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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Clouds ~ Sister ~ Chicken Zucchini Poppers ~ New TV Show ~ 5 Miles Run ~ Goats

Good 54º cloudy morning.

Interesting, today is my oldest sister's birthday. Hmmmm... don't even know if she's still alive. Never hear from her children or her! Long story. Anyway, if she's still above ground she's 85.

This picture taken in 1951...
Betty Mom (d 1994) me (still above ground!) Marion (d. 2004)

I saw this recipe for "Chicken Zucchini Poppers" and decided to make it with ground turkey. Original recipe: 1# ground chicken, 2 c grated zucchini, 2-3 green onions sliced, 3-4 t. cilantro minced, 1 clove garlic, 1 t salt, 1/2 t. pepper, optional 3/4 t cumin, olive oil for cooking. Mix all (will be wet). Heat pan, drizzle in olive oil. Use small scoop and cook meatballs 8-10 minutes at a time, turning to brown. Serve with guacamole, salsa, or fav dip.

I made the meatballs two nights ago ... used, as I said, ground turkey, added minced canned garlic, dry cilantro leaves, dried chives, and TJ's 12 Spice... and of course the grated zucchini....

I mixed it all up and put it in a zip bag until time to cook...

When I cooked the turkey mixture I added in a few leftover mushrooms that were in the fridge...

While they cooked I mixed up some Ro-Tel and some Ruffles Bacon Dip...

When I plated it I spooned the dip around the edges.

WONDERFUL!!!!!! Moist and very tasty!

Last night I made a hamburger with this mixture and Raman "buns"... pictures of that later....

Got caught up on a couple things yesterday. Today is Rogue River's National Rooster Crow. People from all over bring their roosters and also participate in the "I can crow like a rooster" contest. The parade is at 10. Later this afternoon PJ and I will go into town and look at the booths and art work.

Yesterday afternoon I ran 5 miles. (giggle) I drove the golf cart and Dude ran...

Down  by my gate the neighbor has put two goats. They are new and "chat" (baaaa baaaa) with me but are afraid of Dude... so they stand way back when he's out there.. and watch him! Don't know their names yet. Tried giving them a dog cookie but they didn't eat it. Surprised me. Thought goats ate EVERYTHING!

Such a pretty day yesterday... got REALLY windy in the afternoon though. But after hearing about all the giant hail, tornados, and flooding elsewhere, I'm happy.

Watched a new show I had recorded called Brooklyn Taxi. Interesting. This NY cop gets her driving privileges suspended, arrests a taxi driver, believes his story and promises to get him released. He promises to drive her anywhere when she's on duty. Different.

Historically this date...
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1997 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield's ear.

2005 – War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

And births this date include...
1926 – Mel Brooks, American filmmaker

1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress

1960 – John Elway, American football player

1966 – John Cusack, American actor

1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

Another of Lynn's blonde man jokes:
A blonde man spies a letter lying on his doormat.
It says on the envelope "DO NOT BEND ".
He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Insurance Awareness Day
(That's my boy!)

Insurance Awareness Day has got to be one of your top holidays, right!? Now, at this point, one must be asking... Why Insurance Awareness Day? Good question.
Insurance, be it home, auto or life insurance, offers you peace of mind that if something happens, you will be financially protected. Of course when it comes to life insurance, if something happens, you won't be around to worry about the outcome.  
Insurance is a gamble. If you buy it, you're gambling that something will go wrong. If you don't buy it, you're gambling that something will not happen.
Were not sure what you should do to enjoy and appreciate this day. We are certain what the insurance companies would like you to do today........

The Origin of Insurance Awareness Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. But, you can be certain that insurance companies had a little something to do with the origination of this day. 


Lydia said...

Those poppers look GOOD.

Gerry liked the photos of the barn and goats.

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks L. Thanks Gerry. The mixture with the zucchini could be made with beef or chicken or pork also. The zucchini makes it very juicy and tender. I'm going to try a couple more things with it. xo

Anonymous said...

Sad about your sister. There are two in our dd group with that situation.

You never cease to amaze me with your food concoctions. You are a natural talent!

Happy Insurance Awareness Day Brian! Love my State Farm! Glad I have always had them. They have ALWAYS been there for us! They are the only company who will sell us home owners insurance because of where we live.

XOXO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks so much T!!! As for State Farm, you can make good money investing in their State Farm Bank Life Path and Mutual Funds. I've done well!!! Amazing to me. And boy am I spoiled, love State Farm and now my son is my agent. He takes great care of his mom!! xo