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Monday, June 8, 2015

Tap Rock (again!) ~ Ellie Mae ~ Salmon & Veggies


Good 57º clear and sunny morning. Got to 98º yesterday. UGH!
 
Pollen count right now is 9.30 out of 12. Good luck people!
 
Yesterday morning I met up with Brian and family at Tap Rock. I know......... 3 times in 5 days eating there! Tucker and Sami love eating at the buffet. I was a little early. I wore one of my 'cat' shirts. A lady walking by told me she loved it.

Then I showed her my cat purse. She went wild. On her way back to her table we talked about cats. I said my Harley Davidson lived to be 22. She had a female cat who lived to almost 24! Then I showed her Bruiser's picture. She melted!
 
Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami had the buffet.
Tucker's low cal waffle... whipped cream and chocolate chips:

Sami's .. but at least she has a plate of fruit and a piece of ham:

I ordered off the menu ... a Vegetarian Omelet: Fresh organic spinach, Tillamook Swiss Cheese, zucchini, cremini mushrooms, tomato, garlic, onions. Topped with a classic Hollandaise sauce. Served with fresh seasonal fruit and a blueberry muffin. OMG this was sooooooooo good!!!! The zucchini wasn't mushy, still a little bite to it. Hollandaise sauce was perfect! Of course a mimosa or two!

Great breakfast. Such fun with family! Taking Sami's picture sometimes is a challange...

 
My pal Ann Ramirez (LASD ret), wife of Gabe (LASD ret) sent this picture of their dog Ellie Mae ... she has a moustache! How cute is that!

 
Historically this date.............
1949 – The celebrities Helen KellerDorothy ParkerDanny KayeFredric MarchJohn GarfieldPaul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.

1953 – An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.

1966 – Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

1972 – Vietnam War: The Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm.

 

And births this date include...
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1927 – Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor
              .......ick. can't stand him!
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1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and author (d.2014)
             ........... ditto ick!
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1936 – James Darren, American actor, singer, and director
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1940 – Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
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So, came home from Tap Rock, ran '5 Miles' to the trash can, decided to cook something healthy for dinner... Reconstituted some Harmony House peas, and some artichoke hearts, garlic, mozzarella cheese, and a piece of salmon...

I sauteéd the salmon crispy on the outside with some lemon infused olive oil (my recipe)

and steamed the broccoli. Then I added the artichoke hearts, broccoli, and peas to the pan with salmon and heated well adding in some butter and fresh squeezed lemon and minced garlic.

I dished it up and topped the salmon with some Siracha Mayo~! And mozzarella on the veggies. OMGOOOOD!!!


 
This must be true, as I posted a blurb about it yesterday. This was on another site...
 

Problem: Rubbery Celery

Solution: Wrap in aluminum foil and store in the fridge.
Celery is one of those veggies that can quickly go from crisp and crunchy to rubbery and tasteless, but you can lengthen the life of this vegetable by taking a few extra minutes to store it properly. After separating, washing, and drying the stalks, wrap them tightly in aluminum foil. This keeps the air out and moisture in, but still allows the ethylene gas to escape (as opposed to plastic bags, which trap it in), slowing the ripening process and keeping the veggie fresh for up to a few weeks.
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 8th
Jelly Filled Donut Day


Spell It Doughnut Or Donut, Just Spell It Delicious


                     (Krispy Kreme glazed raspberry filled donut!!! OMG!)

Introduction: Doughnut History

A doughnut is a pastry, a small, fried ring of sweet, leavened dough. Doughnuts leavened with baking powder are more dense than the fluffier, yeast-leavened doughnuts.
There are many types of doughnuts. Just a few examples include bismarks or jelly doughnuts, raised doughnuts leavened with yeast, squares and twists, crullers made from twisted cake-doughnut dough and French doughnuts made with cream-puff pastry dough. Doughnuts can be filled or unfilled, plain, glazed or iced.
Originally a Dutch recipe without a hole, the dough is dropped into hot oil, and was originally called an olykoek, or oily cake. The first written reference to “doughnut” is in Washington Irving’s 1809 in History of New York, where he writes of “balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks.” The first known printed record of the shortened “donut” appears in “Peck’s Bad Boy And His Pa,” a story by George W. Peck published in 1900.

As the story goes, in 1847, 16-year-old American Hanson Gregory created the hole in the center of the doughnut. He used the top of a round tin pepper container to punch the holes, so the dough would cook evenly.
And the rest is history