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Friday, March 14, 2014

Dog Commercials ~ Vanette ~ Colcannon ~ Salmon w/ Stir-Fried Veggies ~ Geese ~ Bruiser

Good 42º possibility of rain morning. Yesterday felt like 80º when I was out mowing, but it was only 64º!! With that sun shining it sure feels a lot warmer. Now we have rain in the radar ... but the forecast doesn't include rain...    ???

These commercials are so funny.... 40 seconds each. If you haven't seen them, enjoy. If you have, enjoy again!

Hey Vanette Ford Christensen (LASD ret)...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Vanette worked at Temple and ELA as a Sgt when I was there.  Here she is with her honey, Gary. Vanette's name is interesting.. her Dad was named Van and her mom's best friend was Jeanette. So......

Colcannon. A St. Pat's staple and tradition in my house! And a BIG FAVORITE of mine!

Colcannon is traditionally made from mashed potatoes and kale (or cabbage), with milk (or cream), butter, salt and pepper added. It can contain other ingredients such as scallions, leeks, onions and chives. There are many regional variations of this dish.It is often eaten with boiled ham or Irish bacon.
An old Irish Halloween tradition is to serve colcannon with a ring and a thimble hidden in the fluffy green-flecked dish. Prizes of small coins such as threepenny or sixpenny bits were also concealed in it.

The Welsh dish cawl cennin, despite the somewhat similar sound of the expression, is etymologically unrelated to colcannon, and is a leek soup, literally "broth (of) leeks."

2 pounds white cabbage, shredded
2 cups water
4 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 cups milk
1 cup chopped green onions
Sea salt and coarse ground black pepper
1/4 cup melted butter
Crumbled cooked bacon and fresh minced flat leaf parsley

In large saucepan bring water & cabbage to boil. Reduce heat and let simmer 10 minutes. Drain, reserving cooking liquid.

Place cooking liquid back into pan with potatoes, add enough water to cover. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

In a small saucepan bring milk and onions to boil, remove from heat. In large bowl mash potatoes, add milk mixture, beat until blended. Add in cabbage, salt and pepper. Stir well. Put into serving bowl and drizzle with butter, bacon, and parsley. 12+ servings.

Prior to mowing the front grass yesterday I went into town. Vets for flea/tic meds for the Bruise. Birthday cards mailed at Post Office. Picked up some Gold Bond with Aloe lotion that I have discovered I LOVE. Makes my skin soooooooooooo soft and those rough old heels on the bottom of my feet !!!! Then to the market for a corned beef brisket, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, leeks, Dave's Killer Rockin' Rye Bread ( ), Jack Daniel's horseradish mustard,  and a Guinness beer. Also picked up  fresh Chinook salmon.  So, dinner last night was salmon... topped with garlic powder, basil, and hazelnut rub... cooked in Brummel and Browns....

The the veggies were stir-fried in a bit of olive oil and then lemon juice added, the lid put on so they'd steam....

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo good. Leftovers for tonight!

The two pair of geese hung out all day. Lounging in the pasture in the sun! 

While Bruiser was in and out and doing his climbing all over the place routine ... on top of my computer, one paw on the flashlight, and something outside caught his eye!

Historically this date...
1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.

1951 – Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
1995 – Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first Americanastronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.

And births this date include....

1863 – Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)

1879 – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1928 – Frank Borman, American astronaut
1933 – Michael Caine, British actor
1946 – Steve Kanaly, American actor
1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 14th
National Potato Chip Day



Lydia said...

Thank you for the colcannon recipe. I'm ashamed to admit I've never made.

Oregon Sue said...

Don't worry, you're not Irish.... one step at a time! ox

VanetteC said...

THANK YOU Sue for the Birthday wishes. Since I've taken a FB break, I don't get very many messages any I am indeed Irish (mixed with Scots and English) and love your Colcannon Recipe and all my stuff ready to cook for Monday. BTW... I look forward to seeing you in Laughlin next month.

Oregon Sue said...

Vanette, Laughlin will be fun!!! xoxo