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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Plumber Mike ~ Couscous Tuna Cakes ~ Summer Solstice

Good 43º clear sunny morning. Will hit 90º and cool off with chance of rain on the weekend.

Today my granddog, Atlas, arrives for a stay for a week while his mom and dad and family go to Legoland.

This from Greg Lundell (Wilson S'63) .... will take you back in a very fun relaxed way.... enjoy! Thanks Greg!


Yesterday 'Mike the Plumber' was here. I needed a new filter in the pump house wayyyyyy up in the pasture.. and he found a leak in a relief valve. All fixed now!

And when Mike isn't doing the plumbing bit, he's doing his favorite thing:
Great guy. Great plumber!

Since yesterday was "martini day" I didn't go with the 'traditional' martini, made mine dirty....

Historically this date....

1893Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.

2009 – During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is captured on video and spreads virally on the Internet, making it "probably the most widely witnessed death in human history".
                           the video: GRAPHIC
She was a beautiful young woman, unarmed, shot in cold blood. Very sad.
And births this date include....
1924 – Audie Murphy, American Medal of Honor recipient and actor (d. 1971)
1928 – Martin Landau, American actor
1933Danny Aiello, American actor
1942 – Brian Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys)
the 'Brian' my son was named after!

Dinner was another experiment. Since the 'omelette muffins' were such a success I thought about another muffin pan something but ended up making 'Couscous Tuna Cakes' which were VERY good!
Cook the couscous per directions (1½ cups water to boil, add seasoning, add couscous, take off heat, let sit 8 min, stir) Then.... drain two 6oz cans of tuna (I had some of Patty and Cliff's albacore that is awesome!) and flake, add two eggs, chopped parsley, a couple of green onions chopped, 2 cloves garlic minced, 3 T mayonnaise, and the juice of a lemon. Mix well, add 1 cup of the cooked couscous. With your hands shape into patties. Place on (greased or sprayed with Pam) cookie sheet. Bake 400º for 20-25 minutes. (I'm at 1200 feet and baking takes about 5-10 minutes longer)
Then I mixed some 'olive oil & cracked pepper' mayo (I am a die hard Best Foods fan, but this is really really good and VERY peppery!) and some lemon juice and drizzled that over the tuna cakes when I served them.
I made more of the muffin omelettes to go with!
Today I will have a tuna cake or two on a 100 calorie wheat bread bun.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 20th

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