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Friday, April 20, 2012

Miso Soup ~ Eaglets ~ Manogram ~ Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Good 53º foggy morning.

First thing, 8:30, the Trees Inc guys will be here to do the trimming under the electric wires. We had a discussion yesterday re the truck they use, with a cherry picker bucket, and I told them they can't take that truck out to where the trees are because the ground is too mushy and they will either 1. get stuck or 2. tear up the ground. They assured me they would keep the truck on the gravel road and climb the trees to trim them. Ok, fine. We'll see.

Yesterday it rained on and off and on and off.... got another 1/4"...

Supposed to be sunny (?) today. LOL.


Oh boy.... I'm guessing Caroline Kennedy is having a fit over this....


Yesterday I made miso soup....First, when I cook a chicken in the crockpot I save the drippings in the bottom, it turns into a gel when cool. I mixed the chicken gel from two crockpot chickens (I make one a week for Maggie) which was about 4 cups, and mixed that with a box of low sodium chicken stock. When it was hot I added in cut up chicken breast and a cut up leek and carrots and about 6 sliced cloves of garlic and let it simmer for an hour....

After the soup simmered for the hour I added in cut zucchini, mushrooms, and tomatoes.... let simmer another 30 min and add 1/2 cup of miso paste.... then.... just because ... I added about 1/2 cup of the spinach pesto!


Wow, the eaglets are really growing!

Historically this date...
1861American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

1918Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.

1999Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.

2008Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.

For all of you and me who just had mammograms... my wish:

And births this date include....
1889 – Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Nazi Germany (d. 1945)

1941Ryan O'Neal, American actor
Adam Henry! (Personal experience.)

1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress


1955Don Pettit, American astronaut and inventor
... and 'Oregonad' who made good!

1970Shemar Moore, American actor

All I know. Happy Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 20th
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day


Anonymous said...


Boy, did that picture of the pineapple upside down cake ring my chimes and push the drool button. I still have the cast iron skillet Mom used for making them. What a yummy treat...we used to fight over who would end up with a cherry. :) In those days of no cake mixes and very few bakeries all the baking was done at store cought nuttin'. Thanks for triggering a good times memory. XO Edda

Anonymous said...


Very interesting about the book re Kennedy and Mary M. There are so many mysteries in the past, especially surrounding Kennedy's death. Guess we will never know.

Your Miso soup looks good. Reminds me of the cabbage soup I make when I decide to diet. Think I will make some soon! :) What's funny is in the diet it says to not eat it alone for more than a week because you will get malnutrition. No meat in it. Here I thought vegetarians were supposed to be so healthy!

The pic of Hitler surprised me that Eva Braun (sp?) was such a pretty woman.

mmmmmThat pineapple upside down cake sure looks yummy. Hope John doesn't see it! :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

@ E, you are going to have to make this cake. The link is Betty Crocker but the cake is from scratch, not a mix.

@ T, yes, Eva was a beautiful women. Must have had a screw loose though!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

What does miso taste like?
xo Patty

Oregon Sue said...

Sort of hard to describe .. it's a paste made from white rice, soybeans, and sea salt. Sort of has a little bite to it, but the flavor is like mashed soybeans. Not a lot of flavor. It tends to add a depth of flavor to soups, sauces, marinades. Some people smear it on chicken or fish before baking/broiling/barbecuing. Traditional Japanese miso soup is made from a broth of bonito shavings and kelp ... a clear broth with miso paste added.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh about the manogram. Men have no idea what we go through. Understand kidney stones are much harder for them to pass. Ha! Eaglets are awesome. We were fortunate to see so many eagles when we traveled around Alaska. The natives call them scavengers. Pineapple upside down cake was Gil's Dads favorite because he didn't like frosting.
Mary Z

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks for stopping by Mary. Yes, men don't know but I'd rather be a girl than a boy!! LOL