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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Corned Beef ~ Vanette ~ Jealous Dog ~ Water Cats ~ Vanessa Hicks Photo ~ Waffle Iron Steaks ~ 23 Things To Cook In A Waffle Iron

Good 51ยบ cloudy pressure dropping morning.

In a few days all of you who are not Irish, will be! A reminder, if you are cooking your own corned beef for St. Paddy's... put it in the Crock*Pot and cover it with Guinness beer! OMG. Makes the BEST corned beef ever!
St. Paddy's Day Corned Beef

4 # corned beef
2/3 cup brown sugar
1-2 large cans or bottles Guinness Draught beer

Don't use that packet of spices included with the corned beef, they aren't needed.
Place corned beef in Crock*Pot. Rub the brown sugar on the entire corned beef, including the bottom. Gently pour the beer around and gently over the beef to wet the sugar. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.

You can add in the cabbage/potatoes/carrots with the brisket about an hour before it's finished cooking or cook separately.

Today is a special birthday, my friend Vanette Downie Ford Christensen.... (LASD ret, Temple Stn and ELA Sgt) HAPPY BIRTHDAY VANETTE! (with her groom, Gary)
Ok, here is jealously in a sad way. Poor pup!!!!! 

Speaking of cats...
Another fun video from Ike...
Cats actually liking water...

Historically this date...
1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.

1951 – Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.1995 – Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russianlaunch vehicle.

And births this date include....
1863 – Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)

1879 – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

Lee Petty is shown here with son, Richard, grandson, Kyle and great-grandson, Adam in a 1999 photo.

Sadly, Lee Petty passed away on April 5, 2000 and Adam died tragically about a month later in a racing incident when he was practicing with a Busch series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Racing was in their blood right on down the line from Lee.

1920 – Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (d. 2001)

1928 – Frank Borman, American astronaut and CEO

1933 – Sir Michael Caine, British actor

1946 – Steve Kanaly, American actor

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian

The other night I watched a Public TV show about John Denver. He was such an awesome entertainer! OMG, he could write a song at the drop of a hat. Here are three I can't get out of my mind. I keep singing them over and over:
Annie's Song
Country Roads
Leaving on a Jet Plane
This photograph by Vanessa Hicks has generated a lot of comments. A lot of them are not good and I don't understand why. Here is a military father holding his baby in an American Flag. God bless our military and God bless our flag. This is an awesome photo as far as I am concerned. It is NOT desecrating the flag, but honoring it. Nothing more precious to all of us than our children! GREAT job Vanessa!!!

Yesterday it was Bruiser's turn at the vets. He only needed a shot, but packing him into that cat carrier is always a HUGE challenge! Vet says he looks great but he also needs his teeth cleaned. Otherwise very healthy.
After his shot I stopped at the Senior Center and got Dude's new license. Handy, I don't have to go all the way to Medford!

Dinner was Omaha (not the other O word! Whenever my friend Trish writes about cooking Omaha steaks I have to look twice to see that it's not the OVamit word!!!) steaks on the waffle iron... since I can't find my George Foreman!
I also cooked a yam, cut in half, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic salt, into the casserole Crock*Pot for 2½ hours in an inch or so of water.

Then I sprinkled (not too much) the steaks with Blazin Blends Memphis Style Barbecue Seasoning...

and if you are interested in buying...
Turned on the waffle iron to high and heated it up, sprayed with cooking spray..added the steaks, pressed down the top and held it for about 1 minute (using a pot holder!) and let them cook for 5 minutes.

OMGOOD, EASY, and you put the waffle iron plates in the dishwasher!
Check this out... as I have said before, waffle irons are a NECESSITY!
All I know. Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 14th
National Pi Day

I laughed at this one:

National Pi Day celebrates Pi, a mathematical concept  and a number that never least no one has found the end yet. Often, we round it off to 3.14. If you are a mathematician, this is your day. For National Pi Day is a celebration of mathematics. And, more specifically.... it celebrates "Pi".
Today is the birthday physicist Albert Einstein. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. The date is also represented as 3.14. We strongly suspect some combination of these two facts is why someone created the day on March 14th. However, "Pi" was around long before Albert Einstein was born.

also it is National Potato Chip Day:
Wow, gotta try some of these Lay's flavors!!!

National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, its not just a snack food. Its the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular. Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.
Did you Know? Potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853. Americans have been in love with them ever since.
Make your own potato chips! Its easy to do. The kids will love it, and so will you. Find out how.
Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is easy.... eat potato chips during meals and snacks.