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Thursday, August 6, 2015

TBT ~ Costco Finds ~ PJ's Frog Gift ~ Root Beer Float History


Good 49º somewhat smokey and "partly cloudy" morning.
Hit 90º yesterday.

Throw Back Thursday:
2000 Brian and his Blue Jay friend....

Yesterday I went to Costco. I found some new and interesting items.. One is Wild Friends Honey Sunflower Butter. OMGOOOD!!!! Made with roasted sunflower seeds and honey and a touch of sea salt.
Read about these two girls who were college roommates in Oregon and now 4 years later make a number of kinds of nut butters... BTW, only $9.99 at Costco, $19.89 at Amazon!
Then I bought Culinary Treasures Creamy Garlic Sauce (for dipping, dressing, & drizzle sauce) It says good with chicken or shrimp or pork, stir-fries, grilled meats, Asian salads, and "So addictive you will wonder how you ever did without it" ! I tasted it and they are right. It is AWESOMELY GOOD! Gonna put it on everything!  And I got some of the Culinary Treasures Lemon Ginger Sesame Dressing and Marinade.
From their website I found out that these "Culinary Treasure" products are made exclusively for Costco. Products of Canada!


And lastly I bought 6 individual packs of "Quinoa Meal" from Cucina & Amore. Sounded good. Quinoa with an artichoke and roasted pepper sauce. Already cooked, nothing needed.
It even comes with a spoon. SUPER GOOD!!!! I could eat this all day long!!!


Of course for a snack on the drive home and for dinner later I got an Asian Chicken Wrap. I love these and the ginger sauce that comes with.... 
They come 4 in a box and with the sauce. Ate one, three left.... Then one more down for dinner last night.

Jennifer wanted a few things so I picked them up for her... basil pesto, garlic butter (never tried it but sounds fabulous!), fresh bakery parmesan bread loves, and I shared a bag of artichokes with her. Dropped them off at her work. No room in my fridge for her stuff too!!!


In the afternoon PJ, my neighbor/pal, came by and brought me a present for watering their place while they were gone..
I LOVE frogs. This is so cool. Will have to work on a place to hang him....

We sat on the porch and had wine. Oh, and I let PJ taste the Garlic Sauce and she LOVED it! The sky was clear and beautiful! No smoke! 
Amazing with all the fires still. It was smokey in Medford. Very smokey!


Historically this date.....

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.


1930 – Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.


2011 – A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistankilling 38.

2012 – Nasa's Curiosity rover lands on Mars.

And births this date include.....
1881 – Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)
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1902 – Dutch Schultz, American organized crime figure (d. 1935)
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1911 – Lucille Ball, American actress (d. 1989)
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1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)
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1928 – Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)

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All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 6th
National Root Beer Float Day

Read here the history of the root beer float: