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Saturday, September 5, 2015

YEA Cool Weather! ~ Crazy Box Cat ~ Funny Bulldog ~ Blood Test & Safeway ~ Rain ~ Linda Wattelond Terror

Good 37º clear sunny morning. Not much radar around today...

In the morning yesterday it was quite cool. After I got up I put the freshly cleaned down comforter back on the bed. Got cold in the night! Boy was I happy about that last night! So was Bruiser and Dude!!!

Yesterday Bruiser was happy playing in the boxes from my UPS shipments...

Later I went into Grants Pass. Interesting clouds, fluffy and white on top, flat and dark on the bottom....

I had taken a written request for blood work from my cardiologist, the yearly thing, and my regular doctor had sent a request in from Medford for a potassium level test. Well, they only did the one cholesterol, etc test. I kept asking if the potassium test came back, but the doctor's office said 'no'. They found the request yesterday after I raised heck! Ok, that done. Then to Safeway for shopping. This Bulldog was in the car I parked next to... too cute, had to take his picture:
Don't worry, the engine was on, the AC on, and his mom was in the truck.

Had fun. Bought goodies that I will be cooking with soon, along with the regular stuff.... tomatoes, corn on the cob, broccoli/cauliflower/carrots stir fry mixture, wine, cat treats, yogurt, and others.... I was in the meat department, bought some ground turkey and some chorizo. Thought I'd make some turkey/chorizo meatballs or meatloaf. One of the butchers walked out and looked in my cart. Asked what I bought. I told him. He made a face when I said "chorizo". I asked why, didn't he like it. He said "no". I said, aren't you Mexican? He laughed, no he's Puerto Rican! He said their food is totally different from Mexican food. He said he's never eaten chips and salsa. His mom is coming to visit and will be cooking Puerto Rican food for him for a week. He was in Heaven! LOL. Fun talking to him. Now I have to research Puerto Rican food!!!
Then home....

I got home and The Bruise ran in the door... and I found him here..

That was about 1:30 and we had some sprinkles at that time. YES! About 3:30 Jennifer's Mike called to see if I was going to Grants Pass for the 1st Friday thingy they do. I said I wasn't. Stayin' home. He said it had been raining good in GP.
Whoooooo hoooooo.... 4pm THUNDER AND RAIN!!!!

Only a few sprinkles here though! Dang. Here is the radar map at that time...

Today a special birthday, my friend Linda (Watterlond) Terror, since Kindergarten through high school...
Linda and I...

Linda you are still so beautiful!!! Have a wonderful birthday!!!
Historically this date...
1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

1960 – The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

1975 – Sacramento, CaliforniaLynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. PresidentGerald Ford.

And births this date include...
1847 – Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)

1929 – Bob Newhart, American actor and comedian

1934 – Carol Lawrence, American actress and singer

1937 – William Devane, American actor

1939 – John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio)
(d. 2008)

We used to go to The Trident restaurant in Sausalito that the Kingston Trio owned.

1940 – Raquel Welch, American actress

1951 – Michael Keaton, American actor
I always loved his movies. Haven't seen him in anything lately tho. My favorite was Mr. Mom.

Later it was my chair, some leftovers, wine, and TV. Really exciting around here! It was so cold I contemplated turning on the heater or putting a fire in the wood stove! Then the sun came down lower and shown through the glass doors and it warmed up! I did have my electric chair blanket on!!!

This morning I put Dude's boneless skinless chicken thighs and chicken stock in the casserole Crock*Pot and there were a couple of small ones I put in my mini Crock*Pot with some of Trader Joe's garlic cooking sauce.
I will add in some carrots later and some cabbage. Hmmm, oh, and probably an onion or some shallots.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 5th
National Cheese Pizza Day (yummmmmmmm!)

The History Of Pizza
The history of pizza as we know it is relatively recent, given how old flat breads and cheese are in man’s cuisine. As far back as 8000 B.C.E., man knew how to mix flour with water into dough, season it with herbs and heat it on a hot stone to create a flat bread (see the history of bread). The earliest cheesemaking began about 5500 B.C.E. The pizza, if it is defined as baked flat bread covered with cheese, could have been invented by the Greeks, the Phoenicians, the people who would become the Romans or anyone in the greater Mediterranean area of the time.
In fact, while we think of pizza as a quintessential Italian food, food historians credit the idea of using bread as a “plate” for an assortment of toppings and seasonings to the Greeks, who ate flat round bread (plankuntos), topped by stews, thick broth, meats, vegetables and fruits. Just as it is today, it was a thrifty, convenient and tasty meal for the working man and his family, requiring no additional plates or utensils. One can think of pizza originating as an “edible plate”—a true convenience food. (Injera, the Ethiopian flatbread, is still used for this purpose and is a mainstay of Ethiopian cuisine—most dishes are prepared as toppers for injera.)

With the constant traffic between the worlds of Greece and Rome, plankuntos made its way to what is now Italy, where it became known as pizza. The word “pizza” may have derived from the Latin word “pinsa,” which means flatbread. Pizza became popular street food, sold from open-air stands by vendors, typically young boys who would walk around the city with small tin stoves on their heads, calling out to “hawk their wares” to customers. The pizzas of the time were simple but tasty, topped with olive oil and fresh herbs, not unlike focaccia. Sometimes, some grated sheep’s cheese was added. Pizza was still food for the poor, but soon became a tourist attraction


Lydia said...

Puerto Rican food- Rice, beans and bananas. Lots of fish, pollo (chicken) and pork. As my mom was born on the island, not coming stateside until after the first of her degrees, that I would know more about it. What I remember most was how happy she was on special occasions to serve a banana cooked in butter, with brown sugar melted alongside.

The latest Michael Keane movie- The Unintended Virtue of Ignorance- from all we could tell- unless you are a Hollywood careerist or want to see Michael Keane in his underwear- was a waste of time and talent. I don't think it made the 10 minute mark until it was flipped off.

Oregon Sue said...

Going to look up some Puerto Rican recipes. Bananas? Wow. As for Michael Keaton, I had not even heard of that movie you mentioned! xo

Anonymous said...

Last week my friend Felicia said she had some Puerto Rican food delivered. I asked her what that was like. She said if I have ever had Carib. food it was similar. So yes I said I have had Cuban food many times and she said yes it's like that. Lots of plantains, rice and beans. There's a dish she mentioned that starts with an "M". I told Deb and she knew of it right away. When we were in San Juan we ate on the ship but John and Kevin ate wings at Hooters! LOL Doubt that was Puerto Rican.

Speaking of Michael Keaton, I loved him as Batman! :)

Bruiser is a crack up! Such a funny cat!

Raquel Welsh is a few years older than I am. She was on The Huckabee Show once and she swore she has never had any "work done". Amazingly beautiful!

As for William Devane, I get soooo tired of his "gold" commercials!:(

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, more research into Puerto Rican food!
Yes, Bruiser keeps me smiling and laughing!

Anonymous said...

We are going to Trader Joe’s today and I am going to look for that garlic sauce...Dave