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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pilated Woodpecker ~ Clouds ~ One Dish Meat/Rice/Gravy Conglomeration ~ Grandparents Day

Good 44º morning. Only 91º yesterday and a cooling "trend" has officially started. Whatever ....

For the last couple of days the Pilated Woodpecker has been noisy out in the garden.... These woodpeckers are large, usually up to 18" from head to tail, about the size of a crow. Their range is mostly forested ...

They eat insects, nuts, and berries and even poison ivy berries. He hangs out in my garden because of the grape vines... Their sound is almost like a laugh.... sounds like you are deep in the jungle.... cool.

It was warm but we had clouds yesterday...

Dinner was a concoction... you know my proclivity for one dish meals....

I started with some left-over rice quinoa blend, canned roast beef, tomato, garlic, bell pepper, mushrooms, and beef broth.

I made a roux of butter, olive oil, and flour. Then added the juice from the canned meat and some beef broth to make a gravy. I sauteéd the rice mixture in olive oil to give it a bit of a 'crunch' and added in the tomato. Reconstituted the garlic slices. Everything went into the big pan with the gravy and

I found some cheese rolls in the freezer and warmed and cut them for the base of the meat/gravy/veggie/rice conglomeration..

Gotta say............ it was REALLY GOOD!!!! I saved a bit in the bottom and Harley thoroughly enjoyed it too.

Historically this date...
1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its new union of sovereign states the United States.

1791Washington, D.C., the capitol of the United States, is named after President George Washington.

1850California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.

1942 – World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

1956Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
... Wow, do I remember that. Never ever saw such moves!!!

And births this date include....
1890Colonel Sanders, American fast-food entrepreneur (d. 1980)

1923 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (d. 2011)

1951 – Tom Wopat, American actor and singer

1960Hugh Grant, English actor
... Odd odd odd!

1966 – Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian
I like him (and his politics!) ... with wife Jackie.

Friday night I watched his movie with Jennifer Aniston "Just Go With It". Cute.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 9th