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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Day 7 ~ Turkey Soup ~ Snow Poem ~ 10 Things We Love About Italy & Italians ~ Football Lineup ~ Annalee & Led and Barbetta

Good 32┬║ foggy morning. Day 7. Yesterday about 2pm while I was in the kitchen working on the turkey soup I heard some strange noises. Then the water started trickling out of the faucets I had the valves open on. OMG WATER~ It slowly filled the toilet tank and I got emotional when it would flush!!! So, left it trickling. Unfortunately the stress has returned. It's still just trickling, not free flowing! A call into the plumber. Me thinks that is because there is another broken pipe somewhere and the water is going out ....... Gadz I am sooooooooooooooooooo tired of this. I want things back to normal.


I did go into town yesterday... post office, bank, market, and Ace. Got lots of veggies for the turkey soup. I had boiled the bones and some with meat, set the pot on the outside back porch. Brought it in and took the meat off the bones. It was frosty and partially frozen.
Then I chopped up a leek, celery, carrots, mushrooms, and added in some mini-potatoes.
Also added in basil, garlic powder, diced jalape├▒os, salt and pepper, and some grape tomatoes.... 
Today I'm going to thicken it up with maybe cream of mushroom or chicken soup or... flour and water. We'll see...

Joan Knoeppel said I should post this poignant timely poem on my blog...

A poem by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre 


This from former high school friend and neighbor...Ellen Naugle Pantalone .... as she said, "had to share".....
Two blondes were going to Disneyland. They were driving on the I-5 freeway when they saw a sign that said, "Disneyland LEFT". They started crying and turned around and went home.


Yesterday I received this from email pal, Gator... was going to send it to my Italian friends but decided to share it with everyone. Great video... "10 Things We Love About Italy and Italians" !!!


Okie dokie.... tomorrow's football lineup...
This is good news for the Dolphins, but not for my Patriots:
"Tom Brady was a limited participant in back-to-back practices for the first time this season due to his right shoulder injury. Obviously, Brady will play Sunday against the Dolphins, but it's a trend worth pointing out. Brady has been on the injury report since Week 8, but his only other limited practices were the Thursdays of Weeks 8-9. He had been a full participant since."
.... and forgot to mention the unbelievable game Thursday night ...

A couple of special occasions today... my dear friend from high school, Annalee (Carlin) Fortini and her man Led are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary today. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! What a glorious wedding you had... red carpeting and huge white Christmas trees in the church, our pretty green dresses and holly bouquets!
Here is the Fortini website...

.... and also from Wilson celebrating a birthday today is Barbetta (Hanson) Suttles.... married to Dan...
(still a cutie!)

Births this date include....
1503Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566)
1896Jimmy Doolittle, American General (d. 1993)

1935 – Lee Remick, American actress (d. 1991)

1946 – Patty Duke, American actress

Ok, back to stressing over lack of water and this weather. Becoming more cranky! Guess I'll take out my frustrations and clean the house. Joy. Can't do laundry. Still can't shower.

All I know. Nuff said. Yeah yeah yeah, it Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 14th
National Bouillabaisse Day

Bouillabaisse is a traditional Provincial soup that originated in Marseille (see photo at top of page). It contains a variety of fish, shellfish and vegetables (celery, leeks, onions, potatoes and tomatoes). It is different from other fish soups due to the Provincial herbs and spices in the broth: basil, bay leaf, fennel, garlic, orange peel and saffron. Bouillabaisse also requires the use of bony local Mediterranean fish.* Finally, it has a distinctive method of serving: Traditionally the broth is served first, in a bowl that contains garlic bread and rouille, a mayonnaise made of olive oil, garlic, saffron and cayenne pepper. The seafood and vegetables are served separately in another bowl.

*There are at least three kinds of fish in a traditional bouillabaisse. These can include conger, monkfish (lotte), mullet, scorpionfish (rascasse), sea bream (dorade), sea robin (grondin), silver hake (merlan) and turbot. It also includes crab, langoustine, mussels, sea urchin and octopus.