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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Onion Storage ~ Fixed Sign ~ Mike & Jennifer ~ Taco Pasta Salad ~ Eye Colors

Good 57º cloudy morning.
Yesterday I piddled around the house all morning. It stayed cool with a great breeze. With this nice cool weather it's wonderful to leave the windows open, except for the IRRITATING rooster my neighbors Gerard and Maria have! GADZ I wish they'd roast him for dinner! What a pain to hear constantly!!!!
Here is an interesting storage trick. Store onions in pantyhose. Tie a knot between each one to separate. They will last up to 8 months!

In the afternoon I headed to Grants Pass. As I left my driveway I noticed my sign Jerry had made and been broken with the 4 having fallen off and in need of paint and hanging sideways was FIXED! OMG. Jerry made this just after he got his John Deere tractor so he painted the sign with the John Deere green and yellow!
When I came back home I stopped at neighbors Frank and Cindy and it was Frank who fixed and painted the sign! What GREAT neighbors I have. So fortunate! Thanks again Frank!!! xoxoxo's

I headed to The Haul (yes, again) and met Mike.

He got there early and ordered a 'cheese plate'. It consisted of 3 cheeses (OH SO GOOD!), Tasso ham, roasted nuts, and ciabatta toast. Jennifer got there a little late, but we totally forgave her! LOL. Anyway, she and Mike had a pizza (musta been good, not one piece left!) and I had a Cesar salad....

Mike had some kind of Russian beer and Jen and I had wine...

We sat there and yackety yaked for several hours! I told Chad, the owner, I loved the mussel pizza I had on the last visit, but it needed more mussels. He said he'd do that! Back to The Haul soon for another pizza!
I took Jen one of the 9x9 pans of the tamale casserole to try.

Historically this date...
1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club inLondon.

2007 – U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform airstrikes in BaghdadIraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.

And births this date include....
1908 – Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)

1937 – Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor
And now he's proven he's a piece of shit!

1948 – Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer
.........and really weird

1951 – Brian Grazer, American film producer
.....somebody ought to buy this dingbat a hairbrush!

1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress
Since yesterday was Tamale Casserole day, today's dish is Taco Pasta Salad:

1# medium pasta shells (your fav)
1 can black beans, drained
2 cups corn, frozen canned or fresh
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1½ cups your fav salsa
½ cup cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
¼ cup lime juice
2 T Old El Paso taco seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, or your fav
3 avocados, firm but ripe, diced
Cook pasta, drain, and cool. In large bowl mix pasta, beans, corn, cilantro, tomatoes, and salsa. Toss gently.

In small bowl whisk olive oil, lime juice, taco seasoning, and garlic. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Chill until serving. Prior to serving toss in the cheese and avocado.
I was not hungry so no dinner. Watched TV. Napped in chair! Ahhhhh...... Will make that taco pasta salad in the next couple of days. Just drooling looking at it!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 12th
Different Colored Eyes Day
Different Colored Eyes Day has two reasons to celebrate.  First of all, it celebrates diversity of eye color. Wouldn't the world be boring, if everyone had the same color of eyes?
Secondly, it recognizes an eye condition called Heterochromia. People who have this trait,  have two different colors of eyes. One eye may be brown, while the other is blue.  Famous people who have Heterochromia include David Bowie, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Walken.
Your eyes are an important part of your appearance. They are also important in communications. When you look into your lover's eyes, you need to like what you see. Making "eye contact" just wouldn't be the same without different colored eye. Isn't it great that we have a variety of eye colors to set us apart from one another?
Eye colors include:
Shades of brown
Shades of blue
Shades of green
Celebrate Different Colored Eyes Day by taking particular notice of the eye colors of everyone you see.

Mine are hazel, what are yours?


Anonymous said...

What color is hazel anyway? Is it a greenish blue? We are still wondering what color Ian's eyes will settle on. They are a deep blue right now which we think is amazing since Debbie's are so brown as are Isabella's. Of course Kevin's are blue blue. Interesting.

Thursday night I made a Taco Hamburger Helper. Of course I added stuff to it and to my surprise the guys loved it! Now they have eaten the leftovers several times. A great hurry up dinner that's filling and inexpensive to make. :)

What great neighbors you have! So nice! Those John Deere colors are also the colors of LASD! :)

XO Trisha

Lydia said...

Closed up the house already- it feels like your heat wave arrived here):- Don't think I want to cook anything which will heat up the house longer than making a grilled cheese sandwich.

My eyes are tow toned. Blue on blue on the outer rim then fade to green. What I'm wearing and lighting conditions affect what others perceive them to be.