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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Cool ~ Cloudy ~ Errands ~ Picture of the Day ~ Blue Whales ~ Ham and Cheese Lasagna ~ Re: Mexican Meatloaf ~ Armed Forces Day

Good 48º low foggy-like cloudy day. 
It stayed cloudy and cool yesterday. 

We topped at 62º. In 2008 we topped at 100º! Normal temps for this time of year are in the 70ºs. 

Yesterday was a trip into Medford for a yearly imaging test. Then to Costco for a few items. I lucked out, since rain was predicted, it didn't rain! Costco was a crowded mess and fortunately I got out of there quickly.  Back to my town for prescription pick up, package at post office, and some chicken, wine, and organic hot dogs. Taaaa daaaa.... home and car unloaded. Time for wine then! 

Picture of the Day.... RUN!!!

Interesting about Blue Whales...

Because of its large size, several organs of the blue whale are the largest in the animal kingdom. A blue whale's tongue weighs around 5,952 pounds and, when fully expanded, its mouth is large enough to hold up to 19,841 pounds of food and water. A female Asian elephant's average weight is also 5,952 pounds.

Their African counterparts are heavier: about 8,818 pounds.

And and still a couple of them could easily fit inside a blue whale.

From Mr. Food......
Ham and Cheese Lasagna

We bet you've tried making ground beef lasagna before, but have you ever tried it with ham? Our Ham and Cheese Lasagna is a fun twist on an all-time classic and a great way to mix things up at the dinner table. If you're looking for a way to use that leftover ham from the holidays, then this is the easy casserole recipe for you!


  • 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (10.8-ounce) package frozen cut broccoli, prepared according to package directions (see Note)
  • 2 cups deli ham, chopped
  • 8 oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine soup, ricotta cheese, and cream cheese; mix well. Add broccoli and ham; mix well.
  3. Spread 1/3 of the broccoli mixture over bottom of prepared baking dish. Layer 4 lasagna noodles over that. Spread with another 1/3 of the broccoli mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar jack cheese. Arrange 4 noodles over the top and cover with remaining broccoli mixture, mozzarella cheese, and cheddar jack cheese.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 60 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until heated through. Cut and serve.


  • If you prefer to make this with leftover cooked veggies, go ahead! You'll need about 3 cups of any vegetable you like for this recipe.

BTW, I posted a recipe for Mexican Meatloaf on Cinco de Mayo. My friend said she made it for the family and they loved it. Her hubby even told her he liked it better than her usual meatloaf. Here's the link for the recipe...
Her husband also suggested adding onions and mild green chilies.

Historically this date........

1860 – Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.

1926 – Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting a Venice, California beach.

1944 – Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.

1980 – 1980 eruption of Mount St. HelensMount St. Helens erupts in Washington,United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage

1995 – Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego.

And births this date include...
1912 – Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)

1928 – Pernell Roberts, American actor (d. 2010)

1934 – Dwayne Hickman, American actor and television executive

1946 – Reggie Jackson, American baseball player

1952 – George Strait, American country musician

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

Armed Forces Day is a day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the United States Armed Forces.  Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated on the third Saturday in May, is part of Armed Forces Week.
It was with the idea for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country that President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish this single holiday. The one-day celebration then stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.  It was on August 31, 1949, that Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force Days.
Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows were held to celebrate the first  Armed  Forces  Day held on May 20, 1950.
  • 1962 – President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday.
  • The United States longest running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade is held in Bremerton, Washington.
  • 2012 – Bremerton celebrated the 64th year of the Armed Forces Day Parade.
For more information and an Armed Forces Day Poster see: