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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Seafood Salad ~ Dumpster Diving ~ PJ ~ Pretty Horses

Good 55º. Got to 100º here yesterday and supposed to get warmer today. Welcome Summer!

Here is a great summer salad... Seafood Salad from The Frugal Gourmet Jeff Smith. This was one of Jerry's favorites!

2 cups mayonnaise (Best Foods of course!)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 T. lemon juice
Mix well.

2 cups shrimp
1-2 cups scallops
2 cups fake crab or fresh squid
Quickly sauté in butter or olive oil and cool
2# muscles - steamed and cooled
chopped sweet onion
grated carrot
chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
Mix all together. Refrigerate several hours.
You could also add some type of cooked small pasta to this.

Just in case  you hadn't seen this "dumpster diving" video before.. you will enjoy. Thanks Greg Lundell for sending it. One of my favs! Three bear cubs trapped inside dumpster and are rescued by some good people!

Today is my pal PJ's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PJ!!!! 

Another Lynn Helbing blonde man joke:

A blonde man was driving home, drunk as a skunk. Suddenly he has to swerve to avoid a tree, then another, then another.  A cop car pulls him over, so he tells the cop about all the trees in the road.
The cop says, "That's your air freshener swinging about!"

Historically this date..
1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.

1908 – SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.

1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
After having lived in Los Angeles, 32, Ca for all my life, now it was Los Angeles 90032. For those of you who remember, this was strange!

1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.

1981 – The Wonderland Murders occurred in the early morning hours, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.
.... that was interesting!

2007 – Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.
... I wish it was banned here in all public outdoor spaces too!

And births this date include....
1906 – Estée Lauder, American entrepreneur (d. 2004)

1916 – Olivia de Havilland, British-born actress

1931 – Leslie Caron, French actress

1952 – Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor

1961 – Diana, Princess of Wales, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and mother of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry (d. 1997)

Did some weed-eating yesterday before it got too hot. Lawnmower still won't start. Grrrrrr........ PJ said it could be a fuse. I have no idea how to tell. Then I did, as Patty calls it "domestic goddess" stuff. Dusting and vacuuming. YUCK!

In the afternoon I went over to Bill and Jeannie's. We sat and had wine and chatted. Been awhile. Out there on Upper River Road there is a horse ranch with the prettiest horses...

July! Can you believe it. Wow, Seems like it was just January! Lordy, time goes too fast!

All I know. Happy Tuesday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July oneth
Canada Day
(Look.... an American flag too!)