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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Clouds/Rain ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Bears In Trash Cans ~ Photobombed Picture of the Day ~ Crispy Asparagus Fries ~ Mike ~ Mammo ~ National Cherry Cobbler Day

Good 51º cloudy morning.


Happy Throw Back Thursday......
1963 ... me and my prom date, Bruce Baumgartner.

On the news the other night they were talking about a problem in the area with bears getting into trash cans and making a mess. They are just hungry and looking for food. The guy they interviewed said to wash out the trash cans with ammonia. My solution, and I wrote the news station about this.... spray the outside of the can/cans with WD-40.
It will keep any critter away from the trash can. A bear went after my metal trash can filled with cracked corn for the birds. After scaring him away I sprayed the can with WD-40 and when he came back, I saw this, he touched the can and then ran away!!! Once I had a skunk under my front deck so I sprayed the lattice with WD-40 and the skunk left and never came back!

After spending $750 to replace the wiring harness on my car, a friend said to spray the engine with WD-40 to keep critters out. They like the taste of the harness because it has a soy base. Sprayed the engine and no critters ever came back! It also works on poles that hold bird seed feeders and since a bear climbed my pear tree last year and ate all the pears, I'm spraying the tree trunk with WD-40 this year!
Picture of the Day.... photobombed! LOL!
Fresh asparagus....nothing better, except maybe these...
Asparagus coated in panko bread crumbs and parmesan and baked until golden brown and crispy.

  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
Dredge the asparagus in the flour, dip in the egg and then into a mixture of the panko, parmesan, salt and pepper.
Place the asparagus in a single layer on a wire rack on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 425º oven until golden brown, about 7-13 minutes.


Historically this date.....
1974 – Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.

1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.
1995  Shawn Nelson steals a tank from a military installation and goes on a rampage in San Diego resulting in a 25 minute police chase. Nelson is killed by an officer after the tank got stuck on a concrete barrier and tried to break free.
2004 – The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.

2006 – The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.

2007 – Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.

2013 – Two Metro-North commuter trains collide near Bridgeport, Connecticut injuring at least 72 people.
And births this date include...
1911 – Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)'sullivan%20-%20CopyMA29001760-0006.jpg
1936 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)
1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
1956 – Bob Saget, American actor
1962 – Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor and comedian
                                            (nice hair..... not)
Mike got here yesterday in the morning, while the rain was coming down, and he did some weed-eating around the fence lines and creek before Dave comes Saturday to brush-hog ..... he got soaked! 


Later I went to Medford for my yearly mammmmo....
Diane, who works at Imaging, and I had a great conversation (and a hug!). I had given her my card with my blog address on it some time ago and she told me she reads my blog every morning. THANK YOU Diane!!!! xo
The rain POURED!! Seeing to drive was difficult. Windshield wipers going 100 mph!! I had planned to go to Costco, but was not in the mood to fight the rain loading and unloading my car, so came home! Out temps stayed in the low 60ºs all day.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Cherry Cobbler Day is dedicated every May 17th to the delicious tart dessert that many enjoy with ice cream.
In the United States, cobbler refers to a variety of dishes that consist of a fruit filling (cherry being a popular choice ) covered with a batter, biscuit or pie crust that is then baked.  Some cobblers have both a top and bottom crust.
Cobblers originated in the early British American colonies.  It was because of the lack of suitable ingredients and proper cooking equipment that the English settlers were unable to make their traditional suet puddings, so to improvise, they covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked biscuits or dumplings.
A cherry cobbler differs from a crisp as a cobbler lacks oatmeal. Sometimes the cobbler is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Here is a quick easy recipe...
1 21oz can cherry pie filling
1 cup Bisquick mix
1/4 cup milk
1 T. sugar
1 T. butter, softened
1. Spread pie filling in an ungreased 1½ quart casserole.
2. Place casserole in cold oven.
3. Heat oven to 400º, let heat 10 minutes, remove pan from oven.
4. While pie filling is heating, stir remaining ingredients until soft dough forms.
5. Drop dough by 6 spoonfuls onto warm pie filling. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.
6. Bake 18-20 minutes, until topping is light brown.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.