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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trained Cat ~ Oriental Coleslaw ~ PJ

Good 63º clear sunny morning. We hit the triple digits yesterday. Groan. Gonna be the same today, but the weather people disagree and say it's only going to be 88º with 40% chance of thunder showers. We'll see.

This is one amazing cat! Pour a cup of coffee, or glass of wine, whichever is appropriate, and sit back and watch...   3 minutes. Thanks Linda! (Linda is Jon's friend..he bought our John Deere tractor.)

Yesterday, first Dude did his run while still cool, then a quick trip to town, post office, pharmacy, and store. Got cabbage and green onions to make slaw. I won a "Pot Luck/Picnic" contest sponsored by the Pasadena Star News, a bunch of years ago, for this recipe. Prize was dinner for two at a fancy schmancy Italian Restaurant in Pasadena. We loved it! Can't remember the name though. Sigh....

Sue's Oriental Coleslaw (1992)
¾ cup peanut oil
¾ cup rice vinegar
6-10 dashes Tabasco
2 T. sugar
½ t. ground black pepper  (I added some Asian spices too!)
Shake together in a jar with lid. Set aside.

2-4 packages slivered almonds
½ cup sesame seeds (cheaper in the Mexican food isle)

Toast on cookie sheet at 350º 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Watch carefully so they don't burn. Cool.

1 pkg Top Raman noodles... broken up small.. do not cook .. add to nuts and seeds. Set aside to add to salad at very last.
Shred one head cabbage. Rinse and drain well. (salad spinner works great). Chop one bunch green onions and mix with cabbage.

Great for pot luck (double for big crowd, I did yesterday because the cabbage was so big! Just had about 1/3 cup of the dressing left over). I transport cabbage/onion mixture in a zip bag. Seed/nuts/noodles in zip bag. Dressing in jar. Take along large bowl and salad tongs. To serve, put cabbage in bowl, add crunchy stuff, shake and add dressing. Mix and serve.

Then in the afternoon we (Debbie&Tom, PatC&Tim, Mike&Pam, and me) met at PJ & Dave's for barbecue to celebrate PJ's birthday. I brought the slaw..... Debbie brought chips and salsa and pies, Mike and Pam brought cut up watermelon. Dave cooked hamburger patties. Good food!
The birthday girl opened presents and a good time was had by all...

Historically this date.. 
1886 – The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.

1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.

1997 – In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed four years later.

And births this date include....
1937Sally Kellerman, American actress

1941Stacy Keach, American actor

1944Marvin Hamlisch, American composer, conductor, and pianist (d. 2012)

1948Jerry Mathers, American actor
    ... met him. creepy. egotist. unfriendly.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July tooth...
I Forgot Day

I Forgot Day, by definition, today is not a day to remember. So, just what are you forgetting? Can you even remember? Is it important? Hopefully, not. Some days are days to remember and to cherish all of our lives. Others, like today, are ones to be forgotten. If you are having a bad day, it's just as well that today is I Forgot Day.
Some people view today as an opportunity to express their regrets for forgetting something, and to make amends. They do so by sending cards and flowers, apologizing for their memory lapse. The trouble is, if you forget something important tomorrow, you have to wait a whole year for the next I Forgot Day to arrive. I Forgot Day is closely related to I'm Sorry Day.