Total Pageviews

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Plumber Sue ~ Burn Pile ~ Noodle Crab Stir-Fry ~ Pickled Hot Peppers

Good 38º low lying foggy morning.


'10-27' ... "any return on number or subject?"

I DID IT!!!!! Whooooot whooooot whooooo!!!!! The handle in my toilet broke and the flapper valve was not looking too good. So, I went to Ace with the broken handle and Randy helped me pick out one that would work and a new bright blue flapper valve. Without even reading instructions I put on the new handle and valve and it WORKS!!!

I did find out that it flushed perfectly with the tank lid off but wouldn't with the lid on. The chain was too long, so had to figure out how to shorten it.... putting the hook through a link and then hooking it to the handle arm. Yes!

Jeannie told me to take pictures. Not wanting to show you the inner workings of my toilet, I found these online. <g>


Martin and Leo were here for 5 hours yesterday cutting out more growth and trimming the trees in the creek at the back of the house
and those next to my carport. The burn pile is

Dinner was stir-fry... I reconstituted some dried mushrooms in wine and garlic powder, cut up onion, yellow bell pepper, and green beans....
I par-cooked some broccoli. To a hot pan with olive oil I added the veggies and sauteéd them.
Microwaved the noodles (instructions on package) and added them in along with the fake crab and broccoli ... cooked through, added the flavor packet and a cup of water and let it all heat through.



I found yesterday where I had put some of Bill and Jeannie's hot peppers in the freezer, so I got them thawed, made a brine and canned them along with some baby carrots.
Will make a fine hot martini!


Historically this date....
a lot of stuff happened...

Births this date include....

1939John Cleese, British actor and writer

1946Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)

1984 – Kelly Osbourne, English television personality
All I know. Kristen moving today. Hope all goes well Tootie! Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 27th
National Potato Day

Trish's Famous Layered Potatoes:
1. Potato slices
2. Sliced onion
3. Pimento and diced green bell pepper
4. Salt and pepper
5. Soup
Begin with a layer of sliced potatoes in baking dish. Add a layer of sliced onions. Add pimento and diced bell pepper. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top each layer with the soup mixture. Usually makes two layers. Cover and bake at 350º for an hour.
Soup mixture:
Mix a can of cream of mushroom soup and a can of cream of celery soup with 1/2 cup milk.
** Now you know me. The celery sounded good in this but you could also add a layer of thin sliced zucchini or yellow squash... Canned diced green chilies..... Sliced mushrooms... BACON!
Sliced elephant garlic..... Cheese! ..... Experiment! **

National Navy Day
Navy guys... click this link! 
Many nations around the world celebrate their navies with a special day dedicated to them. Each country selects a date relevant to their navy, often the birth date of the navy. In the United States, Navy Day is commonly celebrated on October 27th. This date was selected as it was the birth date of President Theodore Roosevelt, an avid supporter of  the US Navy. On Navy Day give some well deserved attention to your proud US Navy and to the sailors who serve and who served our country. SALUTE!
My Dad, USN WWI:
... and thanks to Greg Lundell (Wilson), Jim Harper (Wilson), George 'Gator' Hill, my nephew Jim Plumbridge, Joe Kirk (LASD), Don Davies (LASD), Lynn Helbing (LASD), Moon Mullin (LASD), Spike Dammer (LASD), Ben Hunt (LASD), Norm Spencer, Lydia's nephew Juadon Tabor, Trish's uncle JW Gage, and Jimmy Pierce (LASD)~!
(If I missed anyone, I'm sorry. Let me know and you will get a shout out next year!)