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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lost Dogs ~ Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken ~ Bruiser's Thumb! ~ Dessert Bullet ~ Chips and Dips

Good 28º still not Spring morning.

Yesterday afternoon there were two dogs in my pasture. A male golden retriver and a female pit bull, who recently had pups. I let the dogs into my yard. They are very sweet and friendly. I called my neighbors to see if they knew where they came from. Nope. So got out the golf cart and they ran along side and we went back up into the BLM where there is a house. I called and called from the fence and finally 3 men and a woman came out along with 4 big dogs!! YIKES! No, these did not belong to them. So, getting dark and almost lost in the trees we made it back home. I gave the dogs kibble and canned food. They inhaled it!!! They slept on the porch last night. This morning I took them out kibble and treats. Another inhale! They are HUNGRY!!!! Or, just no manners. LOL.

I found a tag on Koda, the golden, and it had his name and 4 phone numbers. The collar was buried in his hair! I called all numbers and left messages, but last one was answered by the daughter of the owner. Woke her up! She said she'd give the information to her cousin who would come and get the dogs. Thank goodness. Thought I was going to have to call Animal Control. At the moment they are sitting outside my door watching me...

Ok, the young girl, probably 20, just came and got the dogs. Said the Pit belonged to her cousin and was the pack leader and probably escaped yesterday afternoon and the grandmother can't see very well, so didn't see them get out. All is well again!

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
1 (16oz) jar salsa
1 (1.25oz) package dry taco seasoning mix
1 lime, juiced
3 T. chopped fresh cilantro (or dried)
3 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves (or I like to use the skinless boneless thighs)

Place salsa, taco seasoning, lime juice, and cilantro in a slow cooker, and stir. Add chicken and stir to coat with mixture. Cover and cook on high about 4 hours or on low and cook 6-8 hours. Shred chicken with two forks to serve.

Serve over rice or in taco shells or like this woman said:
This makes a whole lot of chicken so I tried it several ways. It was good in crispy taco shells and in corn and flour tortillas. The biggest winner, however, was chicken enchiladas They were simply the best with a little cheese, pour your favorite enchilada sauce over the top, more cheese and bake. You will be in enchilada heaven.

The most viral video of this year so far... must watch! (Thanks RodJ, LASD/USMC ret !)

This video and the comments capture the failures and concerns I hope the voters in the next elections will use to make their choices.  This will probably be our LAST CHANCE to repair our country’s strength and respect.  Help make this video the most viral video for 2014.

Me in my chair watching TV with Mr. Bruise on my lap. You can see his huge paw with the extra "thumb"...
This is why when he leaves paw prints all over the hood of my car, people comment, "you have some wild critter walking all over your car." Nope, just my cat!

I was watching a show called the Dessert Bullet on TV. Ended up buying one. I have a Magic Bullet for mixing and chopping and grinding coffee and it works great, so I thought this would be a good addition. You put in frozen fruit and end up with ice cream 'like' desserts.
I used 1 cut up frozen banana and about 3 frozen strawberries.

It was sooooooooooooo good and tasted like it was super rich. Great for a summer ice cream cone!!! Calories in a medium banana: 90. Calories in strawberries: 4 calories each. A 1 cup dish of strawberry ice cream has 300 calories, 16 g fat, 40mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, total carbs 36 g. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!

Historically this date...
1857 – Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.

1965 – NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew:Gus Grissom and John Young).

2005 – Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.

And births this date include....
1904 – Joan Crawford, American actress (d. 1977)
Pretty and soft looking when she was young... then the tough look and those eyebrows!

1922 – Marty Allen, American comedian and actor
       .....he was always just too odd for my taste!

1937 – Craig Breedlove, American land speed record holder

All I know. Happy Sunday. Working on Taxes Day! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 23rd
National Chip and Dip Day

As if snackers of the world needed an excuse to indulge in the salty goodness of potato or tortilla chips along with their favorite dip, National Chip and Dip Day puts the official seal of approval on your guilty pleasure, if for but one day.


Lydia said...

Breedlove: There is a last name with potential for late night comedians):-

Cilantro lime chicken- just the title has me salivating.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! For a bit there I thought the Lord had sent you two more fur babies to love. They are both adorable! Glad you found their owners tho. I am sure they were glad to get them back.

That was a WONDERFUL video! Now to just get the uninformed to watch it and vote accordingly!

mmmmmYour frozen fruits look yummy and best of all low cal!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, that chicken does sound good. Normally I just put either red or green enchilada sauce in the crockpot and the chicken, but this sounds pretty interesting. xo

I love that Dessert Bullet, T. Came with a book of recipes, so will be "playing". So so glad the one dog had a tag with phone numbers!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

good job DR !!! sorry didn't read blog till 6:30 p.m !! p.j.

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks PJ. It's what we do!! xoxo

VanetteC said...

Love the recipes / so many dips.. so little time.. / and will try the slow cooker recipe this week too. Gary loves the only chips he'll now eat made by DonJulio Southwest Style - White Corn, an exclusive in our home to go with all these new dip choices. :-)

Also will check out the dessert maker.. Gary cannot have ice cream (milk) so this would be a good alternative. Thanks again..!!