Good 39º POURING rain morning. 1/4" this morning and total of 1/2" since yesterday afternoon. Lovin' this.
Demi and Ashton divorcing. What a big surprise.
And this is .... I had heard Natalie Wood's sister Lana has wanted the case reopened in her sister's death since the beginning...
And on the news last night the charges against Justin Bieber by the girl who claimed she had his baby have been dropped.
Dollar signs is all these creepy people see. As with the women accusing Cain of sexual harassment. Come on people............................
There is a new virus infecting dogs. It can be passed from equine to dog. I get emails from Dr. Mercola and this is the latest...
My friend Judy had a suggestion for sore throat from her pal Carol.... gargle with half apple cider vinegar and half water. I have always used hot salt water but gave this a try and seemed to work right away! Thanks Judy ... and Carol!!
So, here's a different look... the first picture coming in my driveway from the road and then the house......
Historically this date.....
1865 – Mark Twain's short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press.
1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is also considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
...as a side note, Jerry's Marine unit was sent, tanks, but instead of bein in Viet Nam, they were at Fuji McNair in Japan... back up if/when needed.
1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.
1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
1999 – In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am.
And births this date include.....
Such a funny lady ... with Sid Caesar.
1939 – Brenda Vaccaro, American actress
Such a shame when beautiful people use plastic surgery!
1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor and film-writer
Then... there is this guy with the crooked nose and NEEDS plastic surgery! He certainly can afford Hollywood's finest surgeons!
This is a funny bit about his nose:
2001 - JAKE... owner of Erika and Spencer LOL!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET JAKE BOY!!!
Maggie sends licks.
Ya know, soapbox time, I just can't get into all this whining that is going on about the weather and the effects of the weather and all the leaves everyone has to clean up. For Heaven's sake, here in So Oregon we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Look around people and enjoy it. Stop complaining about it!!! Yes, it will be a lot of work to clean up all that has fallen, but come on............
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
National Vichyssoise Day
I LOVE Leek and Potato Soup. It's traditionally served very cold, but I like mine hot! This is the recipe Jerry and I used forever...
It's in the "joy OF COOKING". My book was given to me in 1964 and has many many pages in it that have that particular recipe ingredients all over them!
In my opinion, the BEST cookbook there is!
Mince the white part of 3 medium leeks and 1 medium onion.
Stir and sauté them for 3 minutes in 2 T. butter.
Peel and slice very fine and add 4 medium potatoes (I like Yukon Gold) and 4 cups chicken stock. Simmer covered for 15 minutes, or until tender. Put them through a blender in small batches. Add 1-2 cups of heavy cream or half & half (use fat free if that works for you), salt and white pepper (or black) and stir in some snipped fresh chives (or scallions). I heat mine though or put in refrigerator to chill. A good addition is chopped crispy fried bacon.
Here is Julia Child's recipe: