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Monday, August 22, 2011

Smoked Peanuts ~ Pasta Pesto Salad ~

Good 56º morning. 78% humid. Hit 96º yesterday. Today's top heat level is supposed to be about 92º. BFD, 4º! My gauge said yesterday that the heat level felt like 107º.

The excitement was pushing the envelope yesterday. I watered and watered.... then I cleaned up the little smoker. I used the glass cleaner for wood stoves and it's all shiny now...



Then I read recipes for the smoker. I smoked
some peanuts for an hour. Then another batch
for 90 minutes. I'll let my friends taste test them
to see which is better. I've eaten so many peanuts
I can't tell any more!

Now here's one of my favorite things...

Pasta Pesto Salad:

1 pound gemelli or other short pasta
1 cup plain 2 percent Greek yogurt
2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

Make or buy pesto. Cook pasta according to package
directions until al dente. Drain and run under cold
water to stop cooking.

In a large bowl, combine pesto and Greek yogurt and
stir until well blended. Add cold pasta and toss to
coat with dressing. Top with tomatoes. Serve salad
at room temperature or cover and refrigerate to
serve chilled. GOOD!

Since Obama has called for Gaddafi in Lybia

to stand
down.... I'm asking Obama to stand down. 

Boy, they are two peas in a pod!!!!

OMG, this is hilarious. Thanks George for
sending it!
It's one of those prank videos. Too funny.
I'm still laughing!!!

When at Patty and Cliff's the other night they have
a stray kitten that is showing up. OMG, "cute" just
isn't enough to describe him/her. PJ said she had a 
client she pet sits for that would take it if it could
be captured. Well, last evening they saw it, fed it,
and Dave took a cat carrier up there. It was captured!
And Patty said it seemed happy and was purring a lot.
Skinny and looking malnourished. Now it will go to a
good home. The woman is taking it to the vet's first
thing today.

I love a happy ending!

My grapevines are getting out of hand,
so looks like I will be trimming and trimming
today. LOL, they are growing all over the gate!

Historically this date.....
1770James Cook's expedition lands on the east
coast of Australia.
1780James Cook's ship HMS Resolution returns
to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii
during the voyage).
1902Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson
to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher
to record 5,000 strikeouts.
2007 – The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles
30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern
MLB history.

And births this date include...
1939Valerie Harper, American actress

1947Cindy Williams, American actress

1970 – Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-born American
chef and television host

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday! Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
August 22nd
National Spumoni Ice Cream Day