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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jerry on TBT ~ Doggie Bath ~ Sweet & Sour Pork

Good 42º overcast foggy morning. Got rain about 2pm yesterday but probably not enough to measure.

Jerry working Avalon, Catalina Island 1969
DANG my Darling was darling!!!

Thanks Onion Mike for this... had seen it before but decided to share. This baby is thoroughly enjoying the "doggie bath"!!

Historically this date...

1916 – World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of Staff Erich Von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French and British, and suffer 337,000 casualties. Unbelievable!

1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of ablizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards (73 m) long.

1958 – Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched.

1966 – Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.

And births this date include...
1878 – Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)

1916 – Betty Grable, American actress (d. 1973)

Died of lung cancer at 56!

1932 – Roger Smith, American actor

1943 – Keith Richards, English guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
He's just gross!

1946 – Steven Spielberg, American film director

1954 – Ray Liotta, American actor

..... the next three gag me........

1963 – Brad Pitt, American actor
Or, maybe it's not Brad but Angelina that gags me!

1978 – Katie Holmes, American actress for the entitled!

1980 – Christina Aguilera, American singer
Can't even remember the words to our National Anthem!!! What a self-loving entitled Hollyweirdo.
Yesterday I made the Sweet & Sour Pork.
I used my favorite Tabasco Spicy Soy Sauce. I also used tomato paste in a tube and garlic and ginger in a tube.  

The pineapple I had was slices, so I drained it and cut it up along with the onion and bell pepper.

Cut up the pork taking off the fat...

And since I had these in the fridge, I added chopped celery  and a carrot.

The sugars and liquids went into a big bowl and were whisked smooth, then everything else went in and was mixed well and then added to the crockpot.... 8 hours on low. Stirred it a couple of times.
Why the recipe says to mix all and put in zip bag in freezer.... got me scratchin'. I suppose if you were making it to cook another time that would be fine, but ???

At the end of cooking time I mixed the cornstarch with water and added it to the juices. Cooking another 15 minutes. Made some black rice and voilá !!!

Very very very tasty!!!!! Will make again! Easy. Yummy. Although, next time only 5-6 hours in the crockpot.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 18th
Bake Cookies Day

Bake Cookies Day comes at an opportune time. It arrives amidst the major December holidays. It serves as a reminder to bake holiday cookies, if you haven't done so already.
People, young and old, celebrate this day by baking their favorite cookies. Make a party of it, and bake cookies in groups with family, friends, kids and grandkids. Don't stop at baking just one kind of cookies. Plan to bake a number of cookies. Try a new recipe, or two, or three, or....
If you bake more than you can eat, good for you! Wrap up gift trays filled with cookies for friends and neighbors. Most cookies freeze well, too.
Important Note: I was very surprised that Bake Cookies Day is not immediately followed by "Eat Cookies Day". I did not even find an Eat Cookies Day. So you can, and should, eat them everyday!.


Oregon Sue said...

LOL, sounds like my Jerry!!! ox

Anonymous said...

My mother used to spend a week in the kitchen baking fancy cakes, cookies and fudge. Too much work for me. I bought the cookie dough already made and will make them this weekend. So much easier.

Jerry worked Catalina a few years before John. He worked over there every summer for several weeks for SEB. It was fun to go over to visit him. Once when I was seven months pg with Eric and JJ was a bit over three. Then again when Eric was about three. Fun times.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

T, Jerry and I would take the kids and go over to Avalon evry summer around the 4th of July for a week. Kids loved the freedom of a town 1 mile square. I so miss going there. xo

Lydia said...

Baking starts here on Saturday.

Angelina Jolie's film- Unbreakable- it's on the list of must-see films. She came on the scene like a candle testing how fast it could burn out- but she seems to have settled into a life of substance.

I like your crock-pot. I usually prefer more separation of flavors than this cooking method- but as I'm away from home on long days- I'm thinking it would be a wonderful asset to reintroduce to the kitchen.