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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

~ Chicken Dinner ~ Margarita Day ! ~

Good 28ยบ morning. Iced up again.

Yesterday turned out great and the sun came out and it was
so warm I opened windows and doors. Then.....
this big huge black cloud floated in and blocked the sun.

Immediate cold! Got some logs in and started a fire.
This was at 3 o'clock!! Got nice and toasty in here.     
Maggs and I went to town yesterday, to the market specifically. I got a whole chicken, radishes, and asparagus. I came home, cleaned the chicken and put the giblets and neck in a pot of water with garlic and onion and pepper corns and red pepper flakes. Set that to boil for stock. I dry rubbed the chicken with a mixture of garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, sea salt, thyme, paperika, Italian seasoning, and cumin. About 1 t. of each. Plopped the chicken in the crockpot and set on high for 5 hours. No liquid added.  An hour before it was done I added some asparagus and radishes.

If you have never cooked radishes, they are wonderful!!! Cooking takes the 'bite' out of them and they are still crunchy and good. Cooking chicken this way makes it come out like the rotisserie kind you buy.

While I was at the store I was chatting with Christy the checker. She was lamenting that her blender died and they were expensive. I told her I had a red one
used half a dozen times,
and would sell it to her
for $10. OMG, she was
happy. AND, her kitchen
has red appliances too! Yeah, now the
blender goes to a good home and I
don't have to deal with it any more.

PatC and Tim came over about 5pm. Tim fixed the toilet! Yeah. We had a drink and chatted and then off they went to their next project! Oh, and they wanted me to take their picture and want me to Photo Shop it so it looks like Tim is holding a sign... to be determined later. Fun.

Historically this date....
1879 – In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
   I loved shopping at the one on Hollywood Blvd just down the street from my grandmother's. Ahhhh, the memories. And their lunch counter. Low with swivel stools. Such fun!
1959Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
1980Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.

And births this date include....
1732George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)

1857 – Lieutenant-General
British soldier, author, and founder of the
Scout movement (d. 1941)
English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)

Imagine, the same birthday as her husband!

1908 – Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)
Father of Haley.

1932Ted Kennedy, American politician (d. 2009)

1934Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)

1962Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)

1975Drew Barrymore, American actress

So dinner was fabulous. Fire was snuggy.
We watched TV until we woke from our nap
and went to bed! Today is dental cleaning day.
UGH. Love Liz, hate the cleaning part. She is the one
who gave me her mom's recipe for the zucchini
relish that is soooooo good and loved by everyone
who tries it.  Will drop the blender off at the market for Chris.
All I know. Happy Tuesday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
February 22nd
National Margarita Day!