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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Critters ~ Smile ~ Freekah & Dolmas ~ Ace Dan ~ S'mores & S'mores Pie

Good 52º. Should only be in the 80ºs until next weekend. We shall see..............

Yesterday at noon it was 84º and my weather station said rain and thunder... never happened.

Squirrel trap Thursday...

Squirrel traps Friday...

And then........................ no squirrel, but :
So, Brian caught a skunk Thursday and one landed in this trap yesterday!
Jack showed up in the afternoon and off they went. He will bring more traps next week.

When I met Edda GloW and John at the Elks I word this shirt...
I had first gone to Ace and it made ALL the guys working and Dori smile and laugh! The wine gang at the Elks smiled and laughed too! See, you can't hide that secret!

Yesterday I fixed a "Greek" meal. I bought the Freekah at Grocery Outlet. Never had seen "young green roasted cracked wheat" before. Sounded interesting. Sort of like bulgur wheat. These Dolmas are grape leaves wrapped around rice and a little tangy. Mmmmmmm.....
(BTW, that's not vodka in the Ketel One bottle, I put white vinegar in it!) The Freekah comes from Turkey. I put it in my rice cooker with some grated garlic, diced tomatoes, and capers. When it was done I stirred in some mozzarella and some white/yellow cheese blend.
GREAT meal!!!! Next time I cook it I will add in some chicken or some tuna or salmon. Extremely healthy... LOTS of fiber.

Speaking of Ace..... I was watching the news and they announced this month's winner of the trip/one night stay/ at the coast. The winner was Ace's own Big Dan! (sorry, pictures off the TV are not my forté)

Historically this date...
1963 – The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in MarunouchiTokyo,Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.

1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking 9 of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.

Births this date include....
1896 – Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)

1898 – Shirley Booth, American actress (d. 1992)

1906 – Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)

1908 – Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)

1939 – Elizabeth Ashley, American actress

1972 – Cameron Diaz, American actress

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 30th

During eleven out of the  twelve months of the year, we enjoy a wide range of holidays. When we get to August, there is a major shortage of big holidays to celebrate. Perhaps that is why many Europeans take the month of August off for vacation.
Perhaps it as just as well that there are no big holidays to compete with National Marshmallow Toasting Day. After all, how could any holiday compare with this day!?!
Enjoy today or tonight by a campfire or bonfire, toasting a big, soft, sticky and sweet marshmallow, or two, or three, or….. Summer would not be the same without a campfire and this great campfire treat. Summer is short. Summer is good. Let's enjoy it while it is still here. Toast a marshmallow and forget about everything else. 
And, don't forget to make a few S'mores. The recipe is below.

S'mores Recipe:

  • Chocolate candy bar
  • Honey Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Break off a square of Graham cracker
  • Add a piece of Chocolate.
  • Toast a big marshmallow over the campfire.
  • Add the hot marshmallow.
  • Top it with another graham Cracker.
  • Eat , savor and enjoy!
Note: You can make S'mores in the microwave. Just put them together and pop them into the microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds.

Or make a S'mores Pie!