Good 58º scattered clouds morning.
Yesterday morning some clouds rolled in... and the sun came and went behind the clouds.
Then before noon the dark clouds moved in, looking like the predicted thunderstorm was possible...
By then we were at 82º and rising....2pm 90º, 3:30 97º, 4pm 91º, and 5pm 93º. We never got the predicted thunderstorm, but a pal told me they got 30 drops of rain in Grants Pass.
Throw Back Thursday ... Kristen (my flower girl) and I on my wedding day to Jerry 6-14-1975..
Picture of the Day...... sweet mom!
Interesting about pomegranates...
Pomegranate is a member of the berry family and belongs to the 'Punicaceas' family ( a small genus of fruit-bearing deciduous shrubs or small trees.The better known species is the pomegranate ) . It is one of the most popular fruits, which is cultivated for food, juice, flavor and color. The name pomegranate is derived from the French words 'pomme garnete', which means seeded apple. Pomegranate is believed to have originated in Iran over 4000 years ago.Every pomegranate fruit is composed of exactly 840 seeds. The inner membranes and rind is not consumed due to the high acid content, but are often used by the cosmetic companies as an active ingredient in the skin care products. The pomegranate tree bears numerous bright red colored, spherical shaped fruits of different colors like red, orange, yellow and purple, depending upon the cultivar. The fruit has a thick, leathery, red skin, which protects the pinkish red arils and seeds. The inside is separated by thin, white spongy membranes. Each section is packed with tiny, edible, sweet and juicy pink arils. Not just the arils, but the leaf, fruit, rind, bark, seed and root are also edible and have potential medicinal benefits.
We had a pomegranate tree in Temple City. The kids loved eating them, but soooooo messy. I had them sit on the curb when they ate them so none of that seedy mess would be anywhere else but right there in the street!
Olive Garden Salad is so amazing you may eat the salad and skip the meal. Now you can make your own salad dressing copycat recipe at home. A crisp salad with a tart, sweet and cheesy dressing will keep you coming back for more!
- 3 romaine lettuce hearts, washed and chopped
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
- 4 pickled Pepperoncini
- 10 large pitted olives
- 1/2 cup seasoned croutons
- 1/4 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
Olive Garden House Dressing Copycat
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra light tasting olive oil (or other neutral oil)
- 2 tablespoon fresh grated Romano cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- In the bowl of a blender, combine dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- In a large salad bowl, layer salad ingredients in order beginning with lettuce. Pour salad dressing over salad and toss to combine.
- Serve and enjoy!
Historically this date.........
1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
1970 – Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage
2007 – 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident: six US cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads are flown without proper authorization from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base.
And births this date include...
1916 – George Montgomery, American actor (d. 2000)
Jerry and I met him once at the Pomona Fair. He was into woodworking and made some beautiful furniture. Nice man. Big/tall.
1958 – Michael Jackson, American pop singer (d. 2009)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo