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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Rain ~ Microwave Egg Breakfast ~ Smilebox Hawaii Day #4 Part 1 ~ Five Onion Soup ~ New Shirt

Good 45º dark and cloudy morning. Yesterday we got 1/2" of rain and temps stayed about 55º all day. Looking for the same today....

Breakfast yesterday was leftover rice, two eggs, and artichoke bottoms. First rice went into ceramic dish, two eggs cracked on top (pierce yoke with sharp knife), top with parmesan cheese, add in yokes and salt with garlic salt. Put ceramic saucer on top, microwave 2 minutes 30 seconds. Perfect!!!

Smilebox #4.... paddle board and snorkeling day... Then to the Dole Plantation....
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Here is one of my favorite recipes...

made it numerous times...
Five Onion Soup

1/4 cup butter
1 leek chopped, white part only
1 yellow onion chopped
1 red onion chopped
2 shallots chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
1/2 cup dry sherry
4 cups chicken stock
1 (12 oz) russet potato, peeled, cut into 1" pieces
Melt the butter in heavy Dutch oven over medium heat. Add next 7 ingredients and sauté until translucent (6-10 minutes). Add sherry, simmer until liquid evaporates (about 3 minutes). Add 4 cups chicken stock and potato. Simmer 20 minutes, until potato is very tender. Lightly pureé soup in blender or food processor in small batches. Season with salt and pepper. Bring back to simmer. Thin with more stock if desired. Serve with croutons.
If you like you can heat the broiler and take some small crusty toasted bread slices, top with cheese, broil until cheese melts and top each soup bowl with on.
Historically this date
1962 – Cuban missile crisisAdlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Sovietmissiles are installed in Cuba.

2004 – Fidel CastroCuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned

We used to go to Rau's down on Beverly to get Jerry's cigars. Hand rolled with Cuban tobacco by Cuban ladies! And they had the wildest coffee they served us. It was only about a shot glass full, but it kept you pumped up the rest of the day! POTENT.

And births this date include....
1881 – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)

1886 – Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972)Topper!

1912 – Minnie Pearl, American comedian and singer (d. 1996)

1924 – Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)
                             with Mickey Rooney^

1928 – Marion Ross, American actress

1928 – Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)

1941 – Helen Reddy, Australian singer
Hear me roar, baby!

1944 – James Carville, American political strategist and commentator
Totally one of the weridest ever! AND.... ugleeeeeee!

1963 – Tracy Nelson, American actress

Later it was chair, wine, and TV. I did however order a new shirt...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 25th
World Pasta Day


Lydia said...

Good morning. I generally don't serve pasta two days in a row- but being World Pasta Day- perhaps I should observe.

Thank you for sharing your vacation. It made me think back to the macadamia nut tree next door growing up. The shells are quite hard- to break open our neighbors used to spread on driveway between two sheets of plywood- and run over them.

Helen Reddy was still "new" when I was in high school. She was the featured talent when the band played at Magic Mountain- what an incredible voice. God's gift to her was pretty clear.

If you have any glass cooking lids hanging around- those are also good for covering food in microwave. I prefer these to saucers because I like to "see" what is going on in there.

Have a GREAT day.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your Smile Box as usual. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Did you room with Jen's mom?

I think Picasso was on drugs when he painted. Weird to say the least and I can't understand for the life of me why they are so valuable!

Leo G. Carroll "Host to said ghosts"! One of my favorite all times shows.
My little boys used to love my tape of Helen Reddy while driving home from visiting grandma in San Diego. It's because she was in Pete's Dragon. :)

Oh man, don't get me started on Serpent Head! A Martian and oh so in the tank for the corrupt Clintons!

Tracy nelson sure didn't get her father or mother's good looks. I always thought she was rather plain. Her brothers are handsome tho.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

L, my Dad had a macademia nut tree he planted in the front yard. They have to be watched carefully when it's frosty in So. Cal and he'd get up and hose the tree down in the middle of the night. Then when we'd pick the nuts they'd go in the oven to toast and harden the shell. Next we'd take them to Daddy's shop and put them in the vice and crank the handle to crack them open. Yes, L, pasta day... can't pass that one up!!! xo

Hi T, yes Jean and I shared a room. Both grandmas!! Actually I think Tracy Nelson looks like her mom.

As for Picasso, he was a revolutionist artist and experimented. I love his paintings! xo