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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sky ~ Dude & Bruiser ~ Tucker Sami Dan & Dana ~ Stuffed Bell Peppers ~ Corn On The Cob ~ "Amonds" ~ Rice Pudding

Good 52º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday the temps climbed steadily... 9am 62º, 10am 71º, 11:30 79º, 11:45 82º, 12:15 83º, 1:45 86º, 2:15 89º, 2:40 90º.
The good thing is there was no smoke, for two days in a row!

By later in the afternoon we got a little wind and some clouds over my mountain...

But by 3:15 we had the smoke back with gusto! Stinky!

....and of course Dude is relaxing watching out the door and the Bruise has to sniff him.. which of course makes Dude nervous!

A weekend camping trip for Brian Jen and the kids. Tucker enjoying a s'more:

Brian's pal Dan:
And this is just too funny.... Sami at "day care" and Dan getting ready to put Dana in "day care" too:

A sourdough English muffin half with guacamolé, plain low fat yogurt, carrots, and pickled asparagus. Yummmmy!
I did exciting stuff like watering, filling the water tubs for the critters, left some cracked corn out for the birds, did a load of laundry. Whooppeeee...
Then I decided to stuff some bell peppers I had in the fridge.

I sauteéd the turkey in olive oil, added in shallots, mushrooms, the diced tops of the peppers, and garlic:

Then in went chopped parsley, spinach, and some Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute:

Lastly I added in the package of Boursin Garlic and Herb cheese....

I put a cup of chardonnay in the bottom of the Crock*Pot, added the stuffed peppers, and topped them with Panko crumbs.... 6 hours on low.

Historically this date.............
1936 – Summer Olympic GamesGames of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.

1944 – The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.

1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bombFat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.

1969 – Followers led by Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski),coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.

1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandalRichard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice PresidentGerald Ford, becomes president.

1988 – Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in hockey history, upsetting many Canadians.

1993 – The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership. Sure wish that would happen here!!!!!

And births this date include....
1944 – Sam Elliott, American actor
Born in Sacramento, graduated high school in Portland, and went to Cal State LA....
(His wife, in March 2011, Katherine Ross, got a restraining order against their daughter after she allegedly repeatedly stabbed her with a pair of scissors. Elliott has been married to his one and only wife, Ross, since 1984. She, on the other hand was married 4 times before Sam~)
If the haircut is for a movie, fine. But, if it's not, UGH!

  1957 – Melanie Griffith, American actress

Lunch was an ear of corn with the creamy garlic sauce slathered on it! OMGOOOOD! Remember when you cook corn, bring water to a boil with about 1/4 - 1 cup of white vinegar..depending on how much water. Put the corn in and take off heat and let sit 10-12 minutes. The vinegar keeps the corn from getting mushy!

Snack: Kirkland dry roasted macadamia nuts and amonds.
Yes, "amonds". If you are from the almond growing country you know this. When the almonds are harvested the trees are shaken so all the nuts fall off. Once they are off the tree, they've had the "L" knocked out of them! Here is a video of such work and notice the young man calls them "amonds"!

Ahhhh dinner.... one of the stuffed peppers topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce topped with cream cheese and tomatoes. OMGOOOOOD!!!!

Then a Hallmark movie that was lousy. Can't remember the name, but a woman who starts her own company and her husband becomes a stay at home dad and raises the kids. They eventually head to college. Dad is not happy because the wife doesn't accompany them to the school to get settled in the dorms. The dad decides to file for separation and signs up at the college to finally get his engineering degree. The financial backers of the mom's company sell it. She decides to go to the college too and get her degree. She gives the school a huge donation and gets to live in the dorm also. The kids are furious. It goes on and on... I fast forwarded it to the end!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 9th
National Rice Pudding Day

Check this out... Ree, The Pioneer Woman is funny! And her recipe sounds great!


Lydia said...

I think Gerry had that Hallmark movie on- I convinced him to go to the bookstore. Much, much better way to spend the evening.

Love the camping pictures. And the stuffed bell pepper- oh, my.

Oregon Sue said...

Kids sure are having a good time at the coast! Yes, the pepper was so good! Don't know why I don't make them more often! xo

Anonymous said...

LOVE the frog corn holders!! Sooooo cute!

Anonymous said...

I was disappointed that you didn't give the recipe for your stuffed bell peppers. I know the boys wouldn't eat the peppers but I am sure they would like the stuffing.

Interesting video about the "amonds". He said they are called that once they hit the ground. What an involved job. No wonder they are expensive. I hear those trees take more water than any others.

You eat some very interesting food for breakfast! LOL I rarely eat "breakfast" food for breakfast. Matthew loves the blue berry pancakes on a stick. There's a sausage in the middle of them.

The kids look like they are having a ball! Fun before school starts!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Ha ha ha... yes, GS, I love them too. Being the "frog nut" that I am.xo

Anonymous said...

I re read the blog about the ingredients for the stuffed bell peppers. Sorry I missed all that the first time around because John was sitting here talking to me while I was reading.

Looks very yummy!!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Go Trish!!!