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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Slept In! ~ Turkey Sandwich ~ Soup Soon ~ Bubba

Good 40º foggy (raining in GP according to Brian) morning. I SLEPT THE DAY AWAY!!! I didn't get up until 7:30!!! OMG. Well, yesterday I woke up just after 3am and never could get back to sleep so, this is what I needed. Strange to wake up and it's LIGHT! Weird. So, will play catch up for a bit with the blog etc. 

Today is 'soup day'. I had a turkey sandwich with mayo, lettuce, and Jeannie's cranberry relish for dinner last night. AWESOMELY good!
Today I will strip the carcass
that I had cooked all day yesterday in broth and make soup. I have mushrooms (many kinds), wild rice, broccoli, pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and anything else I can find in the fridge or cupboard. Drooling now thinking about it.

Yesterday I put some broken up rolls out in the back yard, as they were old and stale so thought the turkeys would like them. Not. But later I heard a crow making 'strange noises' and when I walked into the dining room there he was on the barn roof with a couple of the rolls! 
 (Sorry not a good picture) He was happy happy and the rest of the rolls soon disappeared.

Gloomy and a little drizzle yesterday and today looks the same...

My good Sisterfriend Olga's "little boy" James is 21 years old today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES!
Birthday boy with his mom! Mr. Paramedic, everyone is very proud of you! HUGS Bubba!!! xo

You are in good company on today's birthday list!

Historically this date....
1902American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.

1993U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.

.... that was the first step!

1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm.

1998Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.

2004 – Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television's biggest game show winnings.

And births this date include...
1810Oliver Winchester, American gunsmith (d. 1880)

1835Mark Twain, American writer (d. 1910)
1918Efrem Zimbalist Jr., American actor
Oh how I loved '77 Sunset Strip' TV show!
1926Richard Crenna, American actor (d. 2003)
I so liked him. A good guy. Born in Los Angeles, Belmont High, USC, US Army! One wife, Penni, from 1959 until his death!

1927Robert Guillaume, American actor

1929Dick Clark, American television host


1952 – Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer
Criminal Minds....a fav!
1965Ben Stiller, American actor
Him I like, it's his father that turns my stomach!~

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 30th
National Mousse Day

If you are interested in making a chocolate caramel mousse, the directions along with step by step pictures are here:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Leaves ~ Electricity ~ Turkey Dinner

Good 45º morning. Some really cold nights on the horizon, down to the teens soon. Better bring in that brass monkey!

(Brass monkey - colloquial expression, meaning something solid and inert that can only be affected by extremes, or meaning an extreme of cold)

Yesterday Birdhouse Gary came over with his lawn tractor and 'sucked' up a truck load of leaves to mulch his garden with...

First picture is after Jason blew the leaves off the road on the 21st and then yesterday...

He's happy with the leaves and I'm happy they are gone!

Pretty day .... 11:30am

Here is an amazing video. Watch to the end... our world has not been explored yet! So much still undiscovered. Fascinating. Thanks Judy for this!!!

and ..... if that wasn't enough... you MUST see the babies in this video. It puts a big smile on your face!

Kristen is recovering nicely from her foot surgery. She's still wearing the "boot" but had bandages changed yesterday and got a note from the doc so she can go back to work today. She sent me this picture of what she calls her "Easter colors foot"....

 Poor baby. At least after all this recovery is over she will be able to run again! YEAH! (I have told you that she still holds the school record at her high school - Arroyo - for the 200 yard dash! My running girl!)
Historically this date....
1777San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.

1881 – Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.

1915 – Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.

1934 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions 19-16 in the first nationally broadcast game.

1961Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico
And births this date include...
1832Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (d. 1888)
1896Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
1927Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
His son Mike was a friend of ours. He and Jerry and I would go to dinner often. He died in 1994 in a helicopter crash, something his dad has never gotten over. Mike was a great kid! He was 33 at the time of his death.
1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
He could lose the chin hair thing!

