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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Yucca ~ Bees & Hummingbirds ~ Atlas ~ Smoke ~ Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms



Good 44º clear sunny morning.
 
Yesterday was beautiful, clear, and sunny. We hit 74º before noon. Topped out at 85º.  Rain predicted in a day or so and lower temps.
 
The panicle on my yucca is finally growing. The yucca has been here a long time, and this is the first panicle I have seen! Now we are going to get flowers!! My neighbor in Temple City, Virginia Cobar, used to pick the flowers from our yucca plants and stuff and cook them. Never got the recipe! She did, however, teach me how to make tamales!

The Red Hot Pokers were busy and covered with bees and a couple hummingbirds...





 
Today was Brian's Atlas' birthday. He was born in 2001 and passed away in 2013. One of those special pets that you love your whole life..


He and my Maggie were pals...
RIP Atlas. You are so missed! You too Maggie!!
 
 
Historically this date...
1860 – Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.

1926 – Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting a Venice, Californiabeach.
.... nut case. liar.

1944 – Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
... no no no, not fancy potatoes!

1980 – 1980 eruption of Mount St. HelensMount St. Helens erupts in Washington,United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage

1995 – Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego.


And births this date include...
1912 – Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)
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1928 – Pernell Roberts, American actor (d. 2010)
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1934 – Dwayne Hickman, American actor and television executive
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       Dobie Gillis (Dwayne) and Bob Denver (Maynard)

1946 – Reggie Jackson, American baseball player
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1952 – George Strait, American country musician
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Since yesterday was Pack Rat Day I decided to clean out a couple cupboards. I got rid of several things with expired use by dates! Yeah me!
 
I went outside to turn off the sprinklers and smelled smoke. Not a good thing! Called PJ and Dave and he said he thought the fire was up on my mountain. I called the fire department and it was a "controlled burn" by Fielder Creek.  Whew!

 
Decided on Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms for dinner...
375º oven
Portobello Mushrooms
lump crab meat or fake crab meat
1 egg beaten
Panko crumbs
chopped sweet onion (I used a shallot)
finely chopped garlic cloves (I used the prepared chunky garlic)
lemon juice
salt & pepper
cheese

Remove mushroom stems and finely chop. Using a spoon remove gills and brush the caps clean. Put in single layer in shallow baking pan that has been coated with cooking spray or use a non-stick baking sheet. I rubbed olive oil on both and seasoned with salt and pepper.


Mix crab, egg, Panko, onions, garlic, some lemon juice, salt & pepper, and chopped stems. Divide between mushroom caps and gently compress to slight mound.

Bake about 9-11 minutes, until light golden brown.
 
Remove from oven, top with grated cheese and bake an additional 2 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
I used a grated cheese blend and some fresh mozzarella balls.


Salad was celery and dessert was strawberries.

Really Good! I will make this again and maybe tweak it using other ingredients.
 
Last night was the season finales for Chicago Med and Chicago Fire. Gonna miss those all summer!
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 18th
No Dirty Dishes Day

No Dirty Dishes Day is a reprieve from the daily pile of dishes to wash and dry. Day after day, we do the daily chore of washing and drying dishes, then put them away in various cabinets and drawers. We perform this task after each and every meal, and often after snacks. Even putting them in and out of the dishwasher and running it, can be a chore.
 
You deserve a break from this routine. And, today is that day. The objective of this day is to have no dirty dishes. It is not intended to pile them up until tomorrow.
 
We can think of two ways to avoid dirty dishes today:
 
Use disposable plates, cups and silverware for all meals and snacks.
 
Take the family out to eat all three meals. Then for snack, go out for ice cream!
 


We strongly recommend that you do not pile up the dishes to do tomorrow.  This defeats the purpose of this very special day.