Good 56º sunny clear morning. This is the temp we generally warm up to in the winter! UGH. Should stay in the mid to high 90ºs all week. Whine whine whine... too hot for me!
This came across yesterday about 11am. Just in case you didn't hear about it or see it on the news...
My friend Claire writes for the local Rogue River Press and for The Examiner. Here is her article on container gardening..
I LOVE frogs.... and love this picture:
The salad I made started with cooking quinoa with a big spoon of crushed garlic in the water. Cooked in rice cooker. Cooled.
Then I cut up celery, sweet peppers, drained and quartered some artichoke hearts, and drained sliced mushrooms.
Next I grated some zucchini, put it in a colander with salt and let it sit 30 minutes, then squeezed out the extra moisture.
I heated pre-cooked bacon til crisp, drained on paper towels, cut up and cut up some goat cheese...
Cut up some sugar snap peas...
and mixed everything together...
Serve with your favorite dressing (or not) and top with crunchy salad tortilla strips..... Jeannie makes a similiar salad and uses a poblano chili dressing from Fred Meyer. Or... a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice drizzled over would be good.... or a light Asian dressing.
At Jennifer's Bob manned the barbecue and beer.... Poor Bob, a brave man... stuck with three women!
Jennifer, Micol, and I manned the wine!
Dinner was super! Jennifer's ginormous hot dogs with homemade sauerkraut, Micol's corn on the cob and pasta salad, and my quinoa salad. Micol heated the corn in the micro in the husks, removed the silk, spread on mayonnaise and a spice (I can't remember) and wrapped in foil. Bob reheated them on the barbecue. OMGOOOOOD!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer's pets.... Heaven (a Great Pyrenees mix), Keeper (Australian Shepherd), and FAT CAT Bridey Murphy!
Great evening. Thank you all!!! xoxo
Today is a special anniversary...Cyndi and Pete Moreno ... 29 years! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
Here is Pete and Cyndi in Bar Harbor Maine in 2008 when we were on a cruise from NY to Halifax and back down the east coast.
Historically this date...
1994 – Storm King Mountain, Glenwood Springs, Colorado: South Canyon Fire: 14 firefighters died in the fire.
2006 – The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
And births this date include....
1925 – Merv Griffin, American television show host (d. 2007)
1927 – Janet Leigh, American actress (d. 2004)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!!! We miss you!
1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor
Really irritated with either my computer or the danged AOL. Had the blog mostly written and AOL shut down and I had to re-do it all. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr................... Hopefully I can get my new computer from Turk sometime soon. He's not been feeling well, so a delay in him looking at it. The most important thing is for Turk to be better!
All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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