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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rain ~ Turkeys ~ Bruiser The Climber ~ Joe Kirk ~ Homemade Vegetable Pork Soup

Good 45º foggy cloudy morning.
Yesterday the rain started up again in the morning and continued on and off .... we got another 3/4"of rain.

It came down hard at times and the turkeys were trying to take cover under bushes... but their skills at that are sadly lacking!

Bruiser got bored so he went "climbing" on top of the cabinet with Jerry's movie star hat collection on top....
^ That is the hat, with fake sweat, worn by Steve McQueen in Tom Horn.

Today is a special birthday.... Joe Kirk (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!!!

Historically this date.............
1941 – The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops

1999 – The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.

2004 – Facebook, a mainstream online social network is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

And births this date include...
1918 – Ida Lupino, English film actress and director (d. 1995)

1936 – David Brenner, American comedian (d.2014),_official_DoD_photoMA28937063-0010.jpg
Really not a politician in the sense of the word, but a decent and nice gentle man.

1948 – Alice Cooper, American musician

1962 – Clint Black, American musician

1973 – Oscar de la Hoya, Mexican-American boxer
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 4th
National Homemade Soup Day

OK, so yesterday with all the gloom and rain I decided to make soup, one day ahead. I had a tray of mixed veggies (carrots, broccoli, cabbage, red onion, red/green bell pepper, mushrooms, and slices of summer & zucchini squash...  Broccoli slaw, bacon crumbles, celery, and cream of chicken soup:

... also chicken stock, pulled pork (from Costco...sooooo good, just pork and water) and fine (angel hair pasta size) egg noodles...

First I sauteéd the broccoli slaw and celery in olive oil with garlic salt.. then dumped that in the pot with 3 1qt. containers of chicken stock..

Next I sauteéd the bell pepper, red onion, and mushrooms and into the pot they went.

Next I added in the rest of the veggie tray and the pulled pork ... cooked and drained the noodles and added them.

I set the pot on medium heat and left it for an hour, adding in the cream of chicken soup after an hour and resetting the heat to low until I was ready to eat.

WOW, great soup!!!!


Lydia said...

Good 57º morning, Bruiser. A very low blanket of clouds is making for a slow start to the day here.

I'm ahead of you (Sue) by a couple hours on the soup. Gerry isn't that ravenous when he gets home from a trip, so it was chicken soup last night. Today, the pork roast which marinated overnight goes in the oven for a slow braise.

You and your menagerie- domesticated and visiting wildlife- you all have a GREAT day.

Oregon Sue said...

The wildlife (not my Saturday nights!) is so interesting. In Temple City we had sparrows, crows, and the escaped parrots from a pet store in Pasadena when it caught fire. They hung around all the time, eating the acorns in our oak tree. That was the wildlife excitement in the city!!! xo

Anonymous said...

YUMMMMMY! That soup looks fabulous! Love soup!

We are expecting Daryl and family over today so I have a nice roast in the Crock for pot roast. Love the smell when it's cooking.

Bruiser makes me laugh so much!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, T, soup is sure a fav here!! Have a fun day with the kids. xox