Total Pageviews

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Neko ~ Salad ~ No-Bake Light As Air Cheese Cake w/ Booze

Good 57º (hit 92º yesterday!) new moon morning. Got to sleep in today until 7:30! Whooooot!
You have got to see this.... will make you smile (made me laugh) ... nutty dog!
Puppy fakes her own death while playing. [MOBILE VIDEO]
Frustrating day yesterday with the computer. I had installed Avery software in January and every time I tried to make a business card it would shut down and quit working. I uninstalled it. Reinstalled it, or tried to. Won't install. Keep getting error message. So mad at computer I want to reboot it with my dainty size 8 motorcycle boots! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Also, modem is being a B...turd and called my Qwest guy, Bob. He said he'd come out today, but too busy here, so he'll come by Monday, give me another modem and see if we can't figure why the wifi won't work on my laptops. They worked fine at Turk's, but not here.  

Clear and sunny and we're finally getting "summer". Should be nice and HOT this evening when the old cars parade in Grants Pass.  

I received a box of spices I just ordered from The Spice House in Geneva, Illinois. They have this one I really wanted to try... Za'Atar .. a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, hyssop (leaves of the plant have a slightly bitter minty flavor), white sesame seed and oregano. It smells like HEAVEN. It's used on salads, kabobs, and vegetables... also on flatbread right out of the oven, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with Za'Atar.

Then I also got some Trinidad Lemon Garlic.  It's a Caribbean spice.. sprinkled on grilled chicken or fish. Makes a tootin' marinade with olive oil and vinegar. OMG Good!!!!

And lastly is Pepper-Orange Seasoning. Good on eggs,chicken,fish,pork ... and added to breading for fried chicken and fish.

Go to and peruse their array of spices. Nice people. Quick service. Reasonalble prices.  

Unknown Author.... love it:
    The problems we face today
are there because of the people
who work for a living are
outnumbered by those who
vote for a living.

Historically this date.....

1629 – An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.
1945World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.
1956 – A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.
1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
1975Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982.

And births this date include.....
1863Henry Ford, American industrialist (d. 1947)

1898Henry Moore, English sculptor (d. 1986)
1899Gerald Moore, English pianist (d. 1987)
    Interesting both Moore's born a year apart and died a year apart. Not related.

1933Edd Byrnes, American actor
"Kookie Kookie, lend me your comb."

1941Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer

1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American actor, bodybuilder and politician, 38th Governor of California

  Oh Gawd, you know what he looks like. His mug has been on the news every single day!

1954Ken Olin, American actor
(Good grief! Yuck ... again!)

1956Delta Burke, American actress

1969Simon Baker, Australian actor
I LOVE the show The Mentalist~!!! He cracks me up!

1974 – Hilary Swank, American actress

Brian coming over in a bit and we're going to take Jerry's 1990 FatBoy Harley to the Grants Pass Motors and put it there on consignment. Makes me sad, but has to be done. Sitting in the barn isn't gaining anything.

Then today is the big Back to the 50's stuff in GP. May go up there later. I do have to pet sit Neko and " Rio. Yesterday afternoon Neko was happy to be out of "Al-Cat-Traz and was flirting with Maggie...

Dinner was... remember that asparagus concoction I made? (Asparagun, pasta, salmon, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, and the Baked Potato Dip) Well, I added a bunch of chopped cucumber, carrots, blue berries, broccoli slaw, chopped cabbage, and some toasted walnuts and ate it cold instead of warm. Perfect for a hot evening!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
July 30th
National Cheesecake Day

Here is one of my bestest and favoritest cheesecake recipes:
Sue's Light As Air No-Bake Cheesecake with Berries
8 oz Mascarpone cheese
1/2 container Cool Whip
2 T honey
Strawberries or blueberries and raspberries
Gran Marnier or Triple Sec or.... dark rum.
Mix well and put into three long stemmed goblets.
Slice strawberries and macerate in Triple Sec or Gran Marnier.
Or.... macerate blueberries and raspberries in sugar and dark rum.
To serve ... strain berries and spoon over the cream mixture. HEAVEN! Serves only 3 ... so if you want more, you know what to do.