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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Recycle That Pumpkin ~ Lynda & Rick ~ RR Crash ~ Musashi ~ Grants Pass Art Museum ~ Evan & Brianna ~ Brian & Jen's Halloween

Good 44º cooler very foggy morning. Hit 55º yesterday. I hoped it wouldn't rain on the trick-or-treaters and the high school football games and it didn't! Yeah.
There are several things you can do with your Halloween pumpkin when the celebrating is over... Turn them in to feeders for the birds... or leave them out for the squirrels to enjoy...

My dear friend Charline Aubin (1939-1999) gave me her recipe for stuffed pumpkin. Easy and sooooooooooo good!

Charline's Stuffed Pumpkin
"Select a small firm dark skinned pumpkin. Cut top as though you were preparing a Halloween pumpkin and retain the top. Clean out seeds and excess membrane. Salt well and set aside.
(depends on the size of the cavity)
Ground beef, sufficient to fill cavity)
onions, chopped (1 per pound of meat)
salt, pepper, sage, bay leaf, basil, celery salt, garlic ... any 'earthy' spices/herbs
Brown beef and onions with seasonings. Drain excess fat. Rinse pumpkin cavity, dry and salt lightly.
Fill with stuffing and replace top.
Place in shallow baking dish, such as a pie pan or 9x9 pyrex, and fill 1/2 full of water. Bake low and slow.. 250º - 300º until you can press easily into the pumpkin skin.  Serve whole pumpkin. Scoop out stuffing along with the cooked pumpkin. Best served with potatoes and salad."
**Because you know how I alter recipes... my additions are sauteéd mushrooms and some crumbled bacon. Cheese, about 2 cups shredded, is also good. Also, mix in some canned undiluted cream of mushroom soup.** Now if you don't cook it the above way, you can set it in a baking dish, wipe outside well with olive oil, and bake 350º for about 1½-2 hours.
Today two special people, Lynda & Rick Castro (LASD ret) are celebrating today .. HAPPY 22nd ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!!

Historically this date
1520 – The Strait of Magellan is discovered, the passage immediately south of mainlandSouth America, connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first navigated byFerdinand Magellan during the first global circumnavigation voyage.

1683 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.

1800 – US President John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).

1915 – Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of HernandezNew Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.

1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

And births this date include...
1907 – Max "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom, American boxer (d. 1976)

1941 – Robert Foxworth, American actor

Married to Liz Montgomery until her death.

1957 – Lyle Lovett, American singer
So so weird.

1972 – Jenny McCarthy, American actress and model
Headed to Grants Pass yesterday morning.. an accident on our road. Truck took a dive and crashed into a rock wall....

It was haircut day. I had thought of growing it longer and did for a couple of months and then got tired of it, so back short! Then to Musashi for a quick bite with Jennifer and her friend, Chris Ponderlick, who is the director of the art museum in Grants Pass. I had saké and a Ninja Roll (cooked crab, cheese, rice, etc.)

This handsome Halloween guy was in the restaurant!

After hearing about the art show going on at the Art Museum in GP, I am going to go. It is a photography show by an Ashland Photographer, David Winston.
I think the museum is open M-F noon-4pm. It's at 232 SW 6th Street.

Stopped at neighbors Frank & Cindy's. Their grandchildren, Evan and Brianna were playing in grandpa's Jeep... cute little bugs!!!

Evening time I headed to Brian and Jen's for their annual Halloween Party... Jen was going a mile a minute. Decorations, tons of food, and costumes. A bunch of their friends and their children showed up. Everyone ate and then they headed out to trick or treat.  
Jennifer.... Lady of the Mansion...

The Johnson's... Dan Jessica and Dana... Troy was off with the other kids..

Bruce and Barbel Donovan bearded Duck Dynasty ....

Sami was Elsa from Frozen and Tucker (rummaging in the closet for his helmet) was a Storm Trooper from Star Wars ..

I had contemplated wearing my "press stalker" outfit, but changed my mind and just enjoyed everyone else's costumes...
My name on the press pass is Puddin Tane... !!!
Don't forget...................... tonight before you go to bed!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 1st.
National Bison Day

Read this about the Bison, they are NOT Buffalo! Interesting.. thank you stipid government!

National Deep Fried Clams Day (be still my heart!)
AND... National Vinegar Day

AND............... National Cook For Your Dog Day

I'm doin' it! Got boneless skinless chicken thighs with organic low sodium chicken stock in the crockpot for Dude...