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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

IM BAAAACK ~ 2-11 ~ Lonely Dogs ~ Uma ~ Rain Problems ~ Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries ~ Surprised Cats ~ Bruiser ~ Pizza


Yes, today is 2-11, also 211 is California police code for robbery.
Good 40º foggy morning. Foggy here as well as in Grants Pass...

Yesterday morning it was the coldest it's been for a few, 33º. No rain since the 7th. Well, just a few sprinkles. Not enough to measure.
This was going to be on my blog on Sunday, but computer dumped.....
I have to tell you this will make you smile first thing this morning... a video compellation of dogs and their blankets:

Then... there is this one of just one dog... OMG you want to help him so badly and they you will just laugh!
Historically this date....
1939 – A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.

1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

1953 – President Dwight Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape TownSouth Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.

1997 – Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

2011 – The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.

And births this date include....
1847 – Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor (d. 1931)

1919 – Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born actress (d. 1995)

1926 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (d. 2010)

1934 – Tina Louise, American actress (Gilligan's Island!)


1936 – Burt Reynolds, American actor

Can we say "PLAS-TIK" !!

Right now there seems to be a lot of talk about Uma Thurman changing her look. Here she is before and after. I thought she was beautiful before! Don't really care for her after....

The rain here has caused some damage along with high winds..   Here is a highway in Ashland....

My go to hair girl, Leah and her Jordan, had a huge tree branch come down on top of their house.....

A little video... 8 seconds of the walkway that goes to the barn...

Here is something to make for Valentine's Day...


Hmmmmm...... close but no cigar!

My friend Linda Rohrbaugh said it looks like a mouse on Bruiser's nose with it's tail going down towards his mouth.

Monday I made a pizza....Didn't know it was National Pizza Day!  

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.
Ok, so on my pizza....
olives, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, re-hydrated green beans, cocktail shrimp (from the USA.. the only ones I could find. The rest from Asia or So. America!) rehydrated spinach, Ragu Creamy Tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese.

I mixed the shrimp, artichoke hearts, olives, mushrooms, spinach and green beans into the sauce. Then topped the pizza crust and added the cheese....

It was REALLY good but I used too much sauce. Will cut in half next time. That Creamy Tomato sauce is great! Yesterday I scooped off the toppings and set them in a strainer. Then used it to top another crust and cooked it crunchy. It was WAYYYYY better.

I got my new camera lens... a 1150-600 mm. I will tell about that tomorrow with critter photos.

I also watched the Grammy's. ICK. May comment on that tomorrow too. Picked up my computer from Turk yesterday afternoon early. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy to have Hal back! He did a super good job and fast too! See, Turk, I said you were fast! LOL.

Nuff said. All I know. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 11th.
Peppermint Patty Day
This one... Mmmmm.....

Not this one! LOL