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Monday, August 13, 2012

Hot ~ Limoncello ~ Chicken/Raviolini/Marinara/Mushrooms ~ Lefties Day

Good 58ยบ clear soon to be hotter than HEQQ morning!

Watched the closing ceremonies last night. Disappointed, but then the musicians were British, mostly, and not my kind of music. Some of it I downright didn't like. Like this group...

.... and they did a lot of weird stuff....
It was fun seeing the faces of the athletes though. Happy people!

An LASD friend, Bob Mallon, sent me his recipe for limoncello. You take the skin off 8 lemons, put that in a jar with Everclear for 7 days. Make a simple syrup, cool and add it to the mixture. Strain and bottle. Keep in the freezer. I have to say, never tasted Everclear (190 proof!) before and this will take the top of your head clean off! Going to try it from the freezer.
I did mix a shot with some tonic water and that was refreshing!

Problems with immigration are worldwide... illegals seeking asylum in England:
Thanks to my Greece traveling friend, Pat Kelly, for this!

Dinner last night was good! I cook a chicken in the crockpot once a week for Maggie with no seasoning other than olive oil. It leaves the juices gelled. I refrigerate that and then scrape off all the fat. So, left with a good cooking stock/base.
I put that in the crockpot along with 3 chicken breasts and lots of garlic. Cooked on high for 1 hour and added a jar of my marinara sauce and a bunch of mushrooms.....

After about 3 hours I added red wine and the raviolini and cooked on low for 2 hours more.
A birthday today is celebrated by my friend Pat Reardon (LASD Ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATRICK!!!
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸HAPPY♪♫•♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUU† ¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ AND MANY MOOOORRRR.....
Historically this date....
1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
1961 – The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West.
1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
2011 – The main stage collapses at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis during a hurricane-force wind gust ahead of an approaching severe thunderstorm, killing 7 and injuring 45.
And births this date include....
1860Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter (d. 1926)
1895 – Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)
1899Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (d. 1980)

1920Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
1926Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician
Look..... an Iranian Ass and a Cuban Ass!
1930 – Don Ho, American vocalist and pianist (d. 2007)
1944 – Kevin Tighe, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 13th
National Left Handers Day

Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. It ain't easy being a leftie. But those who are, would have it no other way. Lefties are proud of it. The world is built for right handers. Examples are everywhere. For example:
In school, have you ever seen a left handed desk? They don't exist.
Many left handed items cost more.
Novelty coffee mugs are made with the picture or text for a right handed pick-up.
Scissors are for right handers. Only a lefty would understand this.
The computer mouse you are using as you read this is designed for right handers.