Good 40º foggy morning. Rained a little late yesterday, about 6 in the evening... All we got was .14" and more due today.
I belong to the Ocean Mist Artichoke Club.
Their site has a lot of good information about artichokes and recipes. I took a quiz on their site and the question was how long will a cooked artichoke last in the refrigerator? Choices were 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, etc.... I said "1 Day" and I was WRONG! So I wrote them...and got a reply...
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:35 AM
You said... my answer was wrong on how long you can keep a cooked artichoke.. I said 1 day. You said 1 week. WHO in their right mind could keep an artichoke a week without eating it?????? LOL.
Sue…thanks for the email. That’s funny. We hope you include artichokes in your blog?? J Thanks for being a club member. Happy Artichoke cooking-
Kori/Ocean Mist Farms
My granddaughter Alex (Jelly Bean) posted this on her FB page and said it was the BEST commercial ever. I tend to agree with her... It's the Star Wars "Bark Side" theme by the 'canine chorus'.................... Too funny. I do think the Weimaraner, in the back, is my granddog Atlas!
Then I found this.....
Yesterday I experimented with the waffle iron and cookie dough. Oatmeal cookie dough!
(A dollop of ice cream on top or an ice cream sandwich!)
The package of dough calls for 1 T water, but I put in 5 T water. Made it easier to work with. Drop by spoonfuls on the hot iron and bake 7 minutes. I experimented with size and the larger size came off the iron easier. OH BOY ARE THEY GOOD! Today is peanut butter cookies!
Patty and Cliff had a 'goodbye happening' for Dave and PJ. They will head to the gold mining fields in desert of AZ shortly and be gone a couple months. Patty had shrimp, goop, and spinach/cream cheese roll-ups she sliced. I made the Rotel/Black Bean salsa and put out cream cheese with my sweet/hot chili sauce on it. Tom and Debbie brought cocktail meatballs and pumpkin pie. YUMMMMMM!!! Oh, and I took the cookies, that disappeared fast! Maggie went along too and thoroughly enjoyed the evening with her "other mom and dad" (PJ and Dave have babysat her and Harley for a number of years when I'd go off on vacations.)
Really didn't get to watch much of the Pro Bowl while we were all visiting, so when I came home I caught the end of it.
Wow, neck and neck for the first half with alternating touchdowns. The National Anthem was sung by a young Air Force fellow, who did an excellent job.
The pre game entertainment looked like losers. The gosip on line today verifies that. The final AFC 59 NFL 41. Amazing scoring. Some fantastic plays. Can you believe a 100 point game! (Second to the 2004 game of 107 points!) Lots of records broken yesterday. After the game all the players from both sides were high fiving and hugging. Fun to see how being on opposite sides they appreciate each's playing abilities.
Looking forward to next Sunday's Super Bowl! GO PATS!!!
A belated HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Frank and Cindy, my special neighbors. 35 years yesterday. Congratulations kids!!
Historically this date.....
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
1994 ... today marks the 18th year my Mother has been gone.
And births this year include....
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York, and 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1914 – John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)
1914 – David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress
1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor
1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
1941 – Dick Cheney, American politician, 7th White House Chief of Staff, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, 17th United States Secretary of Defense and 46th Vice President of the United States