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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

~ Brian ~ "IWSHIWR" ~ Marion ~ Rain! ~ Snail Butter ~

Good 35º morning. Burrrrr... I know my tomato is not happy!
My heart just goes out to the folks in Joplin Missouri. What tragedy and sadness. Unbelievable destruction. I cried watching the news. Think they'll be askin' for food stamps and new TV's and trailers to live in, forever! ? I doubt it. Pathetic some of the folks in this country. Sit on their big fat asses and hold their hand out and never once do anything to contribute. Ok ok ok... off the
Sunday when I was in the throes of getting ready for the Fiesta, here comes Brian and his neighbor Neil with a load of Madrone for me! Yipppeeeeee

I told B that I had made taquitos for the party and he wanted to know if he could have some. OF course! Both he and Neil had a few and some guacamolé. Good thing I made a lot! That is when he asked about the chocolate cake. Sorry buddy. Not today.
 So, yesterday Maggie and I go to GP to take back the sombrero 
 and take Brian some of the chocolate cake. (Hope he shared with you Emily!) I stopped at Photo Den with an old negative I found of Daddy and I probably looks like Easter 1954. They send it out to a place in Portland so will be a couple of weeks until its back. Then home....
AND YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHAT I SAW ON I-5 SOUTHBOUND!!! The license plate is a Collifornia plate "IWSHIWR" !! It was the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

That was fun! I stopped at ACE and showed everyone pictures and at the Vet's office and showed Joan!
People I am so so tired of hearing about on the news:
Oprah - will be so glad when she finishes her last show!!!
and Obama "exploring his Irish roots" ~! GAG. I guess I really hoped my Irish side had some bright folks, but after seeing the news how the crowds in Ireland fawned and cheered over BO, I almost threw up!
...and that GD Bin Laden! Stop with the jokes already.
Thank goodness Sheen and Jessie James are sort of fading. What idiot is next? Hmmmm.... cranky this morning, are we? Yes.
Historically this date.....
1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
1940Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
1962Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
1994 – Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
...and, sadly, my sister Marion died on this day in 2004. She had adult onset leukemia. Kristen and I got to visit with her in the second week of April and about two weeks later she was in the hospital and on morphine heavily sedated. I miss her so. Here's a picture of me with my sisters on June 14, 1975.... Betty on the left and Marion on the right.
 ... and Marion the last time I saw her...
 RIP dear sister of mine.
And births this date include....
1686Gabriel Fahrenheit, German inventor and thermometer maker (d. 1736)
1941Bob Dylan, American singer and songwriter
1943Gary Burghoff, American actor
1945Priscilla Presley, American actress
What a beauty she was!
and for more "oops" plastic surgeries:
All I know. Rain started pouring big time about 2:30 yesterday. I brought in some wood and made a fire! The weed spraying is put off for another day! Dave and PJ came up and we figured out his camera card was ok. He couldn't get any of the pictures off of it so now he has computer issues.
I had dinner and kept the fire stoked. Caught up on TV shows I had Tivo'd. Went to bed and slept like a rock!
Nuff said. Happy Tuesday.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
May 24th
National Escargot Day
Thanks, but no thanks. A snail will never cross my lips!!!!
But, if you like good stuff and are not a fan of eating snails... then here is a recipe that was a favorite of my sister Marion:
Snail Butter
1/2 cup butter, at room temp
1 T finely chopped shallots
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 t. finely chopped parsley
1/8 t. white pepper
Mix all together. About 3/4 cup.
Place mushrooms, stem removed, open side up in a cupcake pan and spoon the Snail Butter over the top and broil 6-8 minutes. OR..
Slice zucchini 3/8" thick, top w/ Snail Butter, sprinkle on paprika. Bake 500º until brown and tender, about 6-8 min. OR...
Place deveined shrimp in gratin dish, sprinkle with lemon, cover with Snail Butter. Bake 375º 10-12 minutes.  OR...

Toss a little Snail Butter with sauteéd potatoes or stir in mashed potatoes. AWESOME~!