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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bucks ~ Coyote ~ LBB's ~ Infused Oil ~ Clarifications

Good 54º cloudy morning.

Hit 95º yesterday. Turned the AC on for only about an hour in the late afternoon. House stays really cool.

Seems that on a couple of my recent blogs there has been confusion in two of the recipes I posted. First one with "clarified butter".... you heat it to separate the milk solids from the butterfat.

Clarified butter has a higher smoke point than regular butter, and is preferred in some cooking applications, such as sauteing. (It won't burn) Clarified butter also has a much longer shelf life than fresh butter. Clarified butter is typically served with unbreaded, cooked seafood. It is also referred to as drawn butter.

Oh, and had a note, accompanied by a photo, from Candy of their lobster tail dinner. She used the recipe I posted and said the lobster was "perfect". See, easy and perfect every time!

Ok, second point if you were confused at the 333 beef roast recipe. 3# simply means 3 pounds. The " # " is a symbol for pound or for number.

I had a strange dream. I was in a Vegas style hotel but with no gambling... odd. A very very tall and handsome man approached me. He had the most beautiful smile, dark hair, sort of swarthy looking.  

      I thought he was going to ask me out, instead he handed me his card. His accent was English. After he walked away I looked at the card and his name was something very foreign like Turkish, Arabic, or Persian. Now, WHERE did that come from?????
Yesterday Mr. Buck Jr. was the one under the trampoline....

I was also watching Mr. Coyote as he patrolled the pasture. He did find something at one point. Funny how they jump straight up in the air when attacking!

I just found out that a friend, Rod Johnston (LASD & USMC) lived in Montebello/ELA area growing up. His dad was a Helms Bakery truck driver. OH how I LOVED the Helms man. He had these bodaciously huge long drawers filled with donuts... of every kind!

 He came by certain days and had a little whistle he would blow. Then he'd stop and open the back of his truck and the drooling would start! He also gave the old flour sacks to my mom and she made dish towels from them. They were really big (commercial flour sacks) and very absorbent.

Yesterday I fought with the kitchen sink on and off. Still not draining right. Then again this morning it started plugging up again. I finally called Big Mike. He'll be by sometime today. This shack has the worst plumbing!

"Dad" was busy, along with "Mom" keeping the baby LBB's fed...

... And Mr. Buck Sr. came out late for a snack.....

I did some olive oil infusions yesterday... this one is onion flakes and celery seed.

The other was garlic slices (dried only, the fresh will develop botulism!), red pepper flakes, black pepper, and sea salt. OMG it is sooooooooooooo good, you could just drink it!!!! Soak dried onion or garlic in hot water until plumped. Drain and squeeze dry in paper towel or coffee filter, add to 200º oil, and let sit until cool.

Historically this date.....
1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
2003 – The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
2009Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.
2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
And births this date include...
1903John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)

1919Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)

1936Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor

1949 – Meryl Streep, American actress

1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress

1952Graham Greene, Canadian actor

'Kicking Bird' in Dances With Wolves.
1960Erin Brockovich, American environmentalist

1960 – Tracy Pollan, American actress

My friend Karla Bowers, the smiling face at Ray's Market. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARLA!!!!

And my friend Tammy Hyman, Mr. Big Stuff's mom. (She and her husband Gary took the beautimous black lab PJ found and Janie and I transported half way to Modesto to the waiting arms of the best doggie parents ever!) 


Ok, and a warning ... I watched a purchased movie last night.. "Just Go With It" starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! A piece of trash. Stupid stupid stupid. I watched to the end, just because. Heed this. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! I am so mad at me for spending the $ !

All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 22nd.
National Chocolate Eclair Day