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Monday, November 7, 2011

Smoked Turkey Breast ~ Dang Football! ~ Inquisitive Owl ~

Good 38º almost getting light at 6:30 am morning!
YEAH! I love it light earlier! The dark is depressing.

Here are three photos from yesterday... the snow didn't last long, it was just a pleasant surprise and interlude for a day..

First picture 2pm, then 4pm, then 5pm....

Sooooooooooo..... not happy camper about the games on TV yesterday. Sad about my Pats (lost to Giants. I HATE the Giants!!!), and even my daughter Kristen called me to say, "Mom, I heard you yelling all the way down here!"....... Sigh....................... Kristen's Jets beat the Bills, Brian's Colts lost to the Falcons :o( , and Alex's Dolphins beat the beejebers out of the Chiefs! Wow, the Ravens beat the Steelers, Packers beat the Chargers, the 'Lambs' lost to the Cardinals (giggle), and the Raiders lost to the Broncos (Yeah!). Ok, enough football.
Mr. Squirrel made a visit for some corn...
... and Maggie napped...

Yesterday I smoked a turkey breast. First I put it in a large zip bag and added about 4 cups of water mixed with 1 cup of salt and let it sit in the fridge over night.

Then I dried it off, drizzled on some olive oil and spices: Garlic/Lemon, Pepper/Orange, Fisherman's Wharf (which I get at the Jacksonville Mercantile and it includes:salt, black pepper, parsley, garlic, white onion, lemon peel, green peppercorns, and green onion. Good on fish or poultry. Check their site: ) and Bob's Seasoning salt (I like the celery taste) and paprika.

250º and 1 hr per pound... so this smoked for 4 hrs 45 min.
With Bill's expertise, this came out great! Very moist and perfect.

Then I cooked some bow tie pasta, cut up some asparagus, added a few turns of olive oil to a hot pan, added canned sliced mushrooms (liquid and all) and the asparagus. When the liquid was gone the asparagus was cooked and then I stir fried them in the oil that was left. Added the pasta ....

and voilá      

Historically this date....
1908Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia.

1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.

19831983 United States Senate bombing: a bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No people are harmed, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.

"On January 20, 2001, the day he left office, President Bill Clinton commuted Evans's sentence." What an ASSHOLE!
(sorry... but he is!)

2000Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady. (GAG GAG AND MORE GAG)

2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
(Thank GOD Gore didn't come out on top!)

And births this date include....
1918 – Billy Graham, American evangelist

1952David Petraeus, American military commander
.... run him for President! He won't act like an arrogant turd or bow to the enemy!

1959 – Keith Lockhart, American orchestral conductor
..... Boston Pops, a big favorite of mine!
And down in the depths of Diamond Bar California, is my friend Lydia who is celebrating her marriage to Gerry today. HAPPY 36TH ANNIVERSARY kids!!! xo
I LOVE owls. You will get a giggle out of this video....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday! Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 7th
National Bittersweet Chocolate w/ Almonds Day