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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jake's Ear ~ Roasted Lemon/Garlic Brussels Sprouts ~ Bruiser ~ Hard Candy

Good 32º cloudy morning. Snow mostly all melted except for a few spots and the barn roof. Lots of accidents on the roads in Medford yesterday. Idiots not slowing down in icy snowy conditions.

My friend Erika's dog, a black lab Jake, was attacked by another dog yesterday and had part of his left ear ripped off. He went to the vet's for surgery. I'm waiting to hear back how he's doing. Poor Jakey, such a sweet boy.

How about this.... do you like Brussels Sprouts? If not, this may be the turnaround for you...
Roasted Lemon/Garlic Brussels Sprouts:

4 cups Brussels sprouts, washed and trimmed, and cut in half
1 head garlic, skin removed on each clove and quartered
1 t. dried thyme leaves
Juice of half a lemon and 1/2 T lemon zest
3 T olive oil
1/4 t. sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400º
Toss Brussels sprouts and rest of ingredients in large bowl. Drop onto shallow baking pan and roast until tender and edges begin to brown, about 20-35 minutes. Shake the pan every 5 minutes to brown sprouts evenly. Sprinkle with more salt and serve immediately.
Bruiser came in yesterday and slept on Harley's spot (dining room chair) for a long time. He went out and did some 'hunting' in my pasture and was back in for TV time and he slept in my rocking chair! I do wish his "journeying" would cease and he'd just stay here. I miss him so when he's off doing his wandering.

Historically this date....

1972Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.

1998Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
.....just like the current President, it's all a huge miscarriage of justice with a fraud in office!

And births this date include....
1946 – Robert Urich, American actor (d. 2002)

1963Jennifer Beals, American actress


1980 – Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
   ...lose the beard dude, you look dorky!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 19th
National Hard Candy Day