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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Avocados ~ Eggs/SausageBacon/Sweet Peppers/Spinach/Cheese ~ Baby Ground Squirrels ~ Artichoke & Roasted Carrot Chips

Good 58º cloudy morning...

Yesterday it was 90º by 2pm. Yuck!

Hard to believe it's the end of May already!

Posted this on May 20th...
"Got an email yesterday from Mike Nelson (LASD ret) and the told me the following:
Ever wonder how restaurants always have ripe avocados? Put the unripe avocado in microwave for 45 seconds, let sit for six hours, it will be ripe, firm and tasty.
Ok, if you have a green avocado, try this and let me know if it works!!!"

So.......................... I got avocados at Costco, shared most of them and kept one to experiment with. I let it sit overnight after the 45 seconds in the microwave... then cut it open.
Going from being hard as a rock to edible. Amazing.

Yesterday for breakfast I sauteéd some sweet peppers, added in a couple eggs, toped with crumbles of sausage and bacon. Let cook slow with lid on. Served on a bed of baby spinach, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese.....

Historically this date....
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.

1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.

1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.

1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.

1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.

1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

1998 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.

2005– American student Natalee Holloway disappears while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and caused a media sensation in the United States.
2013 – Nigeria passes a law banning same-sex

And births this date include....
1927 – Clint Walker, American actor
... he sure WAS a hunk!

1936 – Keir Dullea, American actor

1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
.... WOW, she's sure still got IT~

1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
.... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.

1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, astronaut

1964 – Wynonna Judd, American country singer

Yesterday was "mow day" again. Worked until it was too hot. As I was mowing along I saw something moving in the grass... it was a teeny tiny ground squirrel baby! I picked it up and rubbed it's head and it relaxed. It was so scared. I put it up under a tree by a ground squirrel hole. 
Then back to mowing...
Then... I saw another one!
Ground squirrels are not my favorite critter, but NO WAY could I kill those babies!!!! I hope their mother finds them! Soooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!

Dinner was an artichoke...

I also roasted some more carrot chips. They are so good!! Toss with olive oil and garlic salt... 350º for 25 minutes. 

LOL, sitting in my chair after dinner and got a text from Brian ... his dinner:
When he was small he could never eat the whole artichoke, so lucky Mom, I got the heart! It was a sad day when he could eat it all!!! 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tucker's Baseball Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 30th
Mint Julep Day


Georgia Mattern said...

Oh thanks!! Now I have to go get some artichokes, carrots & avocado's!! lol

Oregon Sue said...

Ha ha ha, GS!!!! xo

Lydia said...

Thank YOU for the avocado tip! When did you say breakfast is served at your house? I think squirrels are cute when they are someplace other than eating my garden or putting holes in the hillside where I want my house to stay standing.

Oregon Sue said...

Gray squirrels are awesome, but ground squirrels are destructive! ox