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Monday, August 6, 2012

Patty's Cowboy Beans ~ Sunset ~ Root Beer Float Day

Good 54º clear morning. We were over the 100º again yesterday. My AC worked for a while but after a few hours it was putting out warm air. Calling the AC guy this morning!!!

We had 12 or 6 drops of rain yesterday. Patty's son, Chuck, in No. Cal (near Yreka) called to say they got several inches in a very short amount of time. Looks from the radar the storms are all over No. Cal. still.

Went to Patty and Cliff's for dinner last night. Cliff has a new barbecue with a rotisserie and he put on a HUGE beef sirloin roast. It was spectacular! Patty made her famous Cowboy Beans. PJ made her famous potato salad. I brought the fixin's for a green salad (chopped lettuce, olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, celery, carrots, and ranch dressing with bacon) and corn on the cob. Something new for everyone to try was I mixed some Lawry's Taco Seasoning with Best Foods Mayonnaise to spread on the corn. Really good and everyone liked it!


And when I got home about 8:15 the sunset was spectacular~!

Patty's Cowboy Beans:
1 med onion, chopped 3-4 garlic cloves minced
½ pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
¾ c. brown sugar ¾ c. catsup
¼ c. molasses 1 can lima beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 lg can pork 'n beans, do not drain
1 can garbanzo beans, drained

Brown bacon, add onions and garlic, cook until soft. Add sugar, catsup, & molasses... stir to blend. Add beans except pork 'n beans. Cook on top of stove, covered, for 1½ hours. Add pork 'n beans the last half hour so they don't get mushy.
(I add a can of chopped green chilies)

Sooooooo good. Thanks Patty!

Historically this date....
1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.

1930 – Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.

2011 – A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.

2012Nasa's Curiosity rover lands on Mars.

And births this date include.....
1881Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)

1902Dutch Schultz, American organized crime figure (d. 1935)

1911Lucille Ball, American actress (d. 1989)

1917Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)

1928 – Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 6th