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Friday, June 15, 2018

Gloom ~ Turkeys ~ Clowns ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bacon Buffalo Mac & Cheese ~ Julie Moran ~ Errands ~ Tucker ~ Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie 


Good 43º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday started off without sun, lots of clouds....



Up in my pasture were the flock of turkeys....

Finally the clouds moved out and it warmed up. By noon it was only 70º. We topped at 83º. 





Interesting:

Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain. If you are among the 12% of Americans that have coulrophobia, you might want to avoid McDonald’s. Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. Like other fears and phobias, it can cause panic, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nausea not to mention overwhelming feelings of fear. Psychologists believe that the fear of clowns could be deeply rooted in childhood. It’s no wonder so many people hate Ronald McDonald.



Picture of the Day




This simple, easy and unique mac and cheese brings the best of those together - quality and simplicity.
Bacon Buffalo Mac & Cheese
  • 1/2 pound medium shells
  • 4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup wing sauce
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar/Monterrey jack cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. In a small skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet, drain on a paper towel lined plate. Meanwhile, cook pasta to al dente, then drain.
  2. In a food processor combine cream cheese, garlic, wing sauce and ranch dressing until smooth. In a large bowl mix together cooked pasta, shredded cheese, red pepper, bacon and cream cheese sauce. Toss to combine. Pour into dish. Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs. Bake for 40 minutes until crispy and bubbly.

Special birthday today........ Julie Moran, manager at Ace Hardware in Rogue River. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE!!!!

Picture taken several years ago... L-R Andy, Tall Paul, Bobby, Julie, Big Dan, and Uncle Jimmy.


Historically this date........
1775 – American Revolutionary WarGeorge Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.


1836 – Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.


1846 – The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


1864 – Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acres  around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by
Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a


1896 – The deadliest tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people.


1916 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.


1978 – King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.


2012 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls.





And births this date include....
1908 – Sam Giancana, American mobster (d. 1975)
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1917 – Lash LaRue, American actor (d. 1996)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uKzsVeJ3x7s/Ubx4t9D1mlI/AAAAAAAAq_8/ugMtIHU0qQI/s1600/lash-la-rue-03MA29220121-0009.jpg


1937 – Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Highwaymen) (d. 2002)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U-fgf4ZFx3w/Ubx4yrPuEuI/AAAAAAAArAE/Na_CCzzMJOg/s1600/waylonMA29220121-0010.jpg


1954 – James Belushi, American actor
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oAb6IJn_RRE/Ubx49s6jJeI/AAAAAAAArAM/X5kOi2TlM48/s1600/jamesMA29220121-0011.jpg


1958 – Wade Boggs, American baseball player
   .... quite the controversial guy!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YOlTAYoWghk/Ubx5A_hgA1I/AAAAAAAArAU/RXxI8YSEac4/s1600/wadeMA29220121-0012.jpg


1963 – Helen Hunt, American actress
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LwVVMZzEk5w/Ubx5Dwxa9QI/AAAAAAAArAc/dDYE2EdNxoM/s1600/helenMA29220121-0013.jpg


1964 – Courteney Cox, American actress, director, and producer
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S3EcssQrptM/Ubx5GOM_QkI/AAAAAAAArAk/77jZKnqwc74/s1600/courteneyMA29220121-0014.jpg


1970 – Leah Remini, American actress
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NUYISyvDDLw/Ubx5I9rDR8I/AAAAAAAArAs/de_zB7lP354/s1600/leahMA29220121-0015.jpg


1973 – Neil Patrick Harris, American actor, singer, and director
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pj5UCiESaiM/Ubx5L5gFacI/AAAAAAAArA0/vaGZ9m8J-fM/s1600/niel1MA29220121-0016.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AAWtqh6XLl0/Ubx5OwdAhCI/AAAAAAAArA8/BkB_Pue1MHY/s1600/neil2MA29220121-0017.jpg



Later a trip to my eye doc then got gasoline for the riding lawnmower, get prescriptions at the drug store, get dog food at Winco, then pick up packages at post office, and home!


Yesterday grandson Tucker had his "graduation" from 8th grade. Selfie with his dad, Brian....
He will be in the Grants Pass High School Band and they will go to the Thanksgiving Macy's Day Parade in NY this year.


Wednesday I made the Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie (I put recipe on June 12th blog)... The market didn't have the chocolate crusts, so I just used a plain graham cracker crust.


It is soooooooooooo light and fluffy. Good!!! Oink.



Later dinner was Schwans Chicken Pasta Alfredo. 


Then chair, wine, and TV. 


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

June 15th
National Lobster Day






Today’s Lobster facts:

In Colonial times, servants and slaves were the only people allowed to eat lobsters regularly .
Lobsters aren’t all red. They can be many different colors, including bright blue, white and brilliant gold tones.
Lobsters can be right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous.
Many lobster species can live to be over 100 years old.
Most lobsters travel over 100 miles a year and have migratory patterns