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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rain! ~ Pumpkin Pancakes ~ Yorkshire Pudding Day

Boy, after some of the emails and comments I read this morning that is how I feel. It appears my personal opinions should be kept to myself! Fine.


Good 53º (WHAT a difference from 36º!) cloudy rainy morning.

10-13 in radio code talk means "advise weather and road conditions"....... perfect for today!

AND today we actually have WEATHER! YEAH RAIN!!!!! So far it looks like 1/4". I heard it start about 12:30 in the night. Was hard for a bit and then got very soft. Still coming down. Maggie was slightly wet when she came in after her morning constitutional. Bruiser doesn't let the rain stop him. He's still hunting.... but when I come out on the porch he runs to me! And yes, he's wet!

Yesterday morning about 9am the clouds started moving in.. noon it was getting dark and at 4pm it felt like rain for sure!

....and here we are this morning...

It smells good out there! The dust has settled and the trees are getting a bath!

This is from my friend Terry Polley, former mechanic at Temple Station who now lives in Idaho ...." Cydney (Terry's wife) came home last night and said her boss went to funeral yesterday and when she asked who it was, he said, "Oh you wouldn't know him." It turned out to be John Rovick, Sheriff John." Terry watched Sheriff John as a child and thinks it's a small world that John lived near him. True Terry. He was loved by a lot of us!

Here's a great recipe for a cool Fall morning!
Pumpkin Ginger Pancakes with Ginger Butter

The batter's creamy texture keeps the pancakes soft and moist - ideal for absorbing the rich ginger butter.
SUNSET Magazine January 2005 (some of my most favorite recipes come from SUNSET Magazine and Cook Book!)
Makes about 8 full size pancakes - 2 to 3 servings or make them silver dollar size ... easier to flip...
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup plain low-fat or nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Candied-ginger butter (recipe follows)
Maple syrup
(p.s. You could also cook them in your waffle iron for pumpkin waffles!)
In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. In another bowl, mix egg, milk, pumpkin, yogurt, and butter until well blended. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until evenly moistened.

Place a nonstick griddle or a 12-inch nonstick frying
pan over medium heat (350°); when hot, coat lightly with butter and adjust heat to maintain temperature. Spoon batter in 1/3-cup portions onto griddle and gently spread into 4-inch rounds. Cook until pancakes are browned on the bottom and edges begin to look dry, 2 to 3 minutes; turn with a wide spatula and brown other sides, 2 to 3 minutes longer. As pancakes are cooked, transfer to baking sheets and keep warm in a 200° oven. Serve warm with candied-ginger butter and maple syrup.

Candied-ginger butter: In a bowl, with a wooden spoon, stir 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger into 1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) soft butter (soften in a microwave oven on full power [100%] for 5 to 10 seconds). Chill until firm before serving. Makes about 1/4 cup

Historically this date...
1775 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
.... hey Squids, this is your day!

1962 – The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.

2010 – The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.

And births this date include....
1244Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar (d. 1314)

... if you are in Masonry or are related to a Mason, this article about Jaques might be of interest to you. My father, Leslie Laney, was a Past Master, 32º Mason of El Sereno Lodge 588 ... I was a Job's Daughter in Bethel 103 (which has moved to Mountain View, CA from El Sereno) , my son Brian is a Mason in Grants Pass Lodge #84, and was the Master Councilor in the Lexington Lodge #104 DeMolay in El Monte.

1921Yves Montand, Italian singer and actor (d. 1991)

1925 – Margaret Thatcher, English politician

1941Paul Simon, American singer and musician (Simon & Garfunkel)

1959Marie Osmond, American entertainer

1962 – Kelly Preston, American actress

1967 – Kate Walsh, American actress

1970 – Paul Potts, British opera singe  
.... one of my pal Trish's favorites....
I don't think I'd be happy with the initials 'PP' !

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 13th
National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Lawry's Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding...YUMMMMM!
The BEST!!!! Gonna get back down there some day.

Lawry's Yorkshire Pudding

2 cups flour
1 cup milk
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt

Sift together 2 cups flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Make a well and add 4 beaten eggs. Blend; add 1 cup milk and beat continuously for 10 minutes. Let stand 1 hour. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place 12-hole muffin pan in oven to heat. When hot, grease pan (butter, margarine, non-stick spray, etc.). Pour equal amounts of batter into muffin tins, and bake for 40 minutes. Serve with au jus.


International Skeptics Day

By definition, a skeptic is a person who questions or doubts facts and theories. He, or she, is a mis-believer. A skeptic does not accept the "Given". If you are inclined to doubt things that you see or hear, then International Skeptics Day is for you.