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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Frost! ~ Canning ~ Marinating ~ Mediterranean for Dinner

Good 40ยบ (burrrr) morning! Frost on the barn roof even!!

Yesterday I finished up the canning of the marinara sauce from Donna's tomatoes ... so now I have 7 pints of marinara, two pints of tomato juice (I know, looks thin, but good flavor for spinach smoothies or bloodies) and 3 half pints of pickled peppers! (Oh, wait... 2 peppers, gave one to Bill)

I made a marinade for the steaks I'm taking to Brian and Jen's for the barbecue later today...

You mix 2 cups red wine, 2/3 cup olive oil, and a tablespoon of the Montreal Steak Seasoning. OMG, it is sooooooo good and makes the steaks sing!

Historically this date....
1901Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.

1945 – World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

... the Japanese surrendered on my Mother's birthday, August 15th... and signed the treaty on my birthday! Cool.

1998Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

And famous people's births that share my birthday...
.... actually, it's not my 'birthday' I am celebrating the 37th anniversary of my 30th birthday!

1919Marge Champion, American actress
... during my ballet years in the '60's I took lessons from her father, Ernest Belcher. "trainer and coach of many film performers, including Beth Beri, Mary Pickford, Pola Negri, Ramon Navarro, Nanette Fabray and Shirley Temple".

1948 – Terry Bradshaw, American football player

1948 – Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)

1951 – Mark Harmon, American actor

1964Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor

Last night Bill and Jeannie treated me to dinner at The Mediterranean in Grants Pass ...

I had a 'Cilantro Kama Kazi' martini. OMGOOD. It was made with cilantro infused vodka, triple sec, and roses lime. Sooooooo refreshing.

Then an appetizer of pita bread, garlic toast, and hummus, pesto, feta dip, olive tepenade, and Babaganoush for dipping and spreading. This was AWESOMLY good!

My dinner was Moussaka, my favorite (traditional Greek casserole with ground lamb & beef, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a bechamel sauce), potato patties (with some of the babaganoush and feta), and vegetables.


Jeannie had a grilled shrimp pita with their awesome fries, Bill a Ceasar salad with seared Ahi tuna.

GREAT dinner. GREAT friends. Thanks guys! ♥♥

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September tooth....
National Blueberry Popsicle Day

Last month gave us a day to honor cherry popsicles, but this month brings National Blueberry Popsicle Day! The second most popular flavor of this lowfat frozen confection is always fun and refreshing during these waning weeks of summer. Enjoy!