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Friday, October 18, 2013

Full Moon ~ Infused Olive Oil ~ Chicken/Veggie Soup

Good 37º somewhat cloudy full moon out there morning.

Some departments have a 10-18 code, but we didn't.

For your folks over 60, I found out today that if you had chickenpox and need a shingles shot, which is highly recommended, they are covered by Medicare Part D.... if not then at our local Health Dept I can get the vaccine for $207. Guess I'll be getting one of those next month! I also checked with my doctor's office and they charge $216.


Yesterday I infused some extra virgin olive oil with garlic, onion, and red pepper. I use the dried because if you use fresh it will develop botulism ....  First decide how much you want to make. This amount of about 2 capfuls of dried garlic, two of the dried onion, and one of the red pepper flakes will work with 2 wine bottles full....

Soak the garlic/onion/flakes in hot water until re-constituted. Drain well.... let sit for some time and then pat with paper towels.
Next I pour the olive oil into the bottles to get the right amount... heat to 170º.... stir in garlic/onion/flakes, take off heat and let sit for a few hours to mix the flavors.

Strain the garlic/onion/peppers from the oil and bottle... I never have refrigerated this and use it on so many things and to sauté with.  I use a liquor bottle pour spout for handy use...
Captain Phillips (2013)
Starring Tom Hanks... according to IMDb "THE movie source".. "The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years."

  Writers: (screenplay), (based upon the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea" by
BUT............. the real crew members say the movie is a lie~
My niece, MaryAnn whom I have not seen in YEARS... is 60 years old today! OMG. How'd that happen????
And... Barry and Dawna are celebrating 44 years. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
Historically this date.....
1867United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day
1954Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
... this was my Zenith transistor radio. I'd put it on the porch and listen to music while I mowed the lawn (no power mower...push!)
1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.
And births this date include....
1918 – Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (d. 1999)
...married to Julie London over 40 years. She died one year after Bobby.

1927George C. Scott, American actor (d. 1999)
1934 – Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (d. 1970)
....only 35 when she died.

1939 – Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and commentator

1945Huell Howser, American television personality (d. 2013)

1951 – Pam Dawber, American actress

1960Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor

1960 – Erin Moran, American actress
Dinner was soup... tomatoes, broccoli, 2 cans sliced mushrooms, great northern beans, 2 cartons chicken stock, baby carrots, green beans, yellow bell pepper, shredded chicken I had cooked in the enchilada sauce, parsley, Italian seasoning, Rosemary, thyme, garlic sea salt... and I couldn't decide (since it was Pasta Day) which pasta to use, finally settled on the tortellini.

Everything, except the beans, went into the crockpot, low for 6 hours. I boiled the beans, let them sit, and boiled them again. They were done! Yeah. So added them to the soup. Better than soaking them all night when I decide to make soup and didn't do that!

Soup was AWESOMELY GOOD!!!! Got lefeovers for today! Shared some with PJ and Dave.
Bill and Jeannie going to see Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in 3D today. Can't wait to hear if they liked it.
All I know. Happy TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
No Beard Day
No Beard Day exists so you have a good reason to shave your beard. I just don't like beards! Like moustaches, not beards!!

You've had a beard so long, that you don't know what you'd look like without one. And, your lady friend isn't so fond of it. Today brings the extra incentive you need, to shave it off and go without a beard for the first time in who knows when. So, bare it all and show off your chin. If you don't like it, you can always grow it back. Have a happy and  clean-shaven No Beard Day !!