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Friday, November 9, 2012

Snow ~ Pirmanti Brothers ~ Leah Lisa Ruchelle ~ Tim ~ Moussaka ~ Scrapple

Good 34ยบ foggy morning. Drizzled on and off yesterday, but hardly enough to measure.
Snow on the summit this morning...

So..... I was watching this "sandwich" show on one of the Food/Travel networks (here it's Ch 277 on DirecTV) and they went to Pirmanti Brothers in Pittsburgh PA. Here is their menu....
This place is on my bucket list....

French fries and coleslaw on their Italian bread sandwiches! OMG.
The show also went to an old dear favorite, Philippe's in Los Angeles. My Dad worked at the Terminal Annex Post Office across the street and we ate at Plilippes many times! Awesome French Dipped sandwiches, where the "french dip" started. Mr. Philippe Mathieu opened there in 1908. " One day in 1918, while making a sandwich, Mathieu inadvertently dropped the sliced french roll into the roasting pan filled with juice still hot from the oven. The patron, a policeman, said he would take the sandwich anyway and returned the next day with some friends asking for more dipped sandwiches. And so was born the "French Dipped Sandwich," so called either because of Mathieu's French heritage, the French roll the sandwich is made on or because the officer's name was French. The answer is lost to history."

Something I strongly believe in:
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.” -Audrey Hepburn

As I said yesterday, if you want to read the historically stuff and famous birthdays for today then go to the left of the blog, Archives, click on the 2011 arrow, click on the November arrow, click on November 9th.

Yesterday I went to the beauty shop (misnomer name!"beauty" is not something that goes in and out of there, in regards to us customers! LOL) and got my hair cut.... very short! Yeah! Had a good "therapy" session with Leah, my hairdresser. We laughed and had a good talk. Leah, Lisa, and Ruchelle are fun. Good time! (for you locals, it's The Image Connection, in Rogue River!)

After the 'beautification' I went to the post office and market...

Looking across the parking lot from the market....

I came home and puttered around for a bit. Tim, aka Timinator, came over and blew the leaves off my roofs and cleaned the rain gutters out and repaired the gutter on the car port....

Then it was off to Grants Pass to the Mediterranean to meet up with Dee and Dale. We toasted to Dale's military service, an Army officer and an "honory Marine". He's now doing some studying with the Coast Guard! Anyway, we had martinis and Dee had Margaritas. Dinner was good. They split a ribeye dinner and I had my favorite Moussaka and Chardonnay! I took their picture but they didn't want me to... so it's not here!

Shift changed and the new waitress/bartender, Erin, came in. Turns out she's a good friend of Emily, who works with Brian at his State Farm office! Small world. Super nice and cute girl!

Came home, made a fire in the wood stove, and snuggled in my chair with Harley on my lap. Today may be a Costco run. Depends on my mood and energy level.

All I know. Nuff said. TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 9th
National Scrapple Day

Scrapple, also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name pon haus, is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then panfried before serving. Scraps of meat left over from butchering, not used or sold elsewhere, were made into scrapple to avoid waste. Scrapple is best known as a rural American food of the Mid-Atlantic states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). Scrapple and pon haus are commonly considered an ethnic food of the Pennsylvania Dutch, including the Mennonites and Amish. Scrapple is found in supermarkets throughout the region in both fresh and frozen refrigerated cases.