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Friday, August 19, 2011

Rogue River Fire ~ Creamy Potato Salad ~ Sami

Good 47º morning. Yawning... Woke up at 3am. Couldn't sleep so got in my chair and watched the news I had recorded from last night. Then went to sleep, cat in lap, until about 7:30.

We have a fire in Rogue River that started about 4pm yesterday. I left here at 3:30 heading to Grants Pass and the fair. Suspicious as the fire started on I-5 in a number of places. Cars were pulling over to stomp out the flames. Then the fires started near the mill on the back road and employees there put it out but not before it jumped the road and went up the mountain, where it's being fought now. About 400 acres have burned. A couple of homes are lost. The I-5 in both directions was closed for a time. I talked to a Josephine Co Sgt about this and got more info from a fellow who was broadcasting his radio station from the fair. I left for home about 7pm. Freeway was open then and I stopped in RR to take the following pictures....

Every state trooper vehicle, sheriff's vehicle, fire, local pd, local fire...everyone was there....

The newest information on the's now 40% contained.  There is another ridge between me and the fire. I do, as my State Farm Agent son Brian said, have defensible space around my home. A good thing.

Later I will write about my granddaughter Sami who was with her tumbling class at the fair. It was fabulous and of course she was so darling!

Here is Sami and her friend Natalia. 

Since today is Potato Day... here's the yummy potato salad I took to the Happening on Tuesday...

2# baby red potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 T. snipped fresh chives
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon (I like pre-cooked crumbled from Costco) 
2 bunches roasted radishes

Cook potatoes in boiling salted water 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain, cool. 
Toss quartered radishes with olive oil salt and pepper. Bake on cookie sheet 40 minutes at 350º. Cool.
Mix mayonnaise, buttermilk, and chives in bowl.
Add all ingredients together and refrigerate 3 hours before serving. DELISH!!!

Births this date include....
1931Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (d. 2003)

1940 – Jill St. John, American actress


1948Gerald McRaney, American actor

1963John Stamos, American actor

.... and Wednesday was my friend Erika's birthday. I totally left her off my list, and E I am so sorry. Since she is shy, I know she'd be happier if I put her big boy Jake's picture on here instead of her own.... so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIKA!!!! ♥

Today is the birthday of my pal Patty. She said she's not celebrating this year. Ok fine. HAPPY UN-BIRTHDAY ♪♫ to you Patty!!!!! ♥

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Friday!

xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
August 19th
Potato Day

What I like... bake a potato, cut in half, scoop out the potato and mix it with artichoke/spinach dip, fill potato skin and heat back up in the oven. Awesome!!!!

What is a Potato?
"Potato is the term which applies either to the starchy tuberous crop from the perennial plant Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, or to the plant itself. Potato is the world's most widely grown tuber crop, and the fourth largest food crop in terms of fresh produce — after rice, wheat, and maize (corn)."

BTW.... the "potato" is not mentioned in the Bible. Interesting, huh.