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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fog ~ Birdbath ~ Old Tree ~ Tabouli w/ Smoked Turkey

Good 35º extremely foggy morning.
LOL, it's 49º in San Francisco!!
Pest guy, Sam, was here and put more bait in the gopher tunnels in the front and back yard and some under the back porch slab for the ground squirrels. Darn critters.

Gary came by and picked up and bagged a bunch of my leaves that Jason had blown off the road. He's using them for mulch in his garden.

Yesterday noon:

I was enjoying watching this little Towee in the birdbath... he seemed to be having a blast...

.... and the Princess was watching me...
The dead oak tree in the front yard that is holding up the yard light is falling apart.... the bark is coming off!

Weird looking.

Seems as if there have been a lot of "them" out there lately... especially on the road! Just a thought, if idiots grew on trees this place would be an orchard. <g>

Yesterday was a chore day... laundry, pick up put away, organize... so, dinner was the rest of the smoked turkey cut up and mixed into the tabouli, tomato, mushrooms, cooked diced yam, and reconstituted sliced garlic. Seasoned with Chile Con Límon (thanks Billy!) and some of my seasoned olive oil. Good!


Historically this date....
1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.

1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).

1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.

1968Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.

1998Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

And births this date include...
1853Bat Masterson, American Old West figure (d. 1921)
1895William Griffith "Bill" Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)

1922Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1933Robert Goulet, American singer and actor (d. 2007)

1938 – Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor

Sadly his wife took an overdose of pills after leaving him a loving note but said she couldn't go on any longer. Apparently she suffered from horrible migraine headaches.

1939 – Tina Turner, American singer and actress
All I know. Shopping today for my turkey & stuffing. No leftovers when you don't cook!!! :o( Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 26th
National Cake Day

Here is a favorite of mine...and so easy.

Use your favorite German Chocolate cake mix

1 18.25-oz containerGerman Chocolate Cake Mix; (18.25 oz.) ( I prefer Duncan Hines)
1 1/4 cupswater
1/3 cupvegetable oil
3 largeeggs
1 15-oz canCoconut Pecan Frosting; ( I prefer Duncan Hines

Blend together in large bowl, the cake mix, water, oil and eggs at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed for two minutes.
Fold in Coconut Pecan frosting until thoroughly combined. Pour into bundt or tube type cake pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 50-60 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and garnish with powdered sugar. This cake is soooo moist and good!!!