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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Crockpot Turkey ~ Monkey with a GUN! ~ Artichokes ~ Atlas

Good 44º clear sunny morning. 

I like Dunkin' Donut's coffees. I use their Cinnamon Spice a lot and just bought French Vanilla... Mmmmmm, good!!

Yesterday was pretty boring. I was having major issues with the computer or it's AOL... something made everything run slower than dial up! I was pissy about it all day. The dogs didn't do much besides nap. I cut some branches off the apple tree that were hanging on the ground and set them out for the deer. They LOVE apples and apple leaves.... not to mention they LOVE grape leaves!

My one vine by the carport is stripped on the ends from deer munching, but the new leaves are growing back....

Dale sent me this youtube video. Ah, let's see..... "monkey see, monkey do" ... that fits!!! Duh... Let's dissect this... you act stupid with an automatic weapon and then you HAND A LOADED AUTOMATIC WEAPON TO A MONKEY! No gray matter here. Go monkey!
 Now, here's a favorite recipe of mine. When you crave a turkey sandwich and it's the middle of summer this is the trick...

3# turkey breast
1 can cranberry sauce - whole or jelly
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
Mix cranberry sauce and onion soup mix. Put turkey breast in crockpot. Top with cranberry/onion mixture. Cook on low for 8 hours.

If frozen, cook on high for 2 hours, then low for 6 hours.
Makes AWESOME turkey sandwiches!!!
Historically this date....

1821 – The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
1832U.S.President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
1850Millard Fillmore is inaugurated as the 13th President of the United States upon the death of President Zachary Taylor, 16 months into his term.
1913Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
1938Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
1973 – John Paul Getty III, grandson of oil magnate J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy. His ear was cut off and mailed to his family...
1992 – In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.

And births this date include....
1926Fred Gwynne, American actor (d. 1993)

1931Nick Adams, American actor (d. 1968)
"♪♫•*¨*•.¸Johnny Yuma was a rebel......•*¨*•♫♪ "
Loved The Rebel TV show!

1946Sue Lyon, American actress
She played "Lolita" and was on one of those 'marrying trips' with 5 husbands under her belt!

1947Arlo Guthrie, American musician

1957Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist
A wack job.... Sheehan released a statement on May 2, 2011 indicating that she considers the death of Osama bin Laden to be a hoax, stating "If you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid,"[96] referring to America as a "lying, murderous Empire" and telling Americans, whom she called "brainwashed," to "put [their] flags away."[97][98] This beeotch needs to be taken for a ride by Ted Kennedy! Oh wait, he's dead. Well, maybe she can go hunting with Dick Cheney!

1980 – Jessica Simpson, American singer
Simpson: Is this chicken what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says Chicken ... by the sea. Is that stupid? [Long pause, with Lachey giving Simpson a dirty look]
Simpson: What? Don’t make fun of me right now. I’m not in the mood.
Lachey: You act like you’ve never had tuna before.
Simpson: I’ve had tuna fish, like, sandwiches and stuff, like this.
Lachey: Baby, you and I have eaten tuna like this before.
Simpson: Why is it called "Chicken by the Sea" or "in the Sea"?
Lachey: "Chicken of the Sea" is the brand.
Simpson: Oh.
Lachey: You know, 'cause a lot of people eat tuna, it's like a lot of people eat chicken? So it's like the chicken of the sea.
Simpson: Okay. I understand now. I was ... I read it wrong.

.... and today is my Kristen's best friend's birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Letica!
.... and my friend, former LASD, Mike Salvatore's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike!!!!

By 4pm it was 83º and a nice breeze!


Momma Tree Swallow was sitting on her nest.....

I picked and cooked 17 artichokes yesterday. These are the tough leafed ones that I will strip and can just the hearts.

Atlas is happy on his bed in the middle of the living room....

But at night he climbs up on my bed and takes over!

Harley was having a word with him .....

 And Harley was winning!
The moon came out early last night...

This was 8:15pm.

All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
July 10th
National Piña Colada Day