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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vegetable Tian ~ Ricotta Gnocchi ~ Pool Dog ~

Good 52º, 82% humid morning. Ick. Yesterday can be best described as 'stuffy'. It was about 90º and so humid. Not comfy. Like livin' in the South!  Whine whine whine...I'm ready for Fall!
Pretty this morning... a touch of pink in the sky..

I have a couple of bug bites, spider probably ... not mosquitos. Mosquito bites manifest their selves the second day and are better in about 3. The one on my hand kept itching, even after putting After Bite on it. So one of my pals, BFF SOW Sista, suggested putting a copper penny on the bite spot and it will take away the itch. I had read about this before, and it's poo poo'd by most sites and Snopes. But.... I tried it. Taped a penny to the bite and surprisingly the itching stopped.
Thanks Jeannie!
I have a blog 'friend', Beth, who is an amazing cook and she just makes the most mouth-watering dishes. Please check out her blog   and the Vegetable Tian she just made is heaven.
Also.... ricotta gnocchi (Alex.... Mary... try this one!)
Easy easy easy!!!!
So.... yesterday I took the truck to the carwash...
It takes an hour, they had cars lined up ahead of me, so at least they have free wifi and I took my mini laptop so I read emails and responded. But, the problem with this place is that they don't have enough personnel at the end of the wash to wipe down the vehicles and the guy missed a lot! Besides they didn't even get it clean under the bumper on the trailer hitch part. Still dirt there! Not going back to Paradise Car Wash... not for $19.95!!!  
To the vacuum cleaner store for bags for my new vacuum... Safeway for Tully's Pacific Northwest decaf coffee
(good stuff!) and will try some Stevia I bought as a sugar substitute. 
 Also picked up some Safeway Select Hot Chili Seasoning...
which contains: sea salt, chili pepper, red bell pepper, black pepper, onions, garlic,parsley, and paprika! Tastes like heaven! Will be good on EVERYTHING!
Stopped in to see Brian then to the Cooking Company.
It's a fun store with zillions of kitchen things. I bought stuff for our JCRW silent auction "Kitchen Krazy" basket. Then off to the countryside to visit Jeannie and Bill and Chaka...
Bill had his USMC flag out ...
He took Chaka for a run while Jeannie and I blabbed and had wine.
Jeannie made sure Chaka's pool was filled before they got back and she was one happy dog to get right in...

It looked so good, I wanted to get in too!
Then back down the hill....

and headed back to RR. Needed to pick up Magg's pills at the vets and an allergy med for her at the drug store.
Historically this date...
1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
.... BAMs YEAH!
1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
2004 – Opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
2008Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for the most gold medals (8 in Beijing and 6 in Athens) won by an individual in Olympic history with his win in the men's 200m butterfly.
And births this date include.... (Eclectic group, for sure!)
1860Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter (d. 1926)
1895Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)
1899Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (d. 1980)
1920Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
1926Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician
1929Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor
1930 – Don Ho, American vocalist and pianist (d. 2007)
... you realize that if Ho Chi Minh had married Don Ho... he would have been Ho Ho.      :o)
1944 – Kevin Tighe, American actor
and his partner on Emergency was Randolph Mantooth...
.... and my friend Pat Reardon celebrates his birthday today. Happy Birthday Pat!
Here is a great little video of a fawn rescue... I cried. Thanks Erika for sharing this with me..
Jaws of life are being used so the generator is noisy, and then the little girl is irritating as well as the mother who YELLS at the end, scaring the baby and mom. Gaaaa...
I hope my grandson Jack is feeling better after having some teeth pulled yesterday... in prep for braces. Poor baby. Love you Jack!!!
And my friend, Olga... thinking of you and Lisa today. ♥♥♥
All I know. Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
August 13th
National Filet Mignon Day

Oh be still my heart! Figgly Miggly! YUMMMM-O!