Spinach Casserole

Elegant and Delicious Spinach Casserole

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I got this recipe for Spinach Casserole from a friend in college. She brought it to a potluck and it was so good that we were all eating it out of the serving bowl and it was supposed to be a sit down dinner. I vary the ingredients a little from time to time, depending on if I actually have all of them available when I decide to make it.

My family will eat Spinach Casserole any time for any meal and we do have it quite often. We never have any leftovers no matter how much I make. But if I do make a double or triple amount and hide some of it, and no one finds it, I like to use it as a topping on Pizza or cook up some Noodles and mix them together for a little different take.

Also it is great on scrambled Eggs. No matter how I serve it, it gets rave reviews!

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Ingredients for Spinach Casserole
2 Large Bags of Frozen Spinach
or 4 small boxes
1 Stick of Butter
I Large Package of Cream Cheese
I Large Can of Artichoke Hearts
I Can of Water Chestnuts
I half Onion
1 Clove Garlic
Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg
Parmesan Cheese

Optional: add chopped Mushrooms

Directions for Spinach Casserole

Thaw Spinach and at the same time, set Butter and Cream Cheese out to soften.

Chop finely: Onion, Garlic, Artichoke Hearts, Water Chestnuts, thawed Spinach.

Place all ingredients except Parmesan Cheese in oven going casserole dish.

Mix well and sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over the top.

Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

To Make As A Dip:

Use 2 or 3 large packages of Cream Cheese and
be sure to chop all ingredients extra finely.

Spinach Casserole All Done
Spinach Casserole, Yum!

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Blue Moon

The Meaning of Blue Moon
A Blue Moon Tribute

Blue Moon

Have you ever wondered where that phrase, "Once in a Blue Moon" came from? Well, so did I. Turns out it has a history besides the song.

Astronomically speaking, a Blue Moon refers to the phenomenon of a second full moon occurring in a single month. This occurs on a regular schedule, but rarely, thus the phrase "Once in a Blue Moon" means it seldom happens.

This has prompted many companies to use "Blue Moon" in their name, as a symbol of excellence. They want to paint themselves as the best of the best, the type of company or product that comes along only "Once in a Blue Moon." I have included many logos and some information about some Blue Moon companies.

Musically speaking, a Blue Moon refers to a song that is an old stand by and has been covered by many artists. When people ask "Who sang the song, 'Blue Moon' " it would probably help to know how old they are, as it has been a hit song by many and is even used by the City of Manchester England as their football team's theme song.

"Blue Moon" was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. I have included some of the more famous ones here, and a whole bunch of Blue Moon paraphernalia from merchants who use Blue Moon in their name or logo.

If you are looking for information about Blue Moon Beer, or the Blue Moon Beer Commercial, it's here too. Enjoy!

Image: Blue Moon Poster from Zazzle.com, available below.

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Blue Moon Postage

What is a Blue Moon?
When is the Next Blue Moon?

 Celtic Blue Moon Keychain

A Blue Moon, while not common, happens on a regular basis. They occur approximately 7 times in a 19 year period.Much less common is a Double Blue Moon (2 in one year). That only happens once in the same 19 year period. They occur in January and March, thanks to the short month, February. The last Double Blue Moon we saw was in 1999. The next will happen in 2018.

No Blue Moon of any kind will occur in the years 2016 or 2017. For a full Blue Moon Calendar, click here.

Blue Moon Songs
Blue Moon Music

Blue Moon Performed by Chris Isaak
Blue Moon Music Video

If you have not had the pleasure of listening to Chris Isaak, don’t miss your chance here. Velvet voice, killer lyrics to his songs, a master of the guitar!

Chris Isaak's Tribute to Elvis
Blue Moon is one of the songs.

 It's Now or Never: The Tribute to Elvis

I would describe Chris Isaak as Elvis Presley meets Roy Orbison. Perfect marriage, I might add! His version of Blue Moon is on this album.

