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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

~ Sushi ~ Pesto and Cream Cheese ~ Baked Alaska ~

Good 37º foggy first day of February morning.

Yesterday that darned squirrel showed up again but I did my best to ignore it. I did get all my cookbooks moved to shelving and am sorting through all my cooking magazines. Claire, bless her heart, said she's interested in them! Yeah. So, as soon as I peruse most of them Claire
will have a cooking magazine day.

Sun finally came out 3-ish... but most of the day was like this...

PJ came up and dropped off "Sushi". No, not food,
but her pet Beta fish.... I will babysit him until their return
from Quartzsite...
For now he has a new home in my kitchen window...

Maggs and I went to town to the post office and market.
Came home to this sunny view of the old homestead...

Maggie was saying, "why are you stopping,
I need my dinner.."

Since yesterday was Brandy Alexander day,
I made one.. never had one before..
1 1/2 oz brandy - 1 oz cream de cacao -
1 oz 1/2 & 1/2 - nutmeg to garnish...

 Pretty good, but an after dinner drink for sure.

Then I made a recipe Claire shared with chicken,
tomatoes (I used canned, not fresh), I added sliced
garlic, onion (instead of shallot), pesto, cream cheese,
pasta, mozzarella cheese (I used fresh cheese balls sliced).
Quite tasty!!!

Sorry, Claire, I modified the recipe to fit what
was in my fridge and pantry.  

Computer dating is ok, as long as you're a computer.

Historically this date...
1958Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.
1978 – Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
1979 – Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
    What a pathetic winner President!

And births this date include....
1894John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
1901 – Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
1928Stuart Whitman, American actor
1934Bob Shane, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio)
<Bob in the middle

1937Don Everly, American musician (Everly Brothers)
(Don on the right)
1965 – Brandon Lee, American actor (d. 1993)
AKA Bruce Lee

1968Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress
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Ok, so today I'm keeping the squirrel at bay and getting the bills paid and the check book reconciled. Really! Will run to town later, as there is a package at the PO for me that I didn't find out about until I came home yesterday at 4:30! Mail is really late here sometimes.
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
February 1st
National Baked Alaska Day

Never made or ate one. You?