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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Moon/Clouds/Ice ~ Taprock Easter Breakfast ~ Picture of the Day ~ Lost Lake Oregon ~ Mini Italian Breakfast Casseroles ~ Rest of Year Full Moons ~ Easter

Good Easter morning.
When I first got up you could still see the moon, hiding among the clouds...
We started off pretty cold, 34º, with ice on the barn roof! 

This morning, early, I met Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, and Jean at Taprock for their Easter Buffet.


I had melon, salmon, biscuits and gravy, egg/spinach souffle. YUMMY!! 
Our waiter, Evan, was super. I LOVE his mustache! 

Outside, kids with grandmas....

Picture of the Day..... this was my Harley Davidson in his bunny ears. He lived to be 22 years old, born 1991 and died 2013.
Interesting about Lost Lake, Oregon.............


During the rainy fall and winter, most Oregonians probably don't give much thought to Lost Lake, a shallow lake surrounded by pine trees that sits near a highway.
But drivers might do a double take during summer. During the dry months, the 85-acre lake vanishes and turns into a meadow.

The reason? Two hollow lava tubes at the bottom of the lake are constantly draining the lake dry, much like a bathtub left unplugged.
"The lake bed begins to fill in the late fall, when the amount of rain coming in starts exceeding the ability of the lava tubes to drain off the water," said Jude McHugh, a spokeswoman for the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. "And it continues to fill all winter long in a series of rain or snowstorms."
As the rainy season peters out, the 9-foot-deep (2.7 meters) lake loses its water source, and water disappears down the lava tubes until it's gone, McHugh said. The lake's watery boom-and-bust cycle repeats itself every year, she added.
From Mr. Food....
When it comes to breakfast, it's always fun when we can find ways to shake it up and bring some new flavors to the table. Our Mini Italian Breakfast Casseroles are a delicious blend of Italian cheeses, spinach, and ham that give a fresh taste to your morning meal. Best of all, because they're mini, everyone gets their own personal breakfast casserole, so no one has to fight over the last bite.
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup Italian blend cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat 4 ramekins with cooking spray. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and pepper. Stir in spinach, ham, and Italian blend cheese. Divide egg mixture evenly into ramekins and place on baking sheet. 
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until eggs are set in center. Serve immediately.
Historically this date......

1918 – World War IGerman fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
1952 – Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.

1982 – BaseballRollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.


And births this date include.....
1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Russian-born American concert violinist (d. 1985)

1905 – Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Governor of California (d. 1996)


1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born American actor (d. 2001)


1926 – Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms


1935 – Charles Grodin, American actor


1951 – Tony Danza, American actor and comedian
1980 – Tony Romo, American football player
After the full moon on Good Friday, here are the full moons for the rest of  the year....

For the rest of the year the full moons will land on May 18, Armed Forces Day... June 17, the day after Father's Day ... August 15, was my Mom's birthday, Herman Baertschiger's birthday, and Barry (LASD ret) Perrou's birthday ... November 12, the day after Veteran's Day ...  and December 12, George Collins (LASD ret) birthday and Shelly Broadman's birthday.   The rest of us have escaped the full moon on our special day! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Easter. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Easter is observed on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox. Considered Christianity’s most important holy day, it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Depending on which calendar a church follows, some will celebrate Easter earlier than others.
Leading up to Easter Sunday is an entire season of Easter observances beginning with Ash Wednesday, the official beginning of Lent. Lent is a time of fasting and reflection which represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness for 40 days. Many know this as a time when Christians give something up for Lent.
Then during Holy Week, the Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It commemorates Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on a donkey just five days before He was crucified. Maundy Thursday remembers Jesus’s last supper; Good Friday is the day of the crucifixion, Holy Saturday is the period between the crucifixion and the resurrection and Easter Sunday.
If you choose, you can participate in any number of church services.  Dye eggs with children and have an Easter egg hunt.  Local communities hold annual Easter egg hunts as well, so check your local social media, newspapers and community listings for dates and times.  Use #Easter to share on social media.
Before Easter, Passover was the primary holy day celebrated, and it is closely linked with Easter. Jesus’s last supper was a Passover meal. By the 2nd century, Easter (Pascha) was being celebrated alongside Passover as well as pagan spring festivals.
The tradition of an Easter Bunny comes from medieval Germany where the Osterhase or Easter Hare would lay its colorful eggs in nests prepared by children. Immigrants in the 18th-century settling in the Dutch Pennsylvania countryside brought this fable and tradition with them to the United States.
Dying eggs is a tradition that dates back thousands of years across many cultures.  Eggs have long been a symbol of rebirth, fertility, and life springing forth.  Today Easter egg hunts take place across the country, and it is not unusual to see a giant Easter Bunny surrounded by children in their Sunday best getting their pictures taken.


The blog will be up later today.... first I have to go hunt some Easter Eggs!