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Friday, October 3, 2014

Duck Theory ~ Quail ~ Bruiser ~ Jean ~ Smoked Salmon w/ Rice & Veggies ~ Bad Judge ~ Football ~ Flan

Good 44º clear morning.

10-3 is a radio code for 'stop transmitting'

Speaking of radio codes, I got the book The Duck Theory, by ret. LASD Larry Rupp. I started reading it Wednesday night. So far through the preface and Chapter 1. Long chapters, but large print which is great for us old folks! Thanks Larry!!!

I know Larry. I can't believe the horrendous life he had as a child. Extreme discipline and lack of love.

The quail mom and babies are here. They come back every year. I'm sure they nest over in the heavily wooded area. They used to nest near the house in the grapevines. I miss their 'sounds'.
This is a great video..

In these pictures, 'mom' has gotten up high to keep and eye on her babies... that is an old ancient snow plow I just kept for .... no reason.. yard art! 

And here is the Bruise on a hunt...

AND.... here is Bruiser after he killed one of my birthday balloons!

This came from Gator... thanks for the hilarious video and the laughter. Made my day!
This dog is not allowed on the bed. The owner installed a camera. I couldn't stop laughing!!!

Today is a special birthday.. Jean Schumacher, mother to Jen, the other grandmother to Tucker and Sami. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!

Historically this date..
1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by PresidentAbraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.

1951 – The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York GiantsBobby Thomson hits a game winninghome run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.

1964 – First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.

1995 – O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

And births this date include...
1900 – Thomas Wolfe, American writer (d. 1938)

1925 – Gore Vidal, American author (d. 2012)


1935 – Charles Duke, American astronaut

1941 – Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter


1954 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues musician (d. 1990)

Yesterday a construction guy, Stan, came to give me an estimate on new barn doors.. His suggestion was like a garage door. He's also estimating the cost of painting the barn. I have another painter I am going to get an estimate from too. A busy driveway yesterday.... then came UPS Dave, FedEx Mike, and Mike and AJ with All Natural Pest to take a caught ground squirrel and re-bait the bait boxes in the barn and under the house. Of course Dude pee'd on UPS and All Natural Pest tires... Bruiser climbed in the UPS truck and also the pest guy's truck. Sigh....

Then... dinner. Some dill lemon smoked salmon, 4 cheese Rice a Roni with cheese, and veggies.  

First I put the dry mushrooms in a pan with some water and a little olive oil and heated it up. Turned off the heat and let them sit. Then into the colander they went to drain while I cut up the zucchini and sauteéd it as well as some of the broccoli/carrots/snap peas... then the mushrooms were squeezed dry and sauteéd. The rice was cooking in the rice cooker.

All the vegetables were mixed together, added in chopped tomatoes, and the rice. Last the spinach was stirred in ...

I topped the vegetables with the salmon ...OMGOOOD!

I watched a new show, Bad Judge, with Kate Walsh. She doles out weird sentences, has sex with co-workers, drinks to excess, drives a ridiculous airbrushed van, and wears clothing a hot teen would wear. I hated it. What a piece of crap! Sorry.

Football last night...
Yeah Aaron Rodgers!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom BoboOctober 3rd. 
National Caramel Custard Day

  Caramel Custard ... or Flan

1½ cups sugar, divided
6 eggs
3 cups milk (or 2 cans evaporated milk & 1 can sweetened condensed milk)
2 t. vanilla extract
1. In a large heave saucepan, cook and stir ¾ cup sugar over low heat until sugar is melted and golden. Pour into 8 6-oz custard cups, tilting to coat bottom of cup. Let stand 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and vanilla and remaining sugar until combined but not foamy. Pour over caramelized sugar.
3. Place the cups in two 8" square baking pans. Pour boiling water in the past to a depth of 1". Bake at 350º for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
4. To unmold, run a knife around the rim of the cup and invert onto dessert plates. Serve warm or chilled. 8 servings.