Music and Lyrics to Blue Moon
By Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

 Luna The Full Moon Blue And Purple Space Geek Stamps
Blue Moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue Moon
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And then I looked to the Moon it turned to gold.
Blue Moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own.

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Blue Moon Performed by Ella Fitzgerald!
Blue Moon Music Video

 Ella Fitzgerald -- Essential Ella: 20 Ella Fitzgerald Classics (Piano/Vocal/Chords)

Essential Ella Album

Ella needs no introduction! All her songs are classics! And unbelievable! There is no other voice like hers!

Blue Moon Performed by Elvis Presley
Blue Moon Music Video

Elvis at Sun Records

 Elvis At Sun

The one and only Elvis Presley! This is an oldie and a goodie! Hear his velvet voice cover this classic song!

Blue Moon, Performed by the Marcels
Blue Moon Music Video

When people ask “Who sang Blue Moon?” I think they are most often thinking of this version. Very famous in its day, and played worldwide on radios for decades.

Marcels Blue Moon Album

 Blue Moon

Get the original Marcels version on this album! Lots of other songs too!
I'd buy it for the cover!

Manchester City Blue Moon
YouTube Blue Moon Song

Manchester City in England has a famous Football Club and Blue Moon is their official song!

Blue Moon Postage

Blue Moon Beer Commercial Music
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Blue Moon Beer

Blue Moon, a Belgian-style witbier brewed by Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado, was launched in 1995. My son loves it and we keep it around for him.

The beer now has a cult like following, and Coors has put the Blue Moon logo on lots of products so you can create your own Blue Moon cafe in your house.
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Blue Moon Shotgun Tap Handle

Wouldn't it be cool to have one of these Blue Moon Beer Tap Handles for your home bar?

Blue Moon Pub Table

Blue Moon Bar Stool 

So now you can have bar stools with the Blue Moon logo. Perfect with the table, or alone.

Blue Moon Poster
Blue Moon Art

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Blue Moon Bedspread

I know someone who uses this bedspread in a pale Blue room with Moon stickers and Moon pictures everywhere and Black furniture. It is stunning.

Blue Moon Mirror

What a cool mirror for bedroom. Playful Blue moon to cheer you.

Blue Moon Postcard
Blue Moon Art

BLUE MOON postcard
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Blue Moon Stockings

Nostalgia buffs will love this Blue Moon Stockings Sigh, The little fairy is so cute!

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Blue Star Sapphire Jewelry

Blue Star Sapphire Rings~Blue Star Sapphire Necklaces~Blue Star Sapphire Earrings

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For centuries the Blue Star Sapphire has been a symbol of old money and secret societies, and as a currency in some circles. Need to leave in a hurry? Just put a few Blue Star Sapphires in a bag and you can easily sell them in your new place for cash. 

From the ancient times of the Egyptians to now the Blue Star Sapphire has been an iconic gem. The beautiful Blue Star Sapphire is showcased in many types of jewelry, so here's a selection ready for you to choose your favorite pieces. 

Blue Star Sapphire necklaces, rings, and earrings are showcased and there is even a selection of men's Blue Star Sapphire rings. The Blue Star Sapphire is a favorite gemstone of men for rings. Your man will love one! Buy Blue Star Sapphire jewelry via this page and Blue Star Sapphire gemstones as well! 

You're going to love this collection of Blue Star Sapphires! They make wonderful gifts, too. In a hurry? Click here for Beautiful Blue Star Sapphire Jewelry!

Blue Star Sapphire Rings

Blue Star Sapphire Rings for Women

Blue Star Sapphire jewelry is so beautiful it speaks for itself, so I have made the images large so you can see for yourself. But do pictures ever do sparkly shiny things justice? Rarely, just like the stones in all of these gorgeous Blue Star Sapphire rings.

True works of art! Stunning in White or Yellow gold. These are all real Blue Star Sapphires.

More Blue Star Sapphire Rings for Women

Many beautiful Blue Star Sapphire rings to choose from. These are a few of the different styles of rings available. Click on any photo for more choices!

