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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Clouds/Sun ~ Jean/The Vine ~ Picture of the Day ~ Redwood Trees ~ Stove-top Tuna Casserole ~ Adele (Easton) Graves ~ Gary Adkison ~ National Peach Cobbler Day

Good 35º some ice on the barn roof morning and fog.
Yesterday we warmed to 63º. The clouds were fluffy and there was blue sky and sun peeking through. Then the sky cleared out and it warmed to 70º! 

Yesterday I met up with Jean, my DIL Jen's mom, at Brian's office. She had done my taxes so we went over them. Then we went next door to The Vine 

and I bought her lunch. Jean and I both had the portabello sandwich, cooked portabello mushroom on a burger bun with sauteéd onions and lots of cheese! Jean had the regular fries and I had the sweet potato fries with marshmallow dipping sauce. OMGOSH! That was an AWESOME meal!!


Picture of the Day.... perfectly timed!

Interesting about the Redwoods....

The tallest trees in the world are coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). They are evergreen trees, growing up to 300 feet (91 meters)! Coast redwoods, often called California redwoods, can be found in coastal California and coastal Oregon. These trees need humidity, so most of them grow the mountains where moisture level is always sufficient. The tree named Hyperion, 379.7 feet tall, is the tallest of the coastal redwoods and all living trees ever discovered. It was found in 2006.
From Mr. Food.....

Old-fashioned tuna casseroles might take some extra time that we just don't have. That's why we came up with a stove-top way that's quick, easy, and full of flavor! Plus, once this all comes together, we top it off with some potato chips to add a fun texture! Everyone is going to be asking for seconds of our Stove-top Tuna Casserole!


  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips


  1. In a soup pot, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well. 
  2. In the same soup pot, combine soup, tuna, peas, milk, and pepper; mix well. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until hot. Add pasta back to soup pot, mix well, and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Sprinkle crushed potato chips over the top, and serve.

Special birthdays today... Adele (Easton) Graves, my high school pal is celebrating her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEL! xo
                                    ^with her husband Tom

And.... Gary Adkison (aka Gary My Love!) neighbor and friend is celebrating his birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GML!
                                    ^with his wife Katie
The reason he is also GML is because when Jerry introduced me to Gary, he said, "This is Gary, my love (referring to me!)." He always called me "my love" or "darling" or something loving.

Historically this date......
1796 – The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.

1902 – James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming. (Interesting that it's F.W. Woolworth's birthday)

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

1970 – An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.

1976 – The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.

1997 – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

And births this date include....
1852 – F.W. Woolworth, American businessman (d. 1919)
1866 – Butch Cassidy, American outlaw (d. 1908)

1899 – Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and Scrabble inventor (d. 1993)

1923 – Don Adams, American actor and comedian (d. 2005)
A former Marine and Maxwell Smart!

1931 – Dan Gurney, American race car driver (d.2018)
He was my fav!

1933 – Ben Nighthorse Campbell, American politician
Interesting fellow. Military, deputy sheriff, jewelry artist, politician who switched from being a Dem to a Republican!

1935 – Lyle Waggoner, American actor

1945 – Tony Dow, American actor

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

National Peach Cobbler Day is observed annually on April 13.  It recognizes a delicious dessert that originated during the 19th century.
Unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment, the settlers instead covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked plain biscuits or dumplings, fitted together. When the dish is fully cooked, the surface has the appearance of a cobbled street.  The name may also derive from the fact that the ingredients are “cobbled” together. Some cobbler recipes resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.
In 2007, the world’s largest peach cobbler was made at the Georgia Peach Festival.  It consisted of:
  • 90 lbs of butter
  • 150 lbs of sugar
  • 150 lbs of flour
  • 32 gallons of milk
  • 75 gallons of peaches
Enjoy the following tried and true peach cobbler recipes.