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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sun ~ Earthquake ~ Plumber ~ Corned Beef ~ Oatmeal Cookies

Good 27º burrrrrr it's cold morning. Supposed to stay sunny and warm to the high 60ºs for the next few days. Yesterday was a beautiful St. Patrick's Day... sunny and green!

Thanks Cathy for the head's up on this:
LOS ANGELES ( — A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California Monday morning.
The tremor struck at 6:25 a.m. and was “epicentered in the Santa Monica Mountains between Westwood and Encino, closer to the Valley side, about five miles below the surface,” Dr. Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Residents felt the quake in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties.
Had a call from Mike at Artoff plumbing. He came out to repair the "temporary" fix on the pipe under the porch that cracked in January. I am going to have to do the burn pile and need water close by for that.He and his assistant Brody got the pipe repaired with one that will expand and not crack under those freezing conditions.

Yesterday morning I started my corned beef. Leeks, carrots, garlic were the first ingredients in the crockpot. Next came the corned beef round, topped with brown sugar, and the Guinness was poured around. Another can with water was added, since there were so many items in the crockpot. Set it on "high" for 10 hours. After about 3 hours, I added in whole mushrooms and turned it to low. About 2 hours before being done I added in some cabbage wedges. 

I served up my plate and toped the corned beef with Jack Daniel's Horseradish Mustard...


Historically this date....
1944 – The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.

1945 – World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin

1968 – Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

1989 – In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.

1990 – The Germans in the German Democratic Republic are called to the first democratic elections in this former communist dictatorship.

1990 – In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts

And births this date include....
1837 – Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)

1909 – Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)

1938 – Charley Pride, American singer
... was a professional baseball player at one time and is now a minor owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team...

1945 – Michael Reagan, American radio host; adopted son of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

All I know. Happy Tuesday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 18th
Oatmeal Cookie Day

My Scottish grandmother would make oatmeal cookies with raisins and call them Cowboy Cookies!


Anonymous said...

Your corned beef din din looked scrumptious! Mine turned out great as well. I did add the potatoes and carrots a couple of hours later and an hour before it was done I added chopped cabbage. First time ever I've chopped the cabbage but I did it like your video said to do it and I loved it that way.

Good girl to forego the potatoes. I couldn't have had that will power as I love potatoes!
I also made Spotted Dog which is delicious. Will send a pic of it.

Glad to hear that plumber finally got out there and fixed that pipe.

XO Trisha

Lydia said...

LOVE cowboy cookies. I prefer white raisins to cook with- the dark raisins are less expensive- so they get stirred into the birdseed.

Nothing like putting a little shaking under a news station.

Hope the pipe fix holds for you.

Anonymous said...

Corned Beef looks great! I got to meet Ernest Gallo when I worked the Admin Bldg at Gallo. He had an armed guars who was very nice! t &g