Blue Star Sapphire Rings for Men

The Blue Star Sapphire is a favorite stone in men’s rings. It all goes back to that idea of Blue Star Sapphires being used as a type of money. An easy way to transport a little wealth. Just wear several rings with this expensive and beautiful stone nd you've got it made. Plus many bankers love it, for the same reason, it has always symbolized wealth. 

Blue Star Sapphire Necklaces

There are many beautiful Blue Star Sapphire necklaces! These are but a few of them! Click on any of the pendants to see more of them!

Blue Star Sapphire Earrings

Blue Star Sapphire Earrings are beautiful and dress up all your outfits. If you are a Blue fan, these are sure to be among your favorite earrings.

Even though these are "created" Blue Star Sapphires, they look as stunning as real ones, and since earrings are easy to lose, they might be an item that is best if it is man made. Then if you lose one, it's not a tragedy.


Blue Star Sapphire Gemstones

Buy a Blue Star Sapphire Stone and Have it Set

These are natural Blue Star Sapphire gemstones so they are quite costly, but if you want a real Blue Star Sapphire, these show 2 of the ones available. Click a photo to see more.

Blue Sapphire Jewelry

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Eye Catching Blue Sapphire Jewelry. If you came here looking for Blue Sapphire jewelry instead of the Blue Star Sapphire, then you’re still in luck, as this is one of the many beautiful Blue Sapphire jewelry pieces available. Blue Sapphires in general are less expensive than Blue Star Sapphires and some people love them even more. Click on the photo to see more gorgeous Blue Sapphire jewelry.
Alluring Design Pear Checkerboard Shape Created Blue Sapphire Pendant Earrings Set in Sterling Silver Rhodium Finish.

Star of India
Famous Blue Star Sapphire

Famous Blue Star SapphireThe Star of India is a 563.35 carat (112.67 g) Star Sapphire, one of the largest such gems in the world. It is almost flawless and is unusual in that it has Stars on both sides of the stone. The Greyish Blue gem was likely mined in Sri Lanka and is housed in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The milky quality of the stone is caused by the traces of the mineral rutile, which is also responsible for the Star effect, known as asterism. The tiny fibers of the mineral, aligned in a three-fold pattern within the gem, reflect incoming light into the Star pattern.

In 1900, wealthy financier J.P. Morgan donated the Star of India to the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West in Manhattan. On October 29, 1964, the famous golf-ball-sized stone was stolen, along with several other gems of note, including the Midnight Star, the DeLong Star Ruby, and the Eagle Diamond. The thieves unlocked a bathroom window during museum open hours, climbed in that night, and found that the Sapphire was the only gem in the collection protected by an alarm – and the battery for that was dead. They raked up the stones and fled the same way they came in. The stones were valued at more than $400,000. Within two days, the notorious cat burglar, smuggler, and one-time surfing champion, Jack Murphy (also known as “Murph the Surf”), was arrested along with two accomplices, later receiving a three-year sentence. Some months later, the uninsured Star of India was recovered in a locker in a Miami bus station. While most of the other gems were also found, the Eagle Diamond was never seen again.

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Star of Bombay
Famous Blue Star Sapphire

Blue Star Sapphire
The Star of Bombay is a 182 carat (36.4 g) cabochon-cut Star Sapphire originating from Sri Lanka. The Violet-Blue gem was given to silent film actress Mary Pickford by her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. She bequeathed it to the Smithsonian Institution. It is the namesake of the popular alcoholic beverage Bombay Sapphire a British manufactured Gin.

~Text and Photo from Wikipedia

Star of Asia
Famous Blue Star Sapphire

Famous Blue Star SapphireThe Star of Asia is a large, 330 carat cabochon-cut Star Sapphire currently located at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
The stone originates from the Mogok mines of Burma. The gem is noted for its significant size and is considered to be one of the largest of its type. It is also noted for its rich colour and clear Star. It is said to once have belonged to the Maharajah of Jodhpur. It was acquired by the Museum in 1961.

~Text and Photo from Wikipedia