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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Oil Change Day ~ Schwans Order ~ Picture of the Day ~ USMC Drill Instructors ~ Spaghetti Pie ~ Emily Baumgartner ~ National Pigs In A Blanket Day

Good 56º cloudy morning. Yesterday was amazing, we topped at 87º!!!
Yesterday was 'change the oil day and tire rotation day' for my car. Took it into Roe Motors in Grants Pass. 

Sitting in the lobby I was talking to the nicest lady. We had a great conversation. 
It was interesting one of the salesmen's family was there visiting him.... his wife and 5 children, 4 boys and a little girl! All the kids were young and the youngest just walking. Then I heard his wife was pregnant with #6! And apparently it's a girl. OHMYGOODNESS! Apparently she wants 8 children!! HUH? Why? That is going to get soooooo expensive!!
Leon delivered my Schwans order...
Chicken & Broccoli in a Cheese & Mushroom sauce...
Ancient Grain Encrusted Fish and Vegetables with Couscous in a Citrus Sauce....
Roasted Turkey & Vegetables with Gravy....
Fully Cooked Cheeseburgers.....
Chicken Florentine Skillet....
 Schwans are the best meals for an easy quick dinner! From frozen to ready in just a few minutes!!! 

Picture of the Day.... LOL!

Interesting about USMC Drill Instructors ... ..

A fundamental part of Marine Corps training..... all Marines are trained for combat. Combat is a very chaotic place. It is very confusing and loud. While you can’t duplicate combat as a part of training the D.I. try to create a loud, confusing, chaotic place through yelling and “acting crazy”.
Why do they do all these things? Because it is the easiest way to get a human being who is unaccustomed to performance under stress to take action while being placed under an extreme and sudden stress environment (combat). It trains them to block out the noise and the fear and the stress and just do what they need to do. So the Omnidirectional Ass Chewing is one of the most important parts of on-boarding. It is an act by these drill instructors to instill aggression and help them cope with combat stress without actually experiencing combat. These men aren't bullies. It is extremely important training, mental training. It is one of the most important things a Marine Corps Drill Instructor can do for a young recruit. The Yelling. In the Marines, boot camp instructors are actually trained on how to manipulate their voices so that they can yell for extremely long periods of time without damaging their vocal cords.


  • Spaghetti Pie
Heat oven to 350°.
  • Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in pasta sauce. Whisk eggs in large bowl until blended. Stir in Parmesan and 3/4 cup mozzarella. Add spaghetti; toss to evenly coat.
  • Spread spaghetti mixture onto bottom and up side of 9-inch deep-dish pie plate sprayed with cooking spray; fill with meat mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  • Bake 20 min. or until pie is heated through and mozzarella is melted. Let stand 5 min. before cutting into wedges to serve.


Today is the birthday of one of my son Brian's office staff, Emily Baumgartner. Emily has worked in his State Farm office for a number of years.

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY EM!! I hope you have a GREAT day!!

Historically this date.....
1967 – Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.

1970 – The first Chinese satelliteDong Fang Hong I, is launched. (Oh my, that sounds funny!!)

1980 – Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.

2005 – Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.


And births this date include....
1934 – Shirley MacLaine, American actor and author

1936 – Jill Ireland, British actress (d. 1990)

1942 – Barbra Streisand, American singer and actor (and beeeotch!)

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

Celebrated across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket are often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as breakfast. However, it can be served any mealtime!
The following from Wikipedia.....
Pigs in a blanket (also pig in a blanket) is a variety of different sausage-based foods in the United KingdomUnited StatesDenmarkRepublic of IrelandGermanyBelgiumRussiaCanada, and Japan. The sausage centre varies depending on geographic location (e.g Cumberland is a favoured variety in the UK while it is virtually unknown in the USA). Geography also dominates the form of the ‘blanket’ with bacon being the most common choice in the UK, while Americans choose pastry.
Many are large, but other recipes call for a dish that is small in size and can be eaten in one or two bites. For this reason, they are commonly served as an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre, or are accompanied by other items during the main course.
A small bite-sized form is a common hors d'oeuvre served at cocktail parties and is often accompanied by a mustard or aioli dipping sauce.
Pigs in a blanket are different from sausage rolls, consisting of sausage meat (different in flavor, texture and appearance to an actual sausage) wrapped in flaky pastry. These are mainly eaten in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand as a lunchtime snack.