Good 31º some clouds some fog morning.
Yesterday the rain came and went. First thing when the sun came over the mountain I could see a tad of snow on my mountain.
Then, just as fast it clouded over heavy again...
It kept doing this, sun, clouds, sun, clouds...........
Mating season........... The Toms are showing off for the girls!
Picture of the Day ... two headed zebra?
Interesting about the "diner capital of the world" ....
Do you like eating out? Then you MUST visit New Jersey, the home of more than 500 various diners, which is the largest concentration of diners in the USA. New Jersey's residents don't hesitate to call their state the "diner capital of the WORLD"... so, the tourists never argue: they just come here and enjoy the impressive diversity of food services.
Local diner ranges from the shiny chrome rail-like cars with neon signs and lighting to the more modern stonewalled structures and brightly lit buildings. Many of the original diners were long and narrow, one room eateries with a long counter and booths with juke boxes on the tables. They say, New Jersey had a significant impact on the world history of diners. The state still has some old time small classic railroad car style diners with as few as eight seats at a counter. These diners have survived by offering a limited menu of exceptional signature items (burgers, hot dogs, etc.)
Irish Cream Cake for St. Patrick's Day...
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 (16.5-ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 1 (4-serving) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup water, divided
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup Irish cream liqueur, divided
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
- 1 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 325º. Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly over bottom of pan.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer on high, beat cake and pudding mixes, eggs, 1/4 cup water, the vegetable oil, and 3/4 cup liqueur for 2 minutes. Pour batter over nuts in pan.
- Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in pan.
- To make the glaze, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, and remaining 1/4 cup water. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat and stir in remaining 1/4 cup liqueur.
- With a fork, prick holes in top of cake and pour half the glaze slowly over cake. After glaze soaks into cake, invert cake onto a serving platter and pour remaining glaze over cake. Let cool completely then cover lightly until ready to serve
Today is a special birthday.. our long time friend Rick Castro (LASD ret and married to the vivacious Lynda.. also LASD ret) HAPPY BIRTHDAY KICKSTAND!!! xooxox
(Rick's special nickname...given to him by my Jerry. If you want to know why.... just ask me!!! LOL)
Historically this date....
1957 – Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
1991 – The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
1997 – The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.
2000 – Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino retires from the National Football League after 17 seasons.
And births this date include.....
1935 – Leslie Parrish, American actress
1950 – William H. Macy, American actor
Yesterday I took Dude into the vets for his mani-pedi. He doesn't look happy in this picture, but he does that "look" when I point the camera or my phone at him. He LOVES riding in the car!
That done and a few errands and home.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo