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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving ~ Finger ~ Prime Rib ~ Cashew Day

Good 38º hopefully dry morning.



Dear Lord, I am thankful for my awesome family, each one of them is so special. I am thankful for my friends, who keep my spirits up. I am thankful for the men and women serving in our military, serving as fire fighters, and law enforcement everywhere. They keep us safe. And also thank you God for my animals who love unconditionally and make me smile. God Bless all of you who read my daily ramblings and drivel. You too, make me smile!

Ok, enough mush....

Went to the ER yesterday re my finger and the "spider bite" which turns out to not be a spider bite after all.
(Three Rivers Hospital)

(In the "room" awaiting the doc...)

The doc said something was under my skin. Since it happened when I picked up a log to put in the fire, it could be a splinter of wood or a pine needle... something like that. He "could cut it open and dig around" or he could give me antibiotics and pain pills ("because it will get WORSE before it's BETTER!") He wants me to soak it in hot water often so it will "puss up and pop out". UGH. I asked him if I could
"cook Thanksgiving dinner" (just as a joke since Jen's mom is cooking) and he said he'd give me "a note"~!!! He was funny after I warmed him up! Took off Jerry's and my wedding rings from that hand as he said it will swell a lot more. So far so good. The antibiotics are working.

What bugged me was as I was in the ER waiting room a man came in and was in distress. Said he had previously had two heart attacks. A young man, heard his birth date was 1966. He was having a hard time breathing and had a pain, first in the middle of his back and then in his chest. Then a girl came in, obviously in pain, said she thought her arm was broken. Both of these people were given wheelchairs, but had to wait in the waiting room. Then another women came in stating she was having a heart attack. I can't believe they had to WAIT! Then they went to triage, then back to the waiting room to wait for a doctor. OMG. Don't have a broken arm or heart attack in Grants Pass.... you will have to wait in the waiting room!!!!! I was seen before they were!

The drive home was a lovely break from the rain...

On this date in 1975, Steve (ret. LASD) and Barbara Voors were united in holy wedlock. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! Your wedding was beautiful. Your girls, Alison Vanessa and Suzanne, are all beauties, as well as your baby granddaughter. It is a privilege to be your friend! (Steve and Jerry were radio car partners at Temple) Love you guys. xo

A friend asked me about cooking prime rib..... here is a foolproof way, comes out perfect every time...

Make a rub of salt and pepper and garlic and/or onion powder and or any other type of herb you like and you can even mix it with butter or olive oil .... rub onto roast. Put in roasting pan, turn oven to 550º. When oven is ready put in the roast and cook it 5 minutes for every pound for rare, 6 minutes per pound for medium. Then turn off the oven and DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR FOR 2 HOURS! Done to perfection.
Here is a formula: For me it was 3.75 lbs x 5 min. = 18.75 minutes or 19 minutes

To make a very quick natural sauce; pour off the excess fat, and place the roasting pan over high heat. Add a few cups of water or beef broth and bring to a boil while scraping all the caramelized beef drippings from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or whisk.

Let this boil and reduce slightly while you slice the meat. Pour into a serving bowl, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste, and serve along side the prime rib.
This is probably too late for Turkey Day, so make one for Christmas or New Years!

Historically this date....
1858Denver, Colorado is founded.

1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
.....mmmmm, Cutty Scotch is good!

1943 – World War II: War in the Pacific – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)

I want them all!

1963 – In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.

1995Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
.....still a favorite!!

And births this date include...
1890Charles de Gaulle, French military general and statesman (d. 1970)

1943 – Billie Jean King, American tennis player

1958Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress

1961Mariel Hemingway, American actress

All I know. Off to make cheesecake and deviled eggs. Have a great day. Eat a lot! xoxo
Sue Mom Bobo
November 22nd
National Cashew Day