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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nat Geo Compellation ~ Carrot Cake For Two ~ Tim the Leatherman ~ Mountain On Fire ~ Wine ~ Brothers & Sisters

Good 43º clear morning. Hit 83º yesterday.
I got this from Steve 10-30 Dude Voors (LASD ret)'s fascinating. A compellation of National Geographic films. About 5 minutes, pour a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy. Don't blink, it goes fast!
PICTURE OF THE DAY: such a beauty!


Historically this date
1946 – The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
1989 – Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
2012 – A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.
And births this date include...
1903 – Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (d. 1998)   His book was my bible when my children were born~!
1936 – Engelbert Humperdinck, English singer
1952 – Christine Baranski, American actress
1972 – Dwayne Johnson, American wrestler and actor
1975 – David Beckham, English footballer
How about Carrot Cake For Two!
Carrot Cake for Two ( ) 

⅓ cup all-purpose flour $0.05
½ tsp baking powder $0.04
¼ tsp salt $0.02
½ tsp cinnamon $0.05
¼ tsp nutmeg $0.03
⅛ tsp ground ginger (optional) $0.02
1 large egg (yolk only) $0.19
¼ cup brown sugar $0.12
¼ tsp vanilla extract $0.07
2 Tbsp vegetable oil $0.08
1 medium carrot $0.14
1 oz. cream cheese $0.22
1 Tbsp butter $0.07
¼ tsp vanilla extract $0.07
½ cup powdered sugar $0.13
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Stir until evenly combined.
Peel the carrot and use a large holed cheese grater to shred it into a separate bowl. Add the egg yolk, brown sugar, vanilla, and vegetable oil to the shredded carrot. Whisk these ingredients together with a fork until evenly combined.
Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and stir just until evenly combined.
Coat two small (6oz.) ramekins with non-stick spray, then divide the batter between the two. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet to make them easier to transport in and out of the oven. Bake the cakes for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
While the cakes are baking, place the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a bowl and allow them to come to room temperature. Once room temperature and soft, whisk with a fork until smooth. Stir in the powdered sugar a little at a time until it is all incorporated.
Allow the cakes to cool before spreading the cream cheese frosting over top (otherwise it will melt and slide off). Enjoy! (If you don't have small ramekins, these can be baked in a muffin tin)
Yesterday Tim called me to say all of the gun forms are sold!!!! A man in Michigan is buying them. As soon as we get the check, I will help Tim box them up, strap them to a pallet and ship them off. The new owner is starting a holster business. Good for him! Good for me!
BTW, here's a couple pictures of Tim.. working in his shop making cowboy boots and one of him using his cowboy boots to the max!

Yesterday neighbor Gerard came down and put a panel on one of the stall doors in the barn so the critters couldn't get in. It had a large gap. While down there I noticed the smoke on the mountain.... apparently a "control burn"...PJ said it was on the news Thursday night. Whew................

Stopped at my neighbor's, Frank & Cindy, as they had some of their homemade wine for me... a rosé and a white. I had a bottle of their rosé before and it's sooooooooooo GOOD!!!!

Cindy also had this funny sign she gave me:

PJ and I went up to Patty & Cliff's for a glass of wine. Their son Chuck and his wife Linda are up here from Fort Jones (near Yreka) for a surgery Chuck had in Medford. They will stay through the weekend. We had a nice visit. Been a while! Chuck doing good from his surgery. Next is one for Linda on her back. Dang we get older and fall apart! Sigh.....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 2nd
Brother's and Sister's Day
Grandchildren Alex and Jack:

Grandchildren Tucker and Sami:

Mine: Kristen, Aaron, and Brian:

Brothers and Sisters Day is a day to cherish your siblings. Sure, there's times when you love your brothers and sisters. And, there's times when you want to disown them. All in all, having a brother and/or a sister or two is invaluable. The older you get, the more you learn to appreciate them.
Celebrate Brothers and Sisters Day by touching them in some way.  A card or a phone call is appropriate for those who are separated by too many miles. A visit, or sharing a meal together, is a great way to enjoy this special day.  
Don't have a brother or sister? Become a "Big Brother" or Big Sister". Chances are, there is an organization in your area. And, they need your help.