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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Smoke ~ Life's Lesson ~ 1932 Signal ~ Roasted Eggplant ~ Drone Over China ~ Deer ~ Sinfire

Good 53º smokey morning. Yesterday we hit 96º and the smoke never left. My mountain all but disappeared. Hard to breath outside! 90º was predicted, but it was 95º at 2:30. Pressure was dropping, but no radar. Just this ugly view of my mountain!
Today the prediction is for 103º. Joy.

This from my friend Pat Tracy.... a lesson in life:
Yesterday was a pain all morning. AOL and the whole computer was acting up. I was SO frustrated.  Took a drive into RR to pick up a package at the Post Office, brought my trash can and neighbor's in, stopped at PJ and Dave's. She had some cherry tomatoes she wanted to give me.
Historically this date...
1917 – A Great Fire in ThessalonikiGreece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.

1965 – Vietnam WarOperation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.

1983 – Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).

And births this date include....
1587 – Virginia Dare, first English child born in North America

1904 – Max Factor, Polish-born cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 1996)

1936 – Robert Redford, American actor

1952 – Patrick Swayze, American actor (d. 2009)
This is interesting... a photo taken in 1932 in 'Surry', but unknown what state. There are several... Interesting because it's probably one of the first, and notice how high the buttons are. Not available for anyone in a wheelchair!

Dinner was the eggplant, finally!
The 1/4"-1/2" slices were slathered with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic salt and pepper...
Then I slathered mayonnaise on half and the Creamy Garlic Sauce on the rest...
Next came the mozzarella cheese.....
I topped the cheese with some of the "crazy salad" veggie mixture (see blog August 11th.) You could also use marinara sauce, fire roasted diced tomatoes, pesto, or anything that floats your boat!
They were baked in a pre-heated 400º oven for 30-35 minutes. I generally have to cook a little longer here as the altitude is 1200 feet, and that makes a difference. Give them 20 minutes and then keep and eye on them, checking often.
Mayonnaise and the Weber Roasted Garlic & Herb seasoning was sprinkled on~ The tomatoes were some PJ gave me.

The eggplant was FABULOUS!!!! All I could do to keep from eating it all~!

Here is a vimeo video, pictures being taken by a drone while flying over parts of China. Beautiful scenery!

Later....TV, my chair, Hallmark 'A Ring By Spring"
and a few games of solitaire on my iPad. Sort of a sore throat coming on so gargled with 1/2 water and 1/2 apple cider vinegar. Really helps! Then a shot glass of Sinfire Whiskey to sip.
Made in Hood River Oregon!
No sore throat this morning!!!
In the early evening the doe was out back laying on the grass by a water tub. Earlier she was munching on grape leaves.....
Didn't see the fawns yesterday.

The buck was out first thing in the morning and he and the other doe didn't come back. I think the smoke was so horrible they were staying low. I know Bruiser was indoors all day. He didn't want to be out there either.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 18th
National Soft Ice Cream Day

Guess it's time to go to DQ!


Anonymous said...

I too have been having trouble with AOL. About every other email I click on it freezes for a bit with the little circle going round and around! GRRRR Will have to have Kevin take a look.

I used to cook egg plant when my boys were growing up. Can't remember now what I did but I do know that I served it with the red sauce. Yours looks divine and even if you did eat it all, it is good for you! :)

LOVE the golf ball video! I know GS is going to love the chocolate part. :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, I could have eaten it all, T, but portion control is something I am trying to learn! ICK, not easy!!! xo