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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Blue Sky ~ Picture of the Day ~ Number 1 Song The Day You Were Born ~ Shells With Broccoli ~ Ginny & Merill Felker ~ Veggies/Tortellini/Red Clam Sauce ~ World Honey Bee Day

Good 47º not much smoke morning! Cooler this morning than it has been, and hotter yesterday than it's been. Yesterday it got to 100º.

Tonight at 18 minutes after 8..... 8-18-18  8:18

Yesterday we got some breezes and by 5pm we didn't have much smoke..... blue sky!!! (that is the moon the arrow is pointing at!)

Picture of the Day
The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province in the People’s Republic of China.
This was shared by Dwayne-Honnee P-berger..........
It’s fun.. try it...
This one's a fun keeper.  It plays the song that was
Number One on the day you were born. And, if there
is a video available with the artist, it will play it for you.
This is really a fun site. Enjoy the show.
My song is On The Atchinson, Topeka, and Santa Fe ... by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers.
Jerry's song is Only Forever by Bing Cosby.
Kristen's is To Sir With Love by Lulu.
Brian's is One Bad Apple by The Osmonds.
Find yours!
Close your eyes and let your taste buds set the scene, 'cause this recipe for Shells with Broccoli is going to transport you right to southern Italy.  From Mr. Food

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 pound shell pasta or similar shape
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets with 1-inch stems
  • 1/4 pound pepperoni, diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • In a small skillet over low heat, heat olive oil and butter until melted; stir in garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and crushed red pepper. Cook until garlic is soft, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Do not let the garlic brown.)
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta and broccoli 8 to 10 minutes, or until both are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water. Place pasta and broccoli in a large bowl.
  • Toss with garlic mixture, reserved cooking water, and pepperoni. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Special anniversary today.... friends from way back in California and members of our LE Motorcycle Club, the Chiorboys  (
Happy 62nd Anniversary Ginny and Merill Felker!!

Historically this date..........
1917 – A Great Fire in ThessalonikiGreece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.

1965 – Vietnam WarOperation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.

1983 – Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).

And births this date include....
1587 – Virginia Dare, first English child born in North America (unk where/when she died)

1904 – Max Factor, Polish-born cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 1996)

1936 – Robert Redford, American actor

1952 – Patrick Swayze, American actor (d. 2009)

For dinner I found some stuff in the fridge that needed using... So I cut up some sweet mini peppers, celery, and artichoke bottoms.

I had some Buitoni Cheese & Spinach Tortellini ....

Cento Red Clam sauce....

and Kirkland Chunk Chicken.....
I sauteéd the celery and peppers...

When the tortellini was done cooking I added in that too, artichoke bottoms, and the chicken. All was mixed with the clam sauce and heated.

This is really good!!! I don't recall using the red clam sauce before, only the white.

Ran some errands yesterday... post office, grocery store, and Ace for a new shower head. I had on my "Lawn Enforcement Officer" t-shirt and got some great comments on it. I told Dan at Ace that I had a siren and blinking lights on my riding lawnmower and he said "Yes, that sounds like you!" 

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

Beekeepers, honey lovers and all blooming things in nature make note that the third Saturday in August in World Honey Bee Day.
Recognizing not only the honey bee but the beekeepers who tend to hives, World Honey Bee Day encourages everyone to enjoy and buy locally grown honey.
  • Collect and spread local wildflower seeds to promote honey bee pollination.
  • Flavors of honey will vary depending on the variety of flowers and nectar available to the bees.
  • Clover, alfalfa, lavender, orange, and chestnut are just a few to choose from.
  • Replace your usual sweetener with honey for the day. Taste the difference!
  • Give the gift of honey to a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member.
World Honey Bee Day began as National Honey Bee Day in 2009 with a proclamation issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsek. The day grew rapidly bringing awareness to the benefits and environmental needs of honey bees.