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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mowing ~ Feather Collecting ~ TBT ~ Atlas ~ Cooking Corn On The Cob

Good 46º almost 10º cooler than yesterday morning. Clear and sunny.
Yesterday morning after finishing my blog, feeding dog and cat, eating breakfast, doing dishes, and a couple other things... I mowed the front and back lawns and did some minor weed-eating. I was so THRILLED it was cool, 74º, with a breeze. HEAVEN! In a couple hours it was 83º.  

Mowing the back is a lot harder since a portion of the slope has fallen down towards the creek. Scary to mow, as the lawnmower wants to tip and toss me into the creek! By 4pm it was 90º.
While I was mowing I found 4 feathers. I love feathers and have been collecting them for years. I know my sis made sure I'd find them or Jerry. So pretty:

I have made a few wreaths out of feathers... (looking up from my desk)
Mostly turkey feathers and peacock feather and a pheasant feather...

Today is Throw Back Thursday. Here is my Dad with me, with Brian, and with Kristen. Miss you Daddy!!!!

Talked to Kristen yesterday re her surgery on Friday. She will work one more day. School is out but she's the school secretary and has a pile of stuff to finish.

I can't believe it's been two years since Brian's Atlas died. He was the SWEETEST dog ever! Miss you At-ta-less (as Jack called him!) xooxo
Jen and Atlas....

Jack and Atlas:

Brian and Atlas:

Tucker and Atlas:

Maggie and Atlas:

Did I spoil him when he came to visit?

Harley and Atlas:

Historically this date...
1944 – USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
I was born the day the peace treaty with Japan was signed aboard. My Brian served as a Marine in the Gulf War aboard the Missouri!
1955 – Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and aMercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
1962 – Frank MorrisJohn Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
1970 – After being appointed on May 15Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.
And births this date include....
1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor
.......not aging well....
1936 – Chad Everett, American actor (d.2012)
1945 – Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
.....delivered a package to her back in the '70's, when I worked for UPS. She was a real beauty in person, even with no makeup!
1956 – Joe Montana. American football player
   ........yep, still a cutie!
Later after going through my check book and making sure everything is current and finding some reruns for dinner, I showered and poured wine and watched TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 11th
Corn On The Cob Day

Millions of people love sweet corn on the cob. As summer nears, we can't wait to bring out the salt and pepper, and boil, steam or grill some fresh, sweet, corn on the cob.
National Corn on the Cob Day encourages us to celebrate and enjoy this tasty summer time treat.
Plainview, Minnesota celebrates National Corn on the Cob Day in a big way. They hold a parade and other festivities.
Did you Know? Sweet Corn originated in Mexico. It dates back to about 9,000 BC.
To celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day, boil, steam ,or grill it for dinner!
Tip: Sweet Corn loses its sweetness rapidly. Home gardeners know to pick it just before it is cooked. When buying sweet corn at a store or farm market, make sure it is fresh picked.

Here's my hints .... put some vinegar (depending how much water.. 1/3-1/2 cup) in the water you boil the corn in. It keeps it from getting mushy. Stays crispy. Won't taste like vinegar! Don't boil it very long. 3-4 minutes tops. Never add salt to the water, it makes the corn tough. Cook with lid on.
Then instead of slathering it with butter, be creative and use mayonnaise, siracha mayonnaise, use mayo and sprinkle on Parmesan cheese, mix mayonnaise with queso fresco cheese and chili powder, season some mayonnaise with pesto or wasabi powder, use ranch dressing, jalapeño jelly, brush on melted butter but season it first with garlic salt or taco seasoning or chili powder. Be creative. You will LOVE it!


Georgia Mattern said...

So glad you posted corn tips. Bought some yesterday & want to prepare something different. Also found Siracha Mayo! Guess what's for lunch??!!

Oregon Sue said...

Oh boy, GS! Good girl. Let me know how you like that Siracha Mayo! xo

Lydia said...

Good morning - Thanks for the food tips. Love the picture with dog and little boy. Those are the moments which make life worth living.

Georgia Mattern said...

Will do!