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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ NYC Chinese Population/Mandarin Language ~ Cheesy Taco Pasta ~ Pete Loomis ~ Dinner ~ National Prime Rib Day

Good 35º clear sky ice on the barn roof morning.
Yesterday morning just after 8am I took Dude to the vets for his x-ray. He had to be mildly sedated, so that was why no food after 6pm on Thursday. He was not a happy camper without breakfast! I picked him up later in the afternoon. The doc said he has arthritis in his hip, the reason for his limping. He now has a couple of meds that will relieve the pain and relax the muscles. He was happy to be home. The first thing I gave him a bowl of shredded cooked boneless skinless chicken thighs and some organic chicken stock!! Then he went outside and enjoyed laying in the grass in the sun!

Picture of the Day.... we could have put this one up when we sold our house in Temple City!! LOL The couple next door were hated by all the neighbors. 

Interesting about Chinese population...
The New York metropolitan area is home to the largest and most prominent ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, constituting the largest metropolitan Asian American group in the United States and the largest Asian-national metropolitan diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. The Chinese American population of the New York City metropolitan area was an estimated 812,410 as of 2015.

New York City and the surrounding area, including Long Island and parts of New Jersey, is home to 12 Chinatowns, early U.S. racial ghettos where Chinese immigrants were made to live for economic survival and physical safety that are now known as important sites of tourism and urban economic activity.

The Chinese American community in the New York metropolitan area is rising rapidly in population as well as economic and political influence. Continuing significant immigration from Mainland China has spurred the ongoing rise of the Chinese population in the New York metropolitan area; this immigration and its accompanying growth in the impact of the Chinese presence continue to be fueled by New York's status as an alpha global city, its high population density, its extensive mass transit system, and the New York metropolitan area's enormous economic marketplace.

Mandarin Chinese is by far the most spoken language in the world. It's an official language in the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Singapore. So it’s not surprising that there are approximately 955 million native speakers worldwide. If you wish to learn a language that one in six people in the world speak, this is the one for you. With a set of about 50,000 characters, it is probably one of the most complex languages to learn. Mandarin is by far the largest of all Chinese dialect groups, spoken by 70 percent of all Chinese speakers.

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time:25 minutesTotal Time:30 minutes Servings: 6
A tasty, quick and easy one-pot beef taco pasta with plenty of melted cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef, lean or extra lean
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water (or beef broth)
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 8 ounces pasta 
  • 1 (1.5 ounce can) black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 1 cup cheese (cheddar and/or monterey jack, mozzarella, etc.)
  1. Cook the ground beef and onion in a large sauce pan until the meat is browned and the onions are tender, about 10 minutes, before draining off any excess grease.
  2. Add the garlic and taco seasoning and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the water, salsa and paste. mix, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the pasta is cooked, about 8 minutes. Add the black beans and cheese and cook until it melts, about 2 minutes.
  4. Option: Mix in 1/2 cup sour cream along with the cheese to make it even creamier.
    Option: Garnish with cilantro, limes, avocado, sour cream, etc.
    Note: If you are using store bought taco seasoning, use one package or the recommended amount for 1 pound of meat.
Special birthday today, Pete Loomis (aka Loom Loom and LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE!!! 
         ^Here he is at the LASD Laughlin Reunion this April.

Historically this date....
1296 – Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.

Dunbar is a family name, my Mom's mother's maiden name , and King Edward invaded Scotland because he was pissed that King John Balliol refused to support the English military action in France. He was a dork anyway, but caused battlefield losses. The Dunbar Castle is the remnants of one of the most mighty fortresses in Scotland. What it did look like and today the ruins...

1805 – First Barbary WarUnited States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' hymn).

1993 – All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off LibrevilleGabon in route to DakarSenegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.

2005 – The super jumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse,France. on the Airbus A380 link for photos and more info.


And births this date include...
1822 – Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War general and 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)


1899 – Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (d. 1994)


1922 – Jack Klugman, American actor (d.2012)


1937 – Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)


1939 – Judy Carne, British actress and comedian
... once married to Burt Reynolds ... addicted to drugs... (d.2015)

Dinner was Schwans Roast Turkey and Gravy and Vegetables. Take out of the freezer, put in microwave and taaaaa daaaa it's dinner!! REALLY good!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Ohhhhhh.... one of my most favorites! Especially at Lawry's Prime Rib, Beverly Hills! Prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, creamy horseradish sauce. To dieeeeeee for....
Here is my foolproof way to cook prime rib, perfect every time:
Make a rub of salt and pepper and garlic and/or onion powder and or any other type of herb you like and you can even mix it with butter or olive oil .... rub onto roast. Put in roasting pan, turn oven to 550º. When oven is ready put in the roast and cook it 5 minutes for every pound for rare, 6 minutes per pound for medium. Then turn off the oven and DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR FOR 2 HOURS! Done to perfection.