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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wine Math ~ Fishing Story ~ Sunday Football ~ Serenity Video ~ Brian Jen Tucker Sami ~ SALAD!

Good (Burrrrr) 27º morning.
Frozen grape leaves....

I did some math on the wine I like to drink to see which was the most or least expensive.... converting liters to ounces and militers to ounces was the big chore. My regular chardonnay happens to be 15¢ more per 8oz than the one I like from Trader Joe's.  Interesting. And no, I don't go for the pricey variety, I like to keep it simple!
So then comes this story from Terry Bonyea (LASD ret)...
 Fishing- an Aviator’s Story
The rain was pouring down and there was a big puddle in front of the
pub just outside the Air Force Base.
A ragged old Marine Aviator was standing near the edge with a fishing
rod, his line in the puddle.
A curious young Air Force fighter pilot came over to him and asked
what he was doing.
'Fishing,' the old guy simply said.
'Poor old fool,' the Air Force officer thought and he invited the
ragged old aviator into the pub for a drink.
As he felt he should start some conversation while they were sipping
their whisky, the haughty fighter pilot asked, "And how many have you

'You're the eighth,' the old Marine answered.
OK.... Sunday Football....
Historically this date...
1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
And births this date include....
1907 – Burgess Meredith, American actor (d. 1997)
1928 – Clu Gulager, American actor
1950 – David Leisure, American actor
1958 – Marg Helgenberger, American actress
This I got from Ike Saben (LASD ret) .. and he was right. Pour a cup of coffee or tea or a glass of wine, click on the link, and find serenity ... (watch til the end... only a minute long) Thanks Ike, still smiling...     
Yesterday I took a trip into Grants Pass to take Brian and Jen their anniversary present. They had just come back from the kid's swimming lesson and stopped at the growers mart. Jen got salad fixin's and was busy chopping and grating. I thought .."mmmmm, salad for dinner"! Brian opened the gift while Jen was busy with the knife and grater...

Got them a king size plush duel control electric blanket. Now that bed will be cozy when they climb in... 

Happy campers!
Sami was being her cutsie self...

... and Tucker was showing me his fishing information he got at school from the Department of Fish and Game..
How to fish.. what kinds of fish.. where to fish... how to tie knots for fish hooks.... They will probably be over today to see if there are any fish in my pond!
So, since Jen's salad looked good I came home and prepared one for me... I had some Asian Chopped Salad Mix so added to that some baby spinach, grated carrots, artichoke heart quarters, grape tomatoes, and some mushrooms...

Do not rinse off mushrooms, take a towel and wipe off the dirt.. then store the remainder in a paper bag in the fridge. That way they can breath and stay fresh longer.

Then I sliced and sauteéd them. Raw is ok, but like them best crispy!

Everything went into a big bowl and was tossed well. Most went into a big zip bag for later. The serving size was tossed with some Tzatziki Cucumber dressing...

The dressing is Tzatziki Cucumber from Safeway.
(Tzatziki (Anglicised: /zɑːdˈzki/Greekτζατζίκι [dzaˈdzici] or [dʒaˈdʒici]) is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbersgarlicsalt,olive oil, and sometimes lemon juice, and dill or mint or parsley. Tzatziki is always served cold.)
... and topped with cheese.....  OMGOOOOOD!!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 16th
National Fast Food Day
(HA! Salad again tonight!!!)