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Friday, October 25, 2013

TGIF (eh Kristen? !) ~ Witherspoon Movie ~ Tabouli/Brown Rice/Sausage ETC ~

Good 36ยบ (in a rut) morning. Ice on the barn roof, low lying fog. BORING............


10-25... do you realize what you have to do between now and 12-25!

Took this a year ago today.... with my KEEP OUT Halloween tape on the door...
So so so sooooo miss my Maggie girl!

Reese Witherspoon is filming a movie up here in Ashland... the movie is called Wild...about a female making a trek along the Pacific Crest Trail alone ... Reese plays Cheryl Strayed (is that a pun?)
"Funny to see this!", Strayed wrote on Facebook,  "Me and Reese side by side as 'Cheryl in 1995 on the PCT.' In my defense, I didn't have a hair, makeup and wardrobe crew with me."
"Wild" is Strayed's tale of discovery in the face of personal loss. She set out alone as a young woman on the PCT and hiked 1,100 miles from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon and into Washington. Witherspoon optioned the film rights before the book was even published.


Yesterday I went out and took pictures of the work Martin had done.... all the bush trimming etc. Dude had fun running and sniffing in the pasture..
My mountain from down by the barn....

Dinner was an odd combination .. Brown rice and Tabouli  (Bulgar wheat, parsley, onion, sea salt, lemon, & garic) cooked in my rice cooker. In the steam basket I put peeled garlic (smash head with heel of hand, cut off end of each clove, put in jar with lid and shake for a minute or so until all skin comes off) and some Costco artichoke/garlic/mozzarella sausage.....

I re-hydrated some dried mushrooms with water and garlic sea salt...
I diced up the sausage, a shallot, the garlic cloves, couple tomatoes....
All that and the Goya Pigeon Peas went into the frying pan with the cooked rice and Taboli....with olive oil.... and heated.
Then I added in some simmer sauce....


Last night's score.... funny .....

Historically this date...
1962Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.
2004Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned
.... one of the worst things about Cuba being an Adam Henry is that the cigar smokers don't get to savor those awesome Cuban stogies!

We used to go to Rau's down on Beverly near Vermont to get Jerry's cigars. Hand rolled with Cuban tobacco by Cuban ladies! And they had the wildest coffee they served us. It was only about a shot glass full, but it kept you pumped up the rest of the day! POTENT.

And births this date include....
1881Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)

1886Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972) Topper!

1912Minnie Pearl, American comedian and singer (d. 1996)

1924Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)

                                               with Mickey Rooney^

1928Marion Ross, American actress

1928 – Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)

1941Helen Reddy, Australian singer
Hear me roar, baby!

1963Tracy Nelson, American actress
All I know. Happy TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day was established as an annual event  at the first World Pasta Congress held on October 25, 1995 in Rome, Italy. It is promoted by pasta manufacturers around the world.