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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall Colors ~ Oriental Colesalw ~ Stuffed Eggs ~ Brian & Jen's Party

Good 26º morning! Back to the cold toilet seat! Yesterday was beautiful and the changing trees are fabulous....

Yesterday I made my Oriental Coleslaw.... and deviled eggs to take to Brian and Jen's ... The coleslaw came from a friend of my sister, Marion's. I loved it and Sarah said I could use it in a recipe contest sponsored by The Pasadena Star News ... "food for pot lucks" ... easily transportable.... I won a dinner for two at a local fancy Italian restaurant!

For the coleslaw chop a cabbage, rinse and drain it. Pack in zip bags. Chop one bunch of green onions. Bag. For the dressing mix 3/4 c. peanut oil, 3/4 c. rice wine vinegar, 6-10 dashes Tabasco sauce, 2 T. Sugar, 1/2 t. ground black pepper in a jar with a tight lid and shake. On cookie trays at 350º toast 2 pkgs slivered almonds and about 3/4 c. sesame seeds for 6-10 minutes, until browned, watch carefully as they will burn. Let cool. Break up one package Raman noodles and bag along with the seeds and nuts.

To serve: mix the onions into the cabbage, add dressing and mix, then add the noodles nuts and seeds, mix again.

The deviled eggs were plain (just mayo, salt, pepper, and paprika on top), bacon (mixed in Costco cooked crumbled bacon) and pesto (added 2 T. pesto to mayo mixture) I made little signs ...
Jen and Brian had the house decorated cute with scary moaning coming from the front porch and a smoke machine...
A bunch of their friends and their children came in costume. Jen had made lasagna and cheese bread (and worked her butt off!), Jean made chili that was fabulous (with mushrooms even!), and there were various and other salads and goodies.

The costumes were great....


.... and even I got into the fun... (I had stopped by Jeannie and Bill's before the party for a wine and so they could laugh at me.... Mrs. Combat Witch! with a moustache~! Chaka knew me and didn't seem to mind the costume.)

Here's a great recipe to deal with left over Halloween candy...


A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wish to Rick and Lynda Castro!! Wow, kids, one more til your 20th. Hope you have a fun celebration! Congratulations. Love you guys! xoxo
Scary, there are only 60 days left in this year. The Christmas shopping days are dwindling. Best get out there and buy buy buy!!!!
Historically thisdate...
1520 – The Strait of Magellan is discovered, the passage immediately south of mainland South America, connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first navigated by Ferdinand Magellan during the first global circumnavigation voyage.

1683 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.

1800 – US President John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).

1915Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.

1982Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

And births this date include...
1907Max "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom, American boxer (d. 1976)

1941 – Robert Foxworth, American actor

Married to Liz Montgomery until her death.

1957Lyle Lovett, American singer
So so weird.

1972 – Jenny McCarthy, American actress and model

And for the life of me after over the top media attention, show after show of the bachelor party, wedding, after-the-wedding and a $10 million price tag, that air headed Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting divorced! What a waste of everyone's time.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Happy November.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 1st
Men Make Dinner Day!