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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Baby Deer ~ Quinoa w/ Roasted Veggies ~ Pink Sky

Good overcast cloudy 47º morning.

We only hit 74º yesterday. OMG, it was soooooooooo nice! Windows open all day and a breeze. Heaven.

I looked on my blog from a year ago today and it was cool then too. So cool I said I couldn't get warm. I even contemplated a fire in the wood stove. August for heaven's sake!!! Yesterday I was cold, sneezing, and thought about wearing a sweater for a while!

Momma deer and her babe stopped in for a snack yesterday...
Baby wanted to chase the crow family...

Now if you like to see justice, don't screw with a fat bald guy!
Thanks Deeewayne Honeee for this!

And for lunch I made a sandwich with the leftover chicken, mixed up some wasabi/teriyaki mayonnaise and added some of Jeannie and Bill's tomato (awesomely good) and lettuce on a cheese bun...
and one sandwich just had tomato!

 Sooooooooooooo good!


Historically this date..
1422 – King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months

1864 – During the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia.

1986Aeroméxico Flight 498 collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the air and 15 on the ground.

..... that was one of those unbelievable events when you heard it and had to shake your head... "is that possible?"

And births this date include.....
1903Arthur Godfrey, American television host (d. 1983)

"Hawai-ya, Hawai-ya, Hawai-ya?"

1924Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian (d. 2003)

1928 – James Coburn, American actor (d.2002)

1945 – Itzhak Perlman, Israeli violinist

He's just AMAZING!

1949Richard Gere, American actor

... Mr. Gerbil!

.... and my friend Edda is celebrating today also.


Maggie said she wants one of these shirts...

From the day before there was mail for someone else in my mailbox, so yesterday when Maggs and I went to take trash down

I set the card on top of my mailbox, rock on top of it,
and put up the red flag. (The mail carrier took it.)

Then we chatted with PJ for a few... and Neko....
Neko wanted to get in the golf cart. She'd probably go
for a ride! Will try that sometime.

Maggie sat in the cool grass and played 'princess'...

Dinner last night...

So, I got out my 37 year old rice cooker. Jerry
loved Japanese food, having been stationed at
Fuji McNair in the Marines, and taught me to
love it as well. We "had to have" a rice cooker
so we could make 'sticky rice'. We went to
Little Tokyo and bought one. Still works great!
(I learned to make sushi right away! And we
taught the kids to eat with chop sticks!)
I was so uninformed about other cuisines ...
In East LA, El Sereno (and all my Wilson High friends
will remember this) we had Manny's. The BEST Mexican
fast food. It was on Huntington Drive just west of
Eastern on the south side. We had Lombardy's Pizza at Huntington Drive east of Collis. Other than that we had
Peanuts Steakhouse .... on Huntington Drive, and
it seems to me it was at Portola. A signal there and 
Portola didn't go through Huntington Dr. Wilsonites?

So............ back to dinner... Saw a recipe on line
for couscous and roasted vegetables. I like couscous
but like quinoa better. So made some quinoa in the rice cooker.... roasted veggies (bell pepper, banana peppers,
egg plant, green beans, tomato, and cabbage...
400º for 45 min after they are tossed with olive oil,
salt and pepper), mixed them all together and added
minced garlic and several handfuls of cooked
chopped bacon.

This was so good even Harley ate some of the quinoa!
Nutty cat.

I COULD NOT believe the sky last night....

No touch up on this photo. The sky was pink! Beautiful!
I called you Frank and Cindy to go out and look, but you
didn't answer!!

All I know. Nuff said. Yeah, Pay Day! Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
August 31st
National Trail Mix Day

Popcorn Trail Mix:
1 bag light microwave popcorn, popped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup roasted unsalted almonds

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lemon Couscous ~ Lemon Wasabi/Teriyaki Chicken ~ Toasted Marshmallows on Cookies


Good 48º morning. Cooler over night and should be in the 80º's today. Nice.

Yesterday was a "putter around" day. Nothing special. Since it was "Lemon Day" I decided to make a couple of things with lemon juice. One was couscous with lemon, turmeric or saffron (for color), garlic, and flat leaf parsley and basil leaves. AND, I smoked two chicken breasts after marinating them in lemon juice, wasabi/teriyaki sauce, and olive oil.



Marinate for a couple of hours.

Then into the smoker at 225º for 90 minutes. Next time I will only leave them in for an hour. They dried out too much for my taste but the second one will be good between a bun with lots of teriyaki/wasabi mayonnaise and lettuce and tomato!


For the couscous.... saute minced garlic in olive oil along with a pinch of turmeric or saffron. Then add 1 2/3 cups water, 1 t. grated lemon peel, ½ t. sea salt. Bring to boil, stir in 1½ cups couscous,remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and add fresh herbs and 2 T. lemon juice.


If you have never had it, couscous is a great light little side to any meat or fish and it's fast to prepare.

Historically this date...
A whole bunch of stuff happened.

Births this date include.....
1896Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)

In the 50's and 60's he was Dr. Gillespie on Dr. Kildare.... a favorite show!

1898Shirley Booth, American actress (d. 1992)


Hazel.... another favorite TV show!

1906Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)

1908Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)

1926Daryl Gates, American police chief (d. 2010)

His philosophy was that 'casual drug users' should "be taken out and shot". LAPD's most controversial Chief. Interesting man.

1939 – Elizabeth Ashley, American actress


1943 – Jean-Claude Killy, French skier


946Peggy Lipton, American actress

Married to Quincy Jones at one time. Read about her cancer
treatments. Interesting.

1951Timothy Bottoms, American actor

1963Michael Chiklis, American actor

1972Cameron Diaz, American actress


All I know. Best get to gettin'. Ciao
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
August 30th
Toasted Marshmallow Day


What a cool idea! Never thought of toasting
mallows with anything other than s'mores!