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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ugly Stretch Pants ~ Udon Noodles w/ Shrimp & Scallops

Good 43ยบ morning. I think there are clouds out there but cant see yet. Pressure up and down. Pollen count is 2.60 out of 12, which is low-medium but by Saturday will be 4.00.
Yesterday the pest guy came and installed a "mole chaser". I thought I had gophers. Sigh.... He'll be back next Monday. I opened up the smoker and took out and unwrapped all the "stuff". It waits until someone can lift it and I can put the wheels on it. Watered. Cleaned out a closet upstairs and have a box of clothes for the Goodwill.
Ok, this has got to be the ugliest ever....
Not long ago I received an email bad-mouthing Olive Garden for not permitting a civic group from bringing an American Flag into their restaurant. I, as were a lot of people, outraged. I wrote a letter to corporate Olive Garden and received the following:

Dear Sue:
We are very sorry for any misunderstanding about this issue. We do not have a policy at Olive Garden concerning bringing the American flag into our restaurants. Some members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office. As a company we take responsibility for that and we regret it. We take pride in how we communicate to our restaurants and we are correcting this so it doesn't happen again. Like all Americans we have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the American flag and everything it symbolizes. In fact, we periodically provide American flag collar pins to our employees to wear while serving guests. We welcome anyone who wishes to bring the flag into our restaurants.


John Caron
President, Olive Garden
Yeah! Go Olive Garden!!!
Historically this date....
2005Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
And births this date include.... (What an eclectic group!)
1932Robert Reed, American actor (d. 1992)
1936 – Tony Lo Bianco, American actor
1958 – Michael Steele, American political figure
1962 – Evander Holyfield, American boxer
1965 – Ty Pennington, American television personality
1967Amy Carter, daughter of US President Jimmy Carter
Maggs and I took a ride to the gate to close it and take trash out. Saw this contrail .... they fascinate me ... looked like a rocket...

Dinner started with, "Oh look, there is shrimp in the freezer!" 

Ok, so then I thawed the shrimp and some scallops. Then in boiling water, after peeling the shrimp, I added Old Bay Garlic & Herb and some smoky paperika and dried onions. Boiled for 4 minutes, drained.

I sauteed the scallops in hot hot oil, set aside and made the Udon Noodles (I found these in the area where packaged lettuce and spinach are kept refrigerated), according to pkg instructions. I then added in the shrimp and scallops and some diced tomato and peas. If you don't like peas (Jeannie!) you could use broccoli or celery or bell peppers. This was GREAT!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Wednesday. Ciao
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
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