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Saturday, March 19, 2016

My Corned Beef Dinner ~ Doug Breidenthal ~ Ball-point Pens ~ Corn Dog Day

Good 46º cloudy morning.
Yesterday the sun came out and then it went away again. Dang. By noon we were only at 57º. The 78º on Thursday was AWESOME!
I put the corned beef under the running water and washed it off real well and then soaked it in a bowl of water to get rid of the salty and spices that are added to it.

I cut up the leeks and carrots, added to bottom of Crock*Pot, then the beef, topped with brown sugar, and the Guinness went into the pot...

Two hours before the end of the cooking time I cut up some cabbage and added that into the pot.

I cooked and mashed 3 potatoes. Mashing them with butter, buttermilk, salt, pepper, and roasted garlic seasoning. Then I stirred in cooked cabbage to make colcannon.

I topped the corned beef with some sour cream horseradish. OMGOOOOOOOD!!! Corned beef was PERFECT! Didn't want to stop eating it!!!

Our local Medford Commisioner, Doug Breidenthal (friend) is celebrating his 46th birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!!!

Historically this date....
1918 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

1921 – Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at CrossbarryCounty Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.

1931 – Gambling is legalized in Nevada.

1987 – Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.

And births this date include...
1848 – Wyatt Earp, American marshall (d. 1929)

1936 – Ursula Andress, Swiss actress

1947 – Glenn Close, American actress

1955 – Bruce Willis, American actor
After dinner it was chair, wine, and TV. YES!!!
This bit of information from friend Hilome.....
When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil.
Your taxes are due again - enjoy paying them.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 19th
National Corn Dog Day (Drooling!!!!)

Proclamation by Oregon Gov that this day occurs on the first Saturday of the month of March of the NCAA Men's Division Basketball Championship


Lydia said...

Happy left-over corned beef day. Corn dogs was all my family could afford to feed us at Disneyland or the county fair- hence happy memory-association.

Good story. But not true. A private individual, Paul C. Fisher provided +1M Dollars for R&D. In 1965, samples were rushed to NASA. They were tested for a number of issues: pencils are hazards, but pens of the time less useful. In September 1965, the zero gravity pens were approved for use in Space. In December 1967, NASA bought 400 Fisher Space Pens to NASA at a cost of $2.95 each.

Of course, there would be costs to test- but would have been a fraction of the R&D the investor/ inventor paid to retain rights to his invention. Which when possible- is a real win-win-win for consumer, taxpayers and astronauts.

Oregon Sue said...

Just a joke, L! xo

Anonymous said...

mmmmmm Corned beef looked wonderful. You don't like the spices that come with it? I will cook another one today especially for Daryl. Didn't take it out of the freezer last night so will have to partially defrost in the microwave which I hate to do.
I will cook potatoes with it but do some colcannon too.

Corn dogs are a staple here. I buy a huge box for the freezer. Makes a great lunch when the kids are here.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

The spices are ok, T, but they uses too much salt. The brown sugar and the beer make it perfect. xo