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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Frozen ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Gulf of Mexico ~ Smoked Salmon Dip ~ Alex Corsaro ~ National Tortellini Day 

Good 26ยบ all the pastures are frozen white morning, so it looks like it snowed!!! 

Yes, but no fog!!!! YEAH! 

This fog was getting old, as on Tuesday we didn't get sun until noon, yesterday it came through before 9am!

Throw Back Thursday.... for you former LASD Temple folks... this was 20 years ago Christmas Eve at the Northwoods Inn in San Gabriel....... Mike Nelson, Walt Phillips, Jerry, and Lynn Helbing....

Picture of the Day..... ๐Ÿ˜„

Interesting about the Gulf of Mexico...

At 615,000 square miles, the Gulf of Mexico is the largest gulf in the world. A gulf is defined as a portion of a larger body of saltwater that is partially enclosed by land. In the case of the Gulf of Mexico, the lands that partially enclose it are Mexico's northeastern coast and the region of the U.S. that is known as the Gulf Coast, which includes the Florida panhandle and the coastal areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

The Gulf of Mexico is also the 10th largest body of water in the world. With more than 3,000 miles of coastline between the United States and Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico is a massive body of water. One of the world's major ocean currents, the gulf stream, originates in the Gulf of Mexico. It is now believed that the Gulf of Mexico was formed approximately 300 million years ago as a result of plate tectonics.

Smoked Salmon Dip

8oz cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 t. lemon zest
2 T. fresh chopped dill, plus more for garnish
2 T. fresh chopped chives, plus more for garnish
can of smoked salmon
Place cream cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper, lemon zest, dill and chives in bowl and stir until smooth.
Add smoked salmon to bowl and gently fold until incorporated.
Garnish with rolled up salmon slice and chopped dill and chives. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator up to 8 hours.

Special birthday today.... my Italian son Alex Corsaro. Alex and Brian BFFs and he lived with us during high school years. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON! Love you!

^Alex with his beautiful girlfriend Maria
Alex and Brian are one day apart in birthdays.... here they are washing windows and posing! .....

And Alex was also a Marine...
Long distance love and hugs... xo

Historically this date.....
1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
1991 – Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.

2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

2017 – Kim Jong-nam, brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, is assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

And births this date include....
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)

1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot

1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
She left Hollywood and wanted to continue with her artistic talent. She lives just northeast of here in Sams Valley.

1934 – George Segal, American actor

1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress

1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)

1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress

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

Pasta lovers will enjoy a traditional stuffed pasta during National Tortellini Day on February 13th!  
Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to have created this stuffed pasta packed with flavor. Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pasta. The most common fillings for tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese.
Members of an organization called The Learned Order of the Tortellini in the city of Bologna wear special hats to their meetings that are red and gold and shaped like tortellini. They also wear a ribbon, around their neck that has a gold tortellini hanging on it.  The Learned Order of the Tortellini has a large membership dedicated to the preservation of the traditional tortellini.
There are many ways to prepare a tortellini dish.  You may want to top it with a cheese sauce, cream sauce, pesto or tomato sauce, or follow one of the thousands of cooking blogs available for a great tortellini recipe.


Enjoy one of these tortellini recipes: