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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rain ~ TBT ~ Koda and Friend ~ Caramelized Onions ~ Shirah ~ Bruiser and Toy ~ Pigs In Blanket


Good 47ยบ drizzling cloudy morning. Rained hard last night. Started in afternoon on and off. Got almost 1/2" of the wet stuff. Looks like more today..... See, getting my truck washed Sunday did the trick. Now it will get wet and dirty. Darn!

Throw Back Thursday... Jerry on his restored (he did it) John Deere (which is now owned by former Wilsonite Jon Harting. LOL, Jon owns a John!)



Last evening was interesting. On March 23rd I posted a story of lost dogs..... a golden and a pitbull who showed up here. I called the numbers on the dog tag and the owner's daughter showed up and got the dogs....
Koda is the golden.. well, he showed up again last night and with a different little cutie pup... I called the first number on is tag and Sean showed up to get them. He said the other dog belonged to his neighbor. We discussed several neighborhood issues (idiot neighbor and shots fired in abundant numbers and some in the middle of the night). Nice guy.  Dogs home and I am relieved. Of course I fed them some Beneful dry dog food and they had water. Dude was put in the house before I let them in the yard. All worked out ok.





Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Here is a great idea. I'm thinking Leah, my hairdresser, put me onto this. Only the recipe was to use a few pats of butter, this is better and lower in calories. I cut up 3 onions that were starting to get old, a red one and two white ones. Next time I will use 6 onions. Slice into thin strips. Put in slow cooker, drizzle in olive oil. Toss well with tongs or a couple forks. Add salt and pepper if you desire. Cook on low for 12 hours. I put mine on at 8:30pm so they would be done when I got up and I could check them the last couple of hours to make sure they weren't burning at all... As it was, with only three onions they were done at 6:30 when I got up. I checked on line for recipes and found Monica's :
Scroll down through Monica's blog for the Slow Cooker version. She cooked her's on high but I cooked mine on low. She gives ideas what to do with them... you can also; mix them in with scrambled eggs, toss with pasta and an Alfredo sauce, top grilled steak/chicken/pork/fish, add to your steamed green beans or broccoli, layer in bottom of pie crust for your quiche recipe, put on a burger.


After I took them out of the slow cooker I tasted them. OMG! Soooooooooooo good I wanted to eat the whole bowl full! You can put them in zip bags and freeze them for later use. They should keep fine in the fridge for about 3-4 days.


Historically this date......
1898 – The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
1967 – Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
1980 – Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end theIran hostage crisis.


And births this date include......
1934 – Shirley MacLaine, American actor and author
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1936 – Jill Ireland, British actress (d. 1990)
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... and then there's Babs the Beeotch:
1942 – Barbra Streisand, American singer and actor
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LOL, charming.



Also, today is Carol Angiolet's birthday... friend and Brian and Jen's former neighbor. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!


Today is also Emily Baumgartner's birthday. She's Brian's State Farm Customer Service gal... the pretty redhead in the front office with the smile.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY!



 
Here is a blog of inspiration. Shirah is the daughter, beautiful smart talented daughter, of one of our Jackson County Republican gals, Sheila Foy, a past president of the group..... Shirah's adventures are above and beyond. Being in Russia has given her a new perspective as to what she wants to do with her life and to have FREEDOM! She's traveled the world. So many unique places with photos. Fascinating.


PJ and Dave brought back from Az a neat shirt for me, some sheriff badge earrings, and this play toy for Dude. Bruiser seems to like it best!


All I know. Happy TBT. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 24th
Pigs In A Blanket Day

...... or Pig On A Blanket... (This is Bruiser's chair and his blanket where he snuggles..)