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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Neighbor Bill ~ Infuzed ~ Cat & Owl ~ BLT Dip

Good 52º cloudy may rain morning. 80% chance and scattered radar around. Got over 1/4" of the wet stuff last night.

While I was taking pictures this morning, the Bruise was out climbing around ....

and a deer was in the pasture...

My former neighbor, Bill Hilton, is in the hospital. He lived up the hill here from us. Nice man. Very helpful. He sold the 20 acres and moved to a small place over where Brain used to live on the river. Apparently he fell off his low deck, breaking his hip Monday night. I went to see him yesterday. He's in critical care. He has fluid in his lungs ... or as the nurse told me, "it may be a mass". They were talking of putting a scope down to look. He is 88 years old and this is not looking good. He is very frail and confused. They can't do anything about the broken hip until the lung issue is cleared up but I don't see that happening, especially with his age and condition. His children are on their way here from California. This is sad.


So, after that heartbreaking visit I stopped to see Brian. He gave me some sprouted pumpkin seeds
 and I will plant them here. These are "giant" pumpkin seeds so they could possible get to the 500-800 pound size~!
YIKES! That's a lot of pumpkin pies!


Then I stopped in at
corner F & 9th in Grants Pass. I got an "infuzed" lemonade with mango and habañero. OMGOOD! Also got a Pizza Wrap... garlic "infuzed" pesto, provolone cheese, cilantro, spring mix, and avocado in a whole wheat wrap. DARN it was soooooooooo good!!! I brought it home to eat, put some vodka in the lemonade and enjoyed! Thanks Shelly and Carson! xo


Sent by Ike Saben (LASD ret)... Thanks Ike!!
The Cat and the Owl..... friends. Fun!


Here you go...


The news today is horrendous. 5 teens killed in Orange County in horrible car wreck, man puts his baby in the freezer because she was crying, a step-father in LA stabs an 11 year old boy to death, Justin Bieber "stoned" and driving reckless AGAIN. The amazing story was the baby found alive in the sewer pipe in China! Flushed down the pipe a new born. Unbelievable!

Historically this date...
1886 – The Pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in The Atlanta Journal.

1942Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history.

1953Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.

1988 – The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

2004 – The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.


And births this date include...
1903Bob Hope, English-American comedian and actor (d. 2003)

1917John F. Kennedy, American politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)

1939Al Unser, American race car driver
   He was my favorite driver!


1955John Hinckley, Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan


Ok, here's something good...
½ pound bacon
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
4 oz. cream cheese, room temp
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed, diced
shredded lettuce

6-8 appetizer servings.

Preheat oven to 350º
Dice bacon and cook over med heat until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel.
In bowl combine mayo, sour cream, cream cheese. Stir in the shredded cheese, one of the diced tomatoes, and the cooked bacon. Transfer to 1 qt. baking dish and bake until warmed through and bubbly, about 20-25 min.

Top warm dip with remaining diced tomato and shredded lettuce. Serve with tortilla chips or warm baguette.

Can be made ahead of time and baked just before serving.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 29th
National Coq Au Vin Day

National Coq Au Vin Day This classic French dish is composed of pieces of chicken, mushrooms, onions, bacon or salt pork and various herbs braised in red wine. The name literally means "rooster in wine" in French, but most commonly we see chicken used in the recipe.
While this dish sounds elaborate and "gourmet", it is actually extremely easy to prepare, especially this crockpot version: