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Thursday, May 5, 2011

~ Poached Salmon w Asparagus & Mushrooms ~ Stetson Hats ~

Good 40º sunny clear morning!
Today is the 125th day of the year, with 240 remaining... (too fast!)
I stopped in at PJ and Dave's yesterday. Dave was showing me pictures of his two lizards.... OMG, how cute....
The guy on the right has his "hand" on the other and probably whispering sweet nothings to him. or her. ??? (gay?) Or maybe he's saying, "Don't worry, I won't let these 'homans' hurt you". !!!
We were riding in our golf cart. Maggie enjoys it so much!
Up our road....
And then ... taaaa daaa
Ocean Mist is the name of the company that grows Globe artichokes in Castroville Ca. In my estimation, the Globes are the best.
You can sign up on their site and they will email you when Globes are on sale in your area.
I went to the Law Enforcement/Fire luncheon yesterday at the Elks. We had a good time. Afterwards two of the wives, Jeannie and Candy, met us in the bar for a glass of wine. On my way home I stopped at the car wash (ATTENTION So. Oregonians... it will rain now!) and got the beast cleaned. Then a stop at a new vegetable/fruit stand in RR. Wasn't impressed. The asparagus was showing signs of age and wasn't kept moist. I did, however, buy some and brought it home and put it in water. It improved by the time I cooked it. Also got a beauty of an artichoke and some nice white mushrooms. Don't think the guy is going to make it with his business.
Dinner was awesome. My neighbors/friends Cindy and Frank gave me some FRESH caught salmon they got from a friend of theirs. Beautiful fillets.
So, I put the salmon in a pan with water, added some sea salt, Bob's Seasoning Salt, pepper, and drizzled in some lemon infused olive oil. I poached it for 12 minutes. Perfect! Then I sauteéd the asparagus and mushrooms with olive oil and salt and pepper. Super dinner! Gave Harley a bit of the salmon and he was in Heaven.
Historically this date...
1494Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
1809Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
Straw weaving was an economically vital industry in America during the 1800s. Women wore straw hats for working in the field. The Patent Act of 1790 opened the door for anyone, male or female, to protect his or her invention with a patent. However, because in many states women could not legally own property independent of their husbands, many women inventors didn't bother to patent their new inventions. Mary Kies broke that pattern on May 5, 1809
1862Cinco de Mayo: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
1961The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.
1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
2010Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis.
And births this date include.....
1830John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
I bought Jerry a white Stetson once. It was a 10x and each x was $10. I'm sure they are much more now. (Ok, so I looked up the hat I bought him and it's now going for $340!!!)
1914Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
1915Alice Faye, American actress (d. 1998)
1932Will Hutchins, American actor
1942 – Tammy Wynette, American musician (d. 1998)
1944 – John Rhys-Davies, English-born Welsh actor
1959 – Brian Williams, American news anchor
All I know. Today I must mow again. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
...... and no, I don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo! I'll have an American hot dog, thank you very much ... or a po'boy.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
May 5th
National Oyster Day...
.... and National Hoagie (Sub .. Hero .. Po'boy) Day
why not combine the two and have a fried oyster sandwich!
Oh Heaven!
Drooling............................ how come Patty and Cliff aren't comin' back from the coast with giant fresh oysters when you need them to???? (LOL)