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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fog Turkeys Hummer ~ Amazing Frog ~ Pozole ~ Phone Evolution ~ Sunday Football Schedule

Good 30º foggy (what else is new) morning. Depressing.

Yesterday mostly foggy all day until late afternoon... to the north of me low clouds/fog hung on the mountain...

and to the south there was blue sky!
As I was out on the porch taking pictures.... Mr. Hummingbird was being nosey...
and so were the turkeys....

Yesterday I went into town, picking up mail at the post office, prescription at pharmacy, and shopping at the market. Ran into my pal and one of my BFF's Nancy Perry. We had a chat and hugs and a promise to get together SOON! Then also ran into an old friend, Dana Alden. He and his wife Janie, good friend!, are leather people. They make saddles, chaps, purses, sandles, belts..... and their son Tim is a boot maker! He has a leather shop in downtown Rogue River.
When Jerry died, he was into making holsters and I gave a bunch of his leather stuff to the Aldens. He would have been happy. He knew Janie from the vet's office and liked her. Anyway, Dana and I had a long conversation. Been a while. Good to see you Dana! Had run into Janie and Tim not too long ago either. Need to take a bottle of wine up to their house and sit and chat soon! (When are you going to be home Janie?????)

PICTURE of the day... (saw on JoAnne Webb's FB page)
This stunning image is actually five women decorated by world champion body-painter Johannes Stötter to look like an amphibian. Absolutely amazing.

Pozole (Nahuatl: pozolli po'solːi), which means "foamy"; variant spellings: pozolé, pozolli, or more commonly in the U.S. – posole) is a traditional pre-Columbian soup or stew from Mexico, which once had ritual significance. Pozole was mentioned in Fray Bernardino de Sahagún's "General History of the Things of New Spain" circa 1500. It is made from nixtamalized cacahuazintle maize, with meat, usually pork, chicken, turkey, pork rinds, chili peppers, and other seasonings and garnish.After colonization by the Spaniards, the ingredients of pozole changed, but the staple maize remained. It is a typical dish in various states such as Sinaloa, Michoacán, Guerrero, Jalisco, Morelos, State of Mexico and Distrito Federal. Pozole is served in Mexican restaurants worldwide. 
Dried hominy, which is often soaked and used for pozole
Since maize was a sacred plant for the Aztecs and other inhabitants of Mesoamerica, pozole was made to be consumed on special occasions. The conjunction of maize (usually whole hominy kernels) and meat in a single dish is of particular interest to scholars because the ancient Mesoamericans believed the gods made humans out of masa (cornmeal dough).

 Kristen sent her recipe. Sounds good...
4 lbs pork shoulder
Boil with 1 onion
For 1 hour
Remove stock and pork 

Cut pork into bite size cubes
Sauté 1/2 onion til translucent
Add pork for an additional minute
Add 2 T chili powder
1/4 t. cayenne for 1 minute
Add stock to pot with room for
Add I large can (really big can) hominy

Simmer for 1 hour
Serve with fresh cabbage, radishes, lime and cilantro. 
So yummy!!    xo K

I will make this and will also put the cabbage and radishes in the stew. Cooked radishes are HEAVENLY!!! If you ever make a pot roast, roast chicken, crockpot turkey breast (topped swith cranberry sauce mixed with onion soup mix) the last hour add in a bunch of whole radishes. OMG. You will be amazed.
This was shared by Gar Austin (LASD ret)..   funny. true!

Historically this date....
1912 – The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
.... LOVE riding those!!!
..... wow, Johnny Unitas vs Frank Gifford and Pat Summerall!

2000 – U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
...........sad sad sad day!! "Monkey Wards" a fav place to shop!

And births this date include....
1856Woodrow Wilson, American politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
My High School named after him! Our school mascot was a Mule~! LOL.
Of course Sue Shewealter and I were inside the mascot running around on the footbal field, but did anyone get a picture? No.
1922Stan Lee, American comic book writer
... plays himself on Big Bang Theory....

1934 – Dame Maggie Smith, British actress

1954 – Denzel Washington, American actor

1972 – Adam Vinatieri, American football player
...only kicker to win 5 SuperBowl rings... 4 with Patriots and 1 with Colts. (Brian and I shared!)

Speaking of football... Here's tomorrow's lineup....
Wow, Kristen's Jets against Alex's Dolphins....
Go Redskins (Booooo Giants!)
OMG, the Lambs and the Seachickens
Bill's Bills and my Pats
Jeannie's 9ers taking on the 'Zona' Birds
Brian's Colts fighting off the Jags
Packers going after Santisteven's Bears
Cliffie's Chargers against KC (and the Sunshine Band!)
Will be interesting....

Words of frustration have been streaming from my mouth. Computer is acting up. Will have to go see Turk this coming week, at his convenience. Sigh..... So, if you don't hear from me (blog, email, Facebook) you will know 'Hal' has taken a dump. I have been doing the 'restore', defrag, and scan stuff.... at least for the time it's working. Maybe a whole new computer is in the works. I'll ask Turk.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 28th
National Chocolate Candy Day

National Card Playing Day

National It's Foggy and I'm In A Bad Mood Day!