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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Foggy Sunrise ~ Sunshine & Warmth ~ Jerry & I First Date ~ Bob Jiles Phone Guy ~ Smoker ~ Lemon Cocktail ~ Veggie Cakes & Lobster Tail ~ Chowda Day!

Good 34º, ice on the barn roof, morning. Some fog at sunrise..

Yesterday the clouds were still up there, but the sun came through.. and we hit a super pleasant 74º! Wow, a 40º difference in 15 hours!

The deer were out and enjoying it...

And Dude was loving it!!!!

Enjoy today's sun, as rain is predicted for tomorrow.
On this day in 1974 I went on my first date with Jerry. Awwww.... he was sooooooooooo nice. Fell in love immediately! Both of us!! He wined me and dined me with lobster. He told me so many funny stories my cheeks hurt from laughing.  From that day we were never apart. He moved in, we got married in 1975. 

I so miss you Dew!!!
Throw Back Thursday.... 6 years after we married.. 1981:
LOL, now if we did this today ..... I'd be at the front of the line!
Yesterday our Century Link phone guy, Bob Jiles, came by. Our neighbors phone wasn't working and he said there was an open line... 

Bruiser inspected his truck... but wouldn't stay up on top once I came out with the camera!

Bob also had to work on the pole wayyyyyyy down at the edge of my property...

He got his workout! Said he's going to probably retire in a couple years. DANG! The BEST phone guy ever!!!! You will be missed Bob!

Then Brian came over to pick up my smoker.....

Dustin & Ashley, owners of The Vine in Grants Pass, want to do a wine paring gathering at their restaurant and he wanted to smoke some meat. Brian told him I said he could borrow my smoker and see how that worked for him. It's electric and works awesome!

Historically this date...
1919 – Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
1932 – Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
......or as how the current President of our USofA has lied about birth and when/who/and how.
1964 – Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston, Ali took the title.
1991 – Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in DhahranSaudi Arabiakilling 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
.........Rest in peace soldiers. God Bless you.
And births this date include...
1913 – Jim Backus, American actor (d. 1989)

1929 – Christopher George, American actor (d. 1983)

1938 – Diane Baker, American actress

1943 – George Harrison, English singer and guitarist, member of The Beatles (d. 2001)

1971 – Sean Astin, American actor
Last night's cocktail was Sorrento Lemon Vodka on the rocks.
If you love lemon, like I do, you will love this! Made under the label "360" They have many interesting and good flavors..          

Dinner was this new item I got to try... got both at Costco..
The veggie cake ingredients are:carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, kkale, onion, red bell pepper, zucchini, brown rice, egg whites, whole eggs, canola oil, corn starch, spice mix (tomato powder, dehydrated onion citric acid, and spices), sugar, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. They can be cooked in the microwave or oven. I tried a couple for lunch in the microwave. OMGOOOOOOD!!!!!!!

And, lobster tails (to celebrate my first date with Jerry)
The easiest way to cook lobster was taught to me by my nephew Jimmy who had been a cook at a restaurant for a time in Tahoe..... pull the meat out of the shell by making a cut down the entire length of the shell on top.

Put the meat on top of the shell, brush with clarified butter and sprinkle with paprika.

Bake 400º 15-18 minutes.

Later... chair, wine, chats with girlfriends on the phone, and Chicago PD and Chicago Fire.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 25th