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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Oil Added ~ Lamb Chops & Couscous ~ Quail! ~ Vincents

Good 48º somewhat less smokey morning. Apparently the smoke is all blowing towards the coast. Stand by Patty and Cliff... they said on the news it was going to Gold Beach! Kept windows open last night here.... got quite cool. Going to be in the mid to high 90ºs through next week. YUCK.

A blonde putting oil in her car......OMGOSH, really????
PICTURE of the day.........
...seems apropos at this time.... but I'm sure Steven Seagal's fingers were Photoshopped in!
Dinner: lamb chops and couscous with tomatoes and olives.
First I picked some fresh Rosemary, put it in the blender to chop. Mixed it with oil, garlic, and sea salt. Let it marinate 30 minutes at room temp.  
Chopped olives and added to rice cooker with couscous, water, tomato, and butter.
Preheated oven to 400º. Cooked lamb in oven-proof skillet for about 2-3 minutes per side. Put in oven for 10 minutes for med rare.
Served it all up on a bed of cut lettuce...
Went to Medford yesterday. Our past Commandant of our Marine Corps League, Herb Robb, had 3 big bags filled with salt water taffy, Tootsie Roll candy, and boxes with pouches of Cheese-It's for our Casey who is in Afghanistan. Hope to get the boxes off next week.
Our smoke was lighter here in Rogue River, but it was nasty in Medford! There was a flashing sign that said, "Due to low visibility...Turn on your headlights"
... and in the trailer park where Herb lives as I was leaving this California Quail couple was walking across the street!
I get such a kick out of them. So cute!
Today is the 50th anniversary of some great folks, Bob and Marie Vincent, my neighbors from Temple City. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! OMG, 50 years!

Historically this date......
1934Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.

1936Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

1958 – The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.

2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

And births this date include....
1926Tony Bennett, American singer

1951 – Jay North, American actor

1977Tom Brady, American football player
... WHOOT WHOOT! Go Patriots!!!!!!!!!!!!

I find it odd that not one person commented on the couch/bunk bed on the blog yesterday! Oh well, when I get one you'll all be jealous and want one too!
All I know. Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 3rd
National Watermelon Day

In honor of that, last night I made a watermelon martini!