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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Blondie's ~ Beef Tips in Gravy w/ Artichoke Hearts/Potatoes

Good 47ยบ morning. Foggy. Yesterday was too in the morning, but sun came out!

So, yesterday Linda and I went "shopping"... Big Lots, Grocery Outlet, Dollar Store..... Fun. Got some interesting wine at Grocery Outlet...Au Chardonnay, Flying Winemaker Chardonnay, Wild Hare Cabernet, California 41st Av Chardonnay, and Black Oak Shiraz.
Then a stop at Brian's State Farm office...
... and onto Blondie's Bistro for lunch....

Linda had crab cakes and I had the eggplant hummus with pita bread...

We had wine in Blondie's etched wine glasses and asked if they were for sale. Yes! Linda bought us each one!
Then when they brought the bill for the glasses the pen with the receipt was one of Brian's State Farm pens! I said, "That's my son". The waitress, a blonde... natch, said, "Oh yes, the tall blonde.... we know him. He's nice."

Then... we stopped at Chocolate Affair .. a bakery, and Linda bought cookies!!! OH MY GOOD. Then the last stop was the Elks. I got to use my card! Ok, so with the help of Liz, who works there as a waitress, I managed to get it to work in the door. Surprise of all surprises, Jeannie and Bill were there! We had a wine with them. Fun.

Came home. Dinner was braised beef tips. Deglazed pan with white wine, added some chicken fat, added flour, added some beef base, and made the gravy with beef stock. Also added some cream cheese. Next was the beef tips into the gravy, some cooked yukon gold potatoes, and artichoke hearts. I cooked some of 7 Oaks corn on the cob and made a spread for it with pesto and mayonnaise....

Historically this date.....
1956New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history.

1974Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

2001U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

And births this date include....
1890Edward Rickenbacker, American fighter pilot and airline executive (d. 1973)


1936Rona Barrett, American gossip columnist

1939Paul Hogan, Australian actor


1941Jesse Jackson, American clergyman and civil rights activist


943Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor

1949Sigourney Weaver, American actress


1956 – Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress

1970Matt Damon, American actor


Happy Saturday. All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
October 8th
Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work Day