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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

~ 19* ~ Pyramids ~ Pomegranate Salad ~ Bagels/Lox ~

Good 19ยบ morning. Come on... where is that global warming???
This is ridiculous. I WILL order a heated toilet seat. Maybe that will be the catalyst to stop this frigid weather!
My hummingbird feeders were frozen and had to be thawed.
I am having coffee in my new Mickey coffee cup this morning. A gift from Brian and Jen... I LIKE it! It's BIG and holds a LOT of coffee!!    :o)
 Nothing to see out there this morning. Just frozen everything and fog!
Yesterday I took the following... the first one at 1:30pm, the second at 5pm .. and the third at 5:30pm.....
You might find this funny ... this was posted on FaceBook
by an Israeli:
"Dear Egyptian rioters, please don't damage the pyramids.
We will not build them again.
Thank you."
The following from my friend Judy:
Oh I hate to part with this!  I've had lots of fun dinner parties over the years using my parents' former dining table and chairs.  Now must sell this late 1930'/early 40's Duncan Phyff style dining table w/5 matching chairs and one matching captains chair (6 in total).  Includes 4 leaves and custom made pads that are adjustable to fit any number of leaves added to basic table.  Fully extended it will seat up to 12.  Excellent condition.  Seat covers are traditional British tapestry.
Price:  $1100.00  OBO
Buyer pick up location:  Seal Beach, CA   
No shipping delivery
Lunch yesterday was really good. I took the leftover chicken noodle soup, added more carrots and more broth, the leftover rice from the Chinese restaurant and the orange chicken, and some sliced up stuffed green olives, rosemary sea salt and some lemon sea salt. Yummmmy!
The sun came and went all day. Rained in between. Not enough to measure.
Historically this date...

  • 1964The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.

  • 1965Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.

  • 2001 – The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.

  •     This sub was accident prone!
    And births this date include....
     (Nice hair.)
    1901Brian Donlevy, Irish actor (d. 1972)
    1909 – Carmen Miranda, Brazilian actress (d. 1955)
    1922Kathryn Grayson, American actress (d. 2010)
    1942Carole King, American singer
    1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor
    1945Mia Farrow, American actress
    1949Judith Light, American actress
    1960 – Peggy Whitson, NASA astronaut
    1963 – Travis Tritt, American singer
    And "Texas Dan" formerly of LASD at the Range... Happy Birthday Danny Boy!!! Is Judi taking you out on the town or cookin'up something good at home??? xo
    From the recipe exchange Trish started I received the following awesomely good sounding salad recipe from Tina (?)...
    Shred carrots-place in a bowl
    add pomegranate seeds to carrots
    add a can of mandarin oranges with juice
    toss thoroughly and refrigerate for several hours
    sprinkle with sesame seeds prior to serving!!
    So, then I Googled "carrot pomegranate salad" and found this:
    This one sounds Greek. I will make it. Hmmm... probably make both
    to see which one I like best. Now to find some pomegranates!
    Carrot and yogurt salad with pomegranate
    2 garlic cloves
    350g thick natural yogurt
    Squeeze lemon juice
    1 tbsp olive oil
    3 decent-sized carrots, approx 500g
    1 pomegranate
    25g bunch mint
    Peel and chop the garlic. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and crush to a paste. Stir the garlic into the yogurt in a mixing bowl. Beat in the lemon juice and olive oil. Grate the carrots on the large hole of the grater. To loosen the pomegranate seeds, roll the fruit on a hard surface a couple of times, pressing down with the heel of your hand. Cut the fruit in half and either bang one half of the fruit against the side of the bowl or use a teaspoon to remove the seeds, discarding white pith and skin. Shred the mint leaves. Stir carrot, mint and pomegranate into the yogurt. Mix thoroughly, then transfer to a platter. Serves 4

    All I know. Nuff said. Going to work at the Republican HQ today for a bit and then make a run up the hill to Costco. Ciao.
    xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
    February 9th
    National Bagels and Lox Day
    One thing about a cruise... the bagles and lox bar. Mmmm mmm mmm