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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Cocktails ~ Buck & Doe ~ Birds ~ Ketchup & Thousand Island Dressing ~ Chocolate

Good 52ยบ cloudy dark damp morning. Last night they said we are getting rain on Halloween. Good thing Jen is going to dress as Mary Poppins!!! Brian, Tucker, & Sami will be superheroes, Superman, Superboy, & Supergirl! I can't wait to see!

10-28 in radio talk is "VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND WANTS" (complete vehicle registration information)

.... and oops, I forgot about yesterday's code

Time to hit the liquor store for ingredients....

I forgot about Friday. As I was leaving to head into town this doe and buck were standing by the driveway... of course my car scared them....

I went into RR to pass out flyers for my friend, Doug Breidenthal, who is running for Jackson Co. Commissioner. I went through some of the neighborhoods, places in this town I have never been before. Fun. Pretty places up on the hill. I also hit most of the businesses in town. Talked to some nice folks. I was wearing a USMC sweatshirt and that got some of them talking too .. .re family/friends who have been Marines. Cool.

Ok, kids... here is another opinion of mine:
Look at yourselves, my liberal friends!

Early yesterday there was an 'invasion' of crows. I have seen this large flock around the area, and they stopped here! (didn't get too good of pictures....was busy in the kitchen!)

So, now the weird thing is last night I watched The Birds! Alfred Hitchcock's scary movie about seagulls and crows attacking people on the street and in their homes. Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor  (yummmm) & Suzanne Pleshette.

The movie came out in 1963. I was dating a young man, Ronnie Ruggiero, who lived across the street from my sister north of San Francisco in Corte Madera. He took me to SF to see the movie. When we left the theater from the back door and went up an alley there was a car lot with their lights out and Ron grabbed my arm and said in a frightened tone "LOOK.... BIRDS!" The string of lights that were out looked like birds sitting on a wire! OMG. And the movie was supposedly filmed in Bodega Bay. We had just been to Bodega Bay the previous day!
I don't like scary movies, but this is the BEST of all I have ever seen! 

In the movie Tippi Hedren plays "Melanie Daniels"... so, that's where Melanie Griffith (her daughter) got her name!

Historically this date...
1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.

1965 – Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.

And births this date include....
1897Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)

1902Elsa Lanchester, British-born actress (d. 1986)

1932Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)

1936Charlie Daniels, American musician

1949Bruce Jenner, American athlete
.....sad. "vanity, thy name is Bruce" !

1955Bill Gates, American software executive
.... his mother's name was Mary Maxwell! No relation.

1967Julia Roberts, American actress

1972 – Brad Paisley, American musician

FYI, Daylight Savings Time ends at 2am November 4th. Put it on your calendars. In Europe it will be today.

Yesterday I was being somewhat creative and decided to make this spread/dressing recipe I saw.
1 cup mayo
1/4 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 t. prepared mustard
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. black pepper
2 T. minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
juice of one lemon

Sooooooo. not having any ketchup on hand I made some, more like tomato paste, from sun dried tomatoes. Soaked them in boiling water, put in food processor with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, olive oil, minced onion, garlic powder, & salt. Came out very tasty!

Next you put the mayonnaise in a wide mouth quart jar. I used 2/3 c regular mayo and 1/3 cup black pepper mayo. I used the homemade ketchup, instead of regular mustard I used a teaspoon of Gray Poupon and a teaspoon of 'cranberry mustard'. (Sorry Jeannie, I told you raspberry mustard!) I put in my infused olive oil instead of vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and I used reconstituted mince red onion, also I used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic (fresh goes bad so quickly) and I used lemon juice from the bottle.

Once all ingredients are in the jar, put on the lid and have a workout shaking it!! Then I added 2 big spoonfuls of sweet pickle relish.

Refrigerate overnight before using. "Great with seafood, on sandwiches, or as a dressing." It is very tasty! I want to try it with some cooked shrimp and on a wedge of lettuce. You don't have to put in the pickle relish, but it gives it that Thousand Island taste or Bob's Big Boy dressing or In-N-Out dressing taste! Really! And I LOVE the cranberry mustard. OMG.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 28th
National Chocolate Day