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Friday, November 30, 2012

Mo'rain! ~ Union Captain ~ Morton Salt ~ James ~ Moose?

Good 46º still raining morning! So far we've gotten 3.1" since Wednesday night....
my creeks are a runnin' big time! When the rain stops I need to take a ride up to my pond and check it out. I'm sure it's filled to over flowing! The run off is the seasonal creeks running both sides of my property.

 'The Bruise' and 'The Maggs' are staying dry on the porch....


Be careful out there, full moon is breaking out and the world of crazies are everywhere!

.... and from my friend Dee....

A union captain walks into a bar next door to the factory and is about to order a drink to celebrate Obama's victory when he sees a guy close by wearing a Romney for President button and two beers in front of him. He doesn't have to be an Einstein to know that this guy is a Republican. So, he shouts over to the bartender so loudly that everyone can hear, "Drinks for everyone in here, but bartender, not for the Republican."

Soon after the drinks have been handed out, the Republican gives him a big smile, waves at him, then says, "Thank you!" in an equally loud voice that infuriates the union captain.

The union captain once again loudly orders drinks for everyone, except the Republican. As before it doesn't seem to bother the Republican and he continues to smile and again yells, "Thank you!"

This happens for a third time, still the unfazed Republican says, "Thank you!"

The union captain asks the bartender, "What the hell is the matter with that Republican? I've ordered three rounds of drinks for everyone in the bar but him, and all the silly ass does is smile and says thanks. Is he nuts?"

"Nope", replys the bartender, "He owns the place."

Thought this interesting... the age group for most of us!!! LOL

Sterling Morton, Joy Morton's son, decided on an image of a young girl, carefully holding an umbrella in one hand, not so carefully tilting a blue package of salt pouring out of the other. This reaffirmed the product's advantage--it was clump-free, regardless of the weather or storage conditions.

The slogan "When It Rains It Pours®" and the Morton Salt Umbrella Girl made its official debut on the blue package of table salt in 1914. The young girl on the packaging has since undergone several rounds of transformations, notably in 1921, 1933, 1941, 1956 and 1968, changing hairstyles and attire. After all, a girl always needs to stay in line with the latest fashions and look her best.

Historically this date...
lots of stuff happened....

And births this date include...
my friends Olga and Jimmy's son James is celebrating his 22nd birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES!!! You are in good company on this date.

1835Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American writer (d. 1910)

1918Efrem Zimbalist Jr., American actor

1926Richard Crenna, American actor (d. 2003)

1927Robert Guillaume, American actor

1929Dick Clark, American television host (d. 2012)

1952 – Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer

1965 – Ben Stiller, American actor

All I know. TGIF. Tomorrow is December!!! Yikes. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 30th
National Mousse Day

Oh wait!!! Not that kind...
This kind....

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good Cop ~ Scallops/Shrimp Dinner ~ Lemon Cream Pie Day


Good 45º POURING RAIN morning! Don't know when it started, but so far we have 1/2" !

Brian is doing better, sore throat gone. Kristen is back to work. YEAH!!!
Here is a great cop story....
Thought this cute... it's my desktop picture now  ...

Yesterday I made cards, vacuumed, dusted, dishes, and some laundry. The harsh reality of this kind of excitement is just boundless!
Dinner was scallops. One of my all time favorite recipes from Rachael Ray from about 15 years ago.....
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or just plain olive oil!
1 shallot, chopped
2 (14 ounce) cans quartered artichoke hearts in water, drained (for me I use just one can) (last night I used artichoke hearts in oil)
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped (didn't have any)
2 tablespoons capers, drained I use 1 T! or too salty.....
16 sea scallops (I used a package of scallops and a handful of shrimp)
1/2 cup dry vermouth NOW...
she used vermouth, but I prefer lemon juice! Mmmm....
1-2 pats butter

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 turns of the pan of olive oil, about 2 tablespoons and the chopped shallots to the pan. Cook shallots in oil a minute or so, add artichoke hearts and toss to heat through. Season artichokes with salt and pepper and combine with parsley and capers. I also added chopped tomato! (because I LOVE tomato) Transfer artichokes to a serving dish.

Wipe out pan and return to the heat, raising heat a bit. Season drained and trimmed scallops with salt and pepper. Add 1 turn of olive oil to the very hot pan and immediately place the scallops in the pan. Sear the scallops in a single layer, causing them to caramelize, 2 minutes on each side. Add (vermouth) lemon juice to the pan and (cook out the alcohol) add a pat of butter, 1 to 2 minutes. Arrange the scallops in vermouth over top of the artichokes and serve.(the lemon juice and butter make it creamy and since it's seafood the lemon boost flavor) I served it over the Mexican Infused rice. OMGOOOOOOD!!!!

Historically this date..
1877Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
1990Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
And births this date include...
1896Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
Interesting how he got his name, it sounds American Indian, not.
1927Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 29th.
National Lemon Cream Pie Day
...and it's also Chocolates Day!
What to do??? What to do??? Make a lemon cream pie??? or eat a box of chocolates???? Sigh......................

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BFF/Bill ~ Waffle Experiments

Good 39º drizzling morning. According to the 'weather people' it wasn't supposed to rain until late tonight. Fine. Then we are in for a BIG storm, with lots of wind and rain. Who knows.

Yesterday I met up with Bill and Jeannie for a drink to celebrate their anniversary at Blondie's Bistro.
                           (just playin' with Photoshop!)

We had a nice chat and then went to the Elk's lodge for a glass of wine, where Willie, the bartender, treated them to their drink. Came home and had a bowl of Progresso Minestrone (really good soup!).

Historically this date...
1520 – After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.

...gee, wonder where the current actress, Anne Hathaway, got her name...

1909Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.

1942 – In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 491 people.

And births this date include...
1933 – Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)

1949Alexander Godunov, Russian ballet dancer (d. 1995)
      sad, only 45 years old when he died...

1950Ed Harris, American actor

1959Judd Nelson, American actor

All I know. Catch up day again. Happy Hump Day. I hope my children are feeling better.... Brian with possible strep throat and Kristen with the stomach flu. Mom worries! Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 28th
National Waffle Day

Have them sweet or savory (with mushrooms) !!!

Try this, Kristen made waffles from the Grands Cinnamon Rolls..... outstanding Tootie!!!
See, you can cook anything just about in a waffle iron .... cookie dough, cornbread.... spray or grease the waffle iron liberally, put a tortilla on there and cook until golden and make quesadillas .... or butter a piece of bread both sides and waffle it.... shred potatoes and waffle them and top with an egg...
Chocolate chip cookie dough waffles.... (or oatmeal!)

Chocolate donut waffle..... or plain....

paninni sandwich... fill with meat and cheese...or just cheese

slice pre-made polenta and waffle... serve with black beans

top a waffled tortilla with salsa...

waffle a double layer of pizza dough... top with feta cheese and micro greens... set in microwave for a few seconds to melt cheese...
 top with mozzarella and baked or seared tomatoes, heat in oven, under broiler, or in microwave to melt cheese.

or....... with a 12" piece of dough, lay half in the iron, and cook til golden, pile on some leftover mac and cheese, top with other half and waffle for a few minutes, and before serving cut away excess dough..

Let me hear from you re your waffle experiments!!!