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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Throw Back Thursday ~ LE/Fire Lunch ~ Picture of the Day ~ McCaughey Septuplets ~ Lasagna Rollups ~ National Kahlúa Day

Good 30º foggy frozen morning. 

Yesterday by late afternoon we warmed to 72º.

Happy Throw Back Thursday... 2005 when I had long hair!

Yesterday was the LE/Fire luncheon at the golf club. I met up with Mike and Jennifer and Dale. We had 3 others join our table. Nice conversations and a good lunch. Had a funny ... one of the LAPD guys, Ron, has an email that I had to ask him about. His email address has his horse's name and then 4 numbers. The numbers he said were his badge number and the funny part is that the numbers are my birth date!!! 

Picture of the Day ... LOL. The S and the D blanked out!!!

Interesting about the world's first surviving septuplets....

The McCaughey septuplets (born November 19, 1997) (pronounced "McCoy"), are septuplets born to Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.
Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey had one daughter, Mikayla Marie, born January 3, 1996. While under treatment with ovulation-stimulating Metrodin for infertility, Bobbi became pregnant with seven babies. The McCaugheys, residents of the town of Carlisle, declined selective reduction to reduce the number of infants, saying that they would "put it in God's hands". The obstetricians primarily responsible for the medical care of the babies were Karen Drake and Paula Mahone.
The septuplets, four boys and three girls, were born nine weeks prematurely in Des Moines on November 19, 1997. They were born by Caesarean section, all within six minutes. They are the world's first set of surviving septuplets. Two of the septuplets, Alexis and Nathan, have cerebral palsy. Both use walkers to get around and in November 2005 Nathan had spinal surgery in order to improve his walking abilities.

The septuplets graduated from high school in May 2016. Natalie, Kelsey, Nathan and Joel took up scholarships offered by private Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri, Kenny and Alexis chose to stay in the Des Moines area and attend Des Moines Area Community College, and Brandon enlisted in the United States Army.

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From Mr. Food

If you consider yourself a lasagna lover, then these Lasagna Rollups are going to become a dinnertime favorite. This cheesy lasagna recipe is super simple to make; it's sure to leave your family feeling full and happy. So, go on and take a break from traditional layered lasagna, (or even from unique lasagna recipes) and give these these fun lasagna roll ups a try! 

Made with three types of cheese, these lasagna rolls ups with cheese are the easiest way to make lasagna for the whole family. While this recipe is technically vegetarian, you could serve it with some meatballs for extra protein!


  • 1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 (2-pound) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 to 14 lasagna noodles, prepared according to package directions


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Pour half the spaghetti sauce over the bottom of a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, the Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, and salt until well blended.
  3. Spoon cheese mixture over lasagna noodles, distributing evenly, and roll up tightly. Place rollups seam-side down in prepared baking dish; top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through.


****For lighter lasagna roll ups, substitute reduced-fat ricotta cheese, part-skim mozzarella cheese, and reduced-fat spaghetti sauce. And feel free to use whole wheat lasagna noodles instead.

Historically this date.........
1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.

1964 – The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

2010 – An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.

And births this date include...
1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress

1932 – Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)

1934 – Van Williams, American actor (d.2016)
"Williams, the Green Hornet, said goodbye to Hollywood around 1970 and followed his interests into a job in the actual world of law enforcement, spending 25 years as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and also working at the San Diego Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department."

1940 – Howard Hesseman, American actor

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

National Kahlúa Day on February 27th recognizes the rich, cream coffee liqueur that also serves up a great many delicious desserts! This alcoholic beverage adds to cocktails and adult flavored desserts equally well. To celebrate, you may want to use Kahlua, a coffee-flavored rum-based liquor, to flavor your ice cream or another dessert such as cheesecake or cake.  It also tastes great in coffee, hot chocolate, creamy cocktails, as a shot or on the rocks.
Pedro Domecq began producing Kahlúa in 1936. In 1994, the company merged with Allied Lyons forming Allied Domecq. In 2005, Allied Domecq was partially acquired by Pernod Ricard which merged with the Swedish Vin & Sprit (V & S Group) in March of 2008. 
Kahlúa is made from coffee and rum, so it does contain caffeine.  Kahlúa is found to be used in a few notable cocktails, including the following:
  •  B-52
  •  Baby Guinness
  •  Black Russian
  •  Mudslide
  •  White Russian
  •  Espresso Martini
  •  Caribbean Mudslide


The day can be celebrated by baking witKahlúa flavor. Kahlúa lends a delicious and rich flavor to desserts of all kinds. It elevates cakes, mousse and so much more. If you like chocolate, that’s an excellent place to start. Celebrate with a taste of Kahlúa cook-off or just try one of these recipes below. 
Of course, you could serve up a beverage or two, as well. (Remember always drink responsibly and never drink and drive)