle on the bread crumbs.
  5. Roast until the filling is hot and the breadcrumbs are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Special birthday today.....
My pal Dee Yellin (wife of the infamous Dale Yellin LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEE. I hope you have a GREAT day!! xo
Special anniversary today... former neighbor Laura (Vincent) and her hubby Conrad Virant are celebrating 28 years of married bliss. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! xo
Historically this date.........
1932 – Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.
.....such heartbreak!

1935 – Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.

1942 – Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.

2002 – Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

2003 – Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.
..yep, another bunch of Democrats makin' history!

2008 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of workplace and arrests nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.
...........duh. But that's ok, give them Social Security!


And births this date include.....
1820 – Florence Nightingale, British nurse (d. 1910)

1907 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)


1925 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player (d.2015)


1928 – Burt Bacharach, American composer ??


1936 – Tom Snyder, American television personality (d. 2007)


1937 – George Carlin, American comedian (d. 2008)


1950 – Bruce Boxleitner, American actor


Yesterday is was errand day. First to the post office for a couple packages and a great chat with the clerk.
 Then to the market for chicken thighs (for Dude) and wine (for me!). Ace for cracked corn and weed spray. And finally the vets for cat meds and the dental kibble for Dude. This Hills Brand is super good for their teeth.
The kibble is large and scrapes the teeth as they chew. Has kept Dude from having his teeth cleaned!
I buy mine from the vet's office, but it's sold at and Pet Smart, and Amazon.
Dude doesn't eat a lot of this dental kibble every day. First I put about 1/2 cup of his regular kibble in his dish, then about 8 or 10 of the dental ones, shred a boneless skinless chicken thigh (cooked in the crock pot with organic chicken stock) and cut up an organic turkey hot dog on top. That's breakfast.
Later it was the same old same old....


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888).  Lear is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks.
National Limerick Day also celebrates the limerick poem.  Limerick poems were popularized by Edward Lear’s book “Book of Nonsense” in 1846.
A limerick is a very short, humorous, nonsense poem. Within a limerick, there are five lines.  The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line and the third and fourth line rhyme together.
The Limerick also has a particular rhythm which is officially described as anapestic trimeter. 
By Edward Lear
There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.
Sit down and write a few limericks of your own. Use #NationalLimerickDay to post on social media.

My contributions:
There is my big dog named Dude
He gets so excited over his food
He totally licks his dish clean
And there is never a drop of food left to be seen
When it's breakfast or dinner, he's always in the mood!
My crazy funny cat is named Bruiser
Boy is he a schmoozer
He cuddles with me in bed
And likes to sleep close to my head
Just one big purring snoozer!