Good 55º morning. I heard the rain all night. On and off most of the day yesterday. We got another near 1/2" .. just shy of 1" for the two days.
7:30 this morning....
Interesting football day yesterday.. (I'm smiling!)
Yesterday I finally finished the hummus I had started. I like the Palouse Washington dried garbanzos. Soak, cook, cool, drain, rinse.
So, the first batch was standard... 2 cups beans, about 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup tahini, several garlic cloves that I had roasted, 1/4 cup lemon juice, some grated lemon peel, and a pinch of sea salt.
When the tahini (sesame paste...tasts a lot like peanut butter! and the Far Easteners like it on toast with jelly) stands it separates, so I put it in the little blender and smoothed it out...
Second batch was olive tepenade, garlic cloves, and green onion dip mix. Also added in lemon juice and olive oil.
Third batch was Chipotle and garlic cloves (a lot!) and lemon juice and olive oil.
All three passed the taste test. WOW the Chipotle goes down smooth and then bites! Love them all! (also good with raw veggies!)
Headed over to Jennifer Murphys for an afternoon with friends... Fall is here!
There is an old old cabin where Robertson Bridge Road meets Artlin Drive .. a stop sign, and Artlin goes to Lower River Rd and Wildlife Images...
Anyway.... as I was driving by there were two women standing outside the cabin and in the missing window sat a naked girl with a white scarf around her neck, not covering much! They were photographing her...
LOL, this isn't her... I superimposed a gal into the cabin window! But, you get the idea. Dee saw it, Tammy saw it... but their husbands were driving and missed the whole thing! Too bad guys! Unfortunately for Bill, he and Jeannie came from Lower River Road and weren't even close...
So, took the hummus and pita chips to Jennifer's(she is my pal from the Kitchen Company store and fellow SOW Sista!) This is 'Heaven' greeting you when you drive into Jennifer's gate... she is a big sweet gentle sweet 16 month old ....
Then there is Keeper and Moody ...
... and Bridey Murphy the cat...
We ...Paul Tammy Allgood, Bill Jeannie Patterson, & Dee and Dale Yellin, and Erika and Jennifer and I enjoyed lots of good food. Jennifer had pork ribs that were DELISH and she made a cheese/mushroom spread that was GREAT on toasts and a lentil/pea salad that was WONDERFUL!
Tammy brought SUPER good guacamole. Jeannie made AWESOME jalapeño popper dip. Dee had baby tomatoes stuffed with olives and cheese and jalapeños. OMGOOD!
Jeannie brought dessert... zucchini bars with cream cheese icing... OINK OINK OINK. Good time! (Smilebox to follow)
The drive home was almost in the dark...
When I arrived home, Dude had a sniff-fest from all Jennifer's doggie smells that were on me! It was like, "Where ya been Mom? Huh? Huh? Huh?"
Hey LASD folks... today is Moon Mullin's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOON! (Moon with his bride Robyn....) I hope you have a super day~!
Historically this date....
1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.
1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.
1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
And births this date include.....
1930 – Ray Charles, American musician (d. 2004)
1945 – Paul Petersen, American actor
1949 – Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter
1961 – Willie McCool, American astronaut (d. 2003)
All I know. Happy Monday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Checkers Day and Dog In Politics Day
Get out the Checker Board. Today is Checkers Day. So, do you want the red checkers? Or, the black ones? It may surprise you to know that it is also Dogs in Politics Day. Read on, and we will explain the connection. Origin of Checkers Day: In 1952, Richard M. Nixon was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States, running with Dwight D. Eisenhower. Media speculation centered around an $18,000 campaign contribution, and speculation that Nixon may have used some for his personal use. In a brilliant political maneuver, Nixon took his case to the American people. On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon gave a speech that directly addressed and explained the issue. He assured the public that he did not use any of the funds for personal use. Towards the end of the speech, he stated that his daughters had received a dog, which they named "Checkers", as a gift. He said they would keep the dog. This speech quickly became known as the "Checkers" speech, and went on to be one of the better speeches in American political history. With "Checkers" the dog included in the speech, this day was sometimes referred to as Dogs in Politics Day.