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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Weather ~ Intent Roasters Coffee ~ Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges ~ Repeal of Labeling Law ~ Bruiser ~ Old Movies

Good 38º pressure dropping cloudy morning. Rain predicted for this afternoon/evening.
Yesterday pretty much stayed cloudy and gloomy most of the day. Warmed to a whopping 37º by noon!

Then a little after 2pm we got some sun!!!

When I was at Tap Rock with Brian and family on Sunday, he gave me some coffee beans from Intent Coffee Roasting. This is an interesting company. They have been in business about 3 years. They invest 30% of their profits into community development projects in the coffee growing regions they import their coffee beans from... The coffee beans Brian gave me are from Nicaragua, and roasted by Intent Roasting in Portland Oregon.

The above is their website where you can order the coffee, but if you are on FB they have a bunch of photos on their page...
I really like this coffee. I like "stuff" in my coffee.. cream, something sweet (usually like sugar free flavored syrups like DaVinci peanut butter, chocolate, pumpkin, etc.) This Nicaragua Sweet Chocolate coffee is all natural with no added flavors other than what is naturally in the coffee, and it was AWESOME. I just added some creamer. When I run out I will order some from Intent! Usually I have just one cup of coffee, but yesterday I had two! I wrote some comments to Mark Johnson, the owner of Intent, and he kindly wrote back. Thanks Mark!

Yesterday, excitement was the key word... paid bills. Zowie. Wowie. Such fun.

Ok, how about this for a potato side.... it's YUMMY!!!!
Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges

3 large russet potatoes, sliced into wedges
4 T olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika
Place potato wedges in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle wedges with shredded cheese and toss again.
In a small bowl, mix rest of ingredients. Sprinkle seasonings on wedges, and toss to coat.
Place wedges on baking sheet with skin side down and bake at 400º for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender and golden.
I like having some "dipping options" for the potatoes, like a small bowl of ranch dressing, Sriracha mayonnaise, sour cream mixed with horseradish sauce and some crumbled bacon, or smash an avocado and make a tangy guacamolé!

Historically this date...
1846 – The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.

And births this date include...
1914 – George Reeves, American actor (d. 1959)


1917 – Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)
Interesting birth name~!!!

1931 – Robert Duvall, American actor


1946 – Diane Keaton, American actress
A Santa Ana High School graduate who used to babysit my nieces and nephew.

1975 – Bradley Cooper, American actor
In case you didn't know, the US Congress repealed the labeling law. This has been a fight with the meat industry for over 10 years. Now, because Canada and Mexico were going to begin more than $1 billion in economic retaliation against the United States. Lucky us, we will not know the country of origin of packaged red meat. 

I was being watched by Bruiser while at my computer...

Reruns for dinner (gotta clean out the fridge!) and chair, wine, TV.

Earlier I was looking for photos of my Alex.... she will be 20 years old tomorrow! Anyway, I found a DVD that I had some old home movies put on. Started watching it... Jerry and I camping at Wayside in September of 1993. OMG. Then Andy and Linda's son Chris' wedding. Then we used to go to the beach house of Dr. Mac with our pals Sid and Charline and Rico Suave and his Annette. So many old wonderful memories! I just sat there for an hour. Such fun to see my Darling and hear him and miss him. When Linda and I get together I'm taking the DVD so she and Andy can see it.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 5th
National Whipped Cream Day

Yep, some goes in my coffee this morning!

Classic Whipped Cream Recipe

This is the classic recipe for whipped cream. However, if your dessert is particularly sweet, such as pecan pie or chocolate mousse, you should consider cutting the sugar in half or eliminating it completely. Very sweet whipped cream on top of a sweet dessert doesn’t allow for counterpoint. While everyone at THE NIBBLE has a sweettooth, we prefer a less sweet whipped cream (or even the slightly tart crème fraîche). You can try reducing the sugar in all of the recipes that follow on Page 2, as well.
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
  • Pinch salt
Chill the bowl, beaters and cream thoroughly before beginning. Using an electric mixer whip the cream, vanilla, and sugar in the chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Makes about 2 cups