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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Clogged Kitchen Drain ~ Flag Pole ~ Pasta w/ 'Shrooms & Chokes

Good 29º morning. A tad warmer than yesterday and it only hit 67º by afternoon.

Yesterday and the day before my kitchen sink was giving me fits. Kept filling up and the disposal would run it out, but then it would fill up again... So, I dumped a box of baking soda down the disposal and added a couple cups of vinegar.
Let it 'stew' for about 5 minutes and dumped about 5 cups of boiling water down the sink.
PERFECT! All clear and running like a champ!

I got a bunch of birthday cards made yesterday and vacuuming done. Dave and PJ came up and he cut off the old flag pole and took it down. We put the flags on the new telescoping pole. Taaaa daaa...
The new pole is quite a bit taller than the old one!

And away goes the old pole.....
Dave will put it up in their yard.

After they left it was so nice outside I sat on the porch. Perfect! Enjoying it while I can. Weather will change ...

Early in the morning I had filled a watering can from the hose (out came long icicles) and then poured the water into Magg's water dish. Out plopped a frog. He had to have been frozen in the water can. So, I picked him up and held him until there was some slight movement. Then I put him on the glider gently under a pillow. When PJ was here I showed her. He was still there. Then later I thought, after Jeannie suggested it, to take his picture. Well, darn... he was gone! So I took these from the porch... 4pm:

.... and these....

Historically this date...
1936Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

1961NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

1988Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

2004 – The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

And births this date include...

1920Nanette Fabray, American actress

1939John Cleese, British actor and writer

1940John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
<a tad on the arrogant side....

<Just before his death from cancer while still incarcerated.

1946Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)

Dinner was pasta again....
I reconstituted the mushrooms in hot chicken stock with garlic powder, sea salt, and seasoned pepper. Then halved some artichoke hearts and sauteéd them with the mushrooms in olive oil and butter...

Cooked the pasta and added it to the 'shroom/choke mixture and added a couple more pats of butter....

Plated it and topped with fresh flat leaf parsley....
Easy. AWESOME. And Harley liked the butter oil in the bottom of the dish! <g>

All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
October 27th
National Potato Day

.... and one of my most favorites is twice baked potatoes with either spinach/parmesan dip or spinach jalapeno dip (Costco) Bake russet potatoes, cut in half length wise and scoop out potato, leaving skin in tack. Mix in some of the dip mix with the potato, put back into shell, top with cheese if you like, and bake until hot through.