Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blood Moon

Genealogy tip for the day: Blood Moon

Did you get to see the lunar eclipse on Monday night/Tuesday morning? What an unusual astronomical event that was!!! I hope you not only got to see it, but in someway able to document it. Your future generations would love to know what you thought of the event or if you even got to see it.

Did you ever stop to think that your ancestors also may have witnessed special events like this in their life time?  I know my father was a very young boy when Haley's comet came though - 'time before last.'  He said what he remembered about it was all the family members and friends talking about it. He was quite young and doesn't remember seeing it.

It's these types of things that can enhance your story about your ancestors that make reading about them just that much more interesting. What have some of your ancestors seen?

“History is who we are; Genealogy is who I am” sg

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Today’s Recipe
April – Tomato Month
·                                 Perp Time: 5 minutes
·                                 Cook Time: 15 minutes
·                                 Total Time: 20 minutes
·                                 Yield: Makes 4 servings (1 serving: about 2 cups)  


  • 3/4 pound whole wheat pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (5-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 ounce grated Pecorino Romano cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) container grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley


1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and crushed red pepper; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 1–2 minutes or until translucent. Add spinach and broth; cover and cook for 1 minute. Add half-and-half, 3⁄4 of the cheese, and the black pepper. Stir to combine; cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Add tomatoes and the cooked pasta; toss. Garnish with parsley and remaining cheese. Serve.

Apr 1st   Caprese Stacks


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