I cooked 'Alexander', my turkey, yesterday. About an hour or so before it was done our power went off. I called the power company and they said 1600 of us were without electricity. Great. Poured a wine and waited... Luckily it was only off 30 or so minutes. Turkey was good as well as the stuffing with lots of butter/onions/celery/mushrooms/water chestnuts and yummmmmo gravy.... and the luscious cranberry relish Jeannie made....

Ahhhhh..... Now we have leftovers for sandwiches and I'll make turkey soup today!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 29th
National Chocolates Day



Monday, November 28, 2011

Bird in stove ~ Yelled at neighbor ~ French Toast Waffles

Good 44º drizzly morning. 6/100ths of an inch so far. Was raining at 3am when Maggs had to go out~

Your Forecast for Rogue River, OR
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Yesterday stayed pretty overcast and gloomy all day....

I walked into the living room and there was a noise in the wood stove. A bird was inside.
(this is not my picture...found it on the must happen a lot!) Propped open the front door and the screen, got a big piece of newspaper in my hand, slowly opened the stove door, and out flew Mr. Birdie! He was nervous and finally did head to the door after I wildly waved my hands. This has happened, probably once a year, and I never have taken a picture. My only concern is the bird and getting him to freedom. They seem so joyous when they finally go through the open door. If they could talk I'm sure I would hear a

So, walked out the back door and there was a deer eating apples. Scared the doe and she took off. I put out some corn for the birds and when I came back from taking trash to the road for pick up tomorrow, she was back. She didn't run, but kept an eye on Maggie and me.

Had to really laugh... my neighbor Frank waved me over when I was coming back from the trash run. He, very seriously, asked, "Do you yell at me like you do Gerard when I use my leaf blower?" "Whaaaaa?" Apparently on Thanksgiving morning when I was fed up with the neighbor up on the hill above me blowing leaves for hours on hours...
I was out on my front deck and yelled, "FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO STOP THAT IRRITATING NOISE?!!!!" He couldn't hear me, natch, because he was operating the blower, but it certainly relieved my irritation to yell about it! See, here's another reason I hated living in the city, aside from traffic and crime, was the danged gardeners who were constantly assaulting us with noise from lawnmowers and blowers! Now you have to understand that Frank and Cindy live down by my gate which is about 200 yards. Frank was standing on his back deck when I let loose with my frustration. LOL LOL LOL. OMG so funny. Frank said, "If you are going to yell at me, make sure my blower is off so I can hear you." Do I have fun and funny neighbors, or what! Ok, Frank, next time! :o)

I cried! Great video! Thanks Dave Aguilar! (Wilsonite....!)

Historically this date...
1520 – After navigating through the South American strait, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.

1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

And births this date include...
1933 – Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)
1936Gary Hart, American politician
Involved in one of the top 10 political sex scandals of all time.
As for Donna Rice she did a bit of modeling (No Excuses jeans, Life magazine in a bathing suit) and did a bit of acting (apparently in a play written by Czech president Vaclav Havel).

Then she married a computer geek she met on the internet, becoming Donna Rice Hughes, and a born again Christian. Between 1994-1999 she was vice-president of Enough is Enough, an organization attempting to "make the internet safe for children". She is the author of Kids Online: Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace and now operates the website.

1949 – Paul Shaffer, Canadian orchestra leader
...he's a frickin' weirdo just like that adam henry he works for, Letterman!

1950Ed Harris, American actor
1967Anna Nicole Smith, American television personality (d. 2007)
.... sorry, she was weird too!

Cooking my turkey today. Will put "Alexander" in about 10. Will make decadent butter laden stuffing and after the bird is done will make thick dark luscious gravy! Will have that along with some of Jeannie's awesome cranberry relish! Mmmmm mmm mmm... Tomorrow is turkey sandwich day!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 28th
National French Toast Day
Another way to make your french toast breakfast is to dip the bread in the egg, etc, and then put it in the waffle iron!
2 Eggs
Dash cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
¼ t. Vanilla
¼ cup Milk
2 T Melted butter
4-6 Thick sliced bread

Preheat waffle iron and spray with non stick cooking spray.
Mix the eggs until frothy, add the rest of ingredients. Mix well. Dip bread into mixture and put in waffle iron until well browned.

I love them this way~