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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TV ~ Pest Control ~ Infused Olive Oil ~ Smokey Tomato Soup ~ Sleepy Bruiser ~ Doctor's Salaries


Good 46º cloudy but no rain predicted morning.
 
Yesterday morning the DirecTV guy, Tom, showed up at 8am.

He worked on the wiring and the box.... Thought the problem was caused by maybe something chewing on the wiring so he ran new wiring. Did a great job! Instead of running the new wiring under the house he ran it in the rafters on the porch. He also said the new wiring they use has something on it that critters don't like! He was here til 10:30.
 
Then Jim from All Natural Pest showed up. They goofed and sent him instead of a tech. He did check under the house to see about the fly problem, but said he thought it was a septic problem. Didn't smell like anything dead. So, the septic people are going to call back and see when they can come out. JOY!!!!! And, the pest control tech will be here late Friday to re-bait the traps. Sigh.............................
 
While all this was going on I infused some olive oil with garlic/onion/red pepper. Don't ever want to run out of that. Soooooooooooooooooo good on so many things! Mixed with a little lemon juice it's the BEST salad dressing! 
 

I use a lid full of the red pepper and three lids full of the garlic and onion. Put them into a bowl and cover with very hot water from the faucet. Let sit until cool. Drain in wire strainer over a bowl for an hour or so. 

Using a coffee filter I press down on the pepper/garlic/onion to get out any lingering moisture. Measure out the olive oil into two wine bottles and pour into pot. Set on stove and heat, using a thermometer, to 175º. Remove from heat and add in garlic/pepper/onion. Let sit a couple hours or until cool. Putting a coffee filter into the strainer I pour in the olive oil mixture and let sit until all the olive oil has strained through.

 
This keeps perfectly in a dark cool place. No need to refrigerate, unless you use fresh garlic/onion/pepper. I keep a pour spout on the one next to my stove so it's ready any time I need it. I store this in old wine bottles ...

 
 
From Vivia in NY:
When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.
A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.
The batteries were given out free of charge.
A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
A will is a dead giveaway.
With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
A boiled egg is hard to beat.
 
 
This recipe from Beth at www.budgetbytes.com
Smokey Tomato Soup
   
2 T olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 T tomato paste
½ T smoked paprika
½ t cumin
2 (15oz) cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 cup vegetable broth
½ t brown sugar
fresh cracked pepper to taste
 
Add olive oil to a soup pot, add in the onion and garlic and cook about 2 minutes over medium heat until onions are soft.

Add tomato paste, paprika, cumin and stir and cook 2 minutes to caramelize the tomato paste and toast the spices
Add the cans of roasted tomatoes, vegetable broth, brown sugar, and some cracked pepper.

Stir to combine and heat through about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Add salt, depending on the brand of broth you use.
This soup is good chunky, but if you prefer it can be pureéd with an immersion blender to make it smooth. More water or broth may be needed if too thick.  Serves 4
 
 
Historically this date...
1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have takenEberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.

.......too bad he wasn't caught and put in an oven to die! JUSTICE.

2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.
 

2008 – The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.


And births this date include....
1906 – Eddie Albert, American actor (d. 2005)
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1936 – Glen Campbell, American singer, musician, and actor
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BY8fNzzYJAQ/UXVO8PqHGfI/AAAAAAAAo6s/VR7eIy1oI6s/s1600/glenMA29189837-0008.jpg

1937 – Jack Nicholson, American actor, film director, producer and writer
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Bruiser was still so tired from his nearly all night adventure he just slept all day. While I was watching TV he was still sleeping..on my lap! Then he cuddled up next to me on the bed and slept all night.

 
Hey, here's something interesting... doctor's salaries:
 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 22nd

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