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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rain Radar ~ Football ~ Moon ~ Green Tomato Pickle Recipe ~ Gtano's With The Girls

Good 54º really cloudy and high humidity (48%) morning. 

Looks like the rain is coming. They are getting it in the north of me and along the coast...

Last night, Monday Night Football, was quite a game...

Today is a special birthday.... Moon Mullen (LASD ret) is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOON!!!!
(Moon and his pretty bride Robyn at the 2014 Laughlin Reunion)

Ok, here's the green tomato pickle recipe...

Put small firm green tomatoes, cut in half  or left whole if real small) in sterilized jars.
2 quarts water
1 quart white vinegar
1 cup salt (kosher or canning salt is what I use)

Boil this for 5 minutes. To each jar add 2 T dill seed, 2 red peppers, and 2 cloves garlic. Then add the hot liquid and seal with sterilized lids.

This was my Uncle Lloyd's recipe, but I changed it to suite my tastes. I put jalapeños in (cut in half, seeded) and bunches of peeled and cut or slightly smashed garlic (more flavor).  Make a dirty martini with the juice and spear a couple tomatoes for garnish~!

Historically this date...
1941 – World War II: The first gas chamber experiments are conducted at Auschwitz. horrible to even think what those people went through!

1942 – World War II: First day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal asUnited States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along theMatanikau River.

And births this date include...
480 BC – Euripides, Greek playwright (d. 406 BC)

1215 – Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1294)

1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor  (d.2014)

1930 – Ray Charles, American musician (d. 2004)

1943 – Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer

1945 – Paul Petersen, American actor

1949 – Bruce Springsteen, American singer and songwriter

1959 – Jason Alexander, American actor

1961 – Willie McCool, American astronaut (d. 2003)
Columbia pilot.

Yesterday was 'day out with the girls'. We tried a new place in Grants Pass. It's Gtano's. "Nuevo Latin Cuisine" in the shopping center where Blondie's is, across the street from the Laughing Clam. The interior is beautiful...

Here are the 'girls' minus Micol who got there really late, buy the skin of her teeth! L-R Tammy, Jennifer, Hilomi, me, Dee, Sandi, and Nadja. 

The menu is awesome. So many choices, hard to choose. The owner, Juan Carlos told me about the Peruvian Margarita and it was spicy. He gave me a mini Margarita to try. OMGOOOOD!!!! So I ordered a full size one! Going back for more!

Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and all want to come back. I had the 'Seafood Chile Relleno' ... Roasted Poblano chile filled with seared tilapia, calamari, and shrimp with mushrooms and peppers covered in a creamy seafood sauce. Served with rice and beans. On the plate was also some melon ... gobble gobble gobble... oink! The rice had corn in it. Soooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!
Juan Carlos said they only use fresh ingredients, nothing canned. We're all going back! They also have a take out menu (Brian!)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 23rd
National White Chocolate Day