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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

~ Rain! ~ Olga ~ Chuckles ~ One Pot Rice Dish Rice Cooker ~ Gumdrop Martini ~

Good 39ยบ pouring rain morning.
Since yesterday, and inch and three-quarters!
I actually cooked breakfast yesterday for breakfast!
Two eggs in my poacher, topped with some of that Fisherman's Wharf seasoning and sea salt, laid in a bed of baby spinach and tomatoes and topped with Parmesan cheese.....
Lots of protein and soooooo good!
Mostly stayed in all day. Raining on and off.
Chatted with Brian, Kristen, and Jerry's mom. She was having a good time at her niece's in Hesperia celebrating her 88th birthday.
Dinner was a one pot-one dish meal.
Into the rice cooker I put a couple cups of rice medley (brown rice, wild rice, red rice, sweet brown rice) and a half cup of brown rice. Then about 3 cups of chicken stock, can of sliced mushrooms, broccoli, partially cooked mini carrots, garlic cloves that had been partially cooked til soft, and about 1 cup of crumbled bacon...
Pretty darned good! Think I'll have some for breakfast!
Historically this date....
1764 – The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
1879Women's rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
1933 – In Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1961Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
1965 – A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
2005YouTube is launched in the United States.
And births this date include....
1564Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist (d. 1642)
1820Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist (d. 1906)
1882John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
   ... grandfather of Drew
1907 – Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)
1927Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)
1935 – Roger Chaffee, astronaut (d. 1967)
1947 – Rusty Hamer, American actor (d. 1990)
The Danny Thomas Show ..
sadly he comitted suicide.
1951 – Jane Seymour, British actress
1964Chris Farley, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
...... and two special people..
O and Jimmy.
Chuck and Linda.
So, with the rain I think it will be another stay in day. I have lots to keep me busy....
Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
February 15th
National Gumdrop Day
......or have a gumdrop martini!
2 parts vodka 
1/2 teaspoon dry vermouth
Bar sugar
How to make it
Rim a chilled cocktail glass with bar sugar. Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lemon slice and gumdrops.