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Friday, June 24, 2016

Moon/Clouds ~ Porch/Wine ~ Bucks/Does ~ Tuna Zucchini Cakes ~ Dude ~ Cream Corn Salad ~ Pralines

Good 49º sunny morning.
Yesterday the clouds were all around and then they moved out and I could see the moon over Fielder Mountain...

It stayed a lot cooler yesterday. By noon it was only 73º.
The clouds came and went and there was a nice breeze. I:30pm 78º. And by 2pm it was down to 76º. Ahhhhhh..... porch and wine time. Bruiser and Dude napped.....

Speaking of wine...

Two bucks visited yesterday. Hard to get their pictures without scaring them...

Taking this one through the blinds...

Later two does showed up and went over by the tractor shed where that young doe, who had been in my front yard the day before, was and the three of them hung out. I think one of them may be the younger one's mom

Ok, zucchini lovers... here's another recipe...
Tuna Zucchini Cakes

1 T. butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
6.4 oz light tuna in water
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs, divided
1 cup shredded zucchini
2 eggs lightly beaten
1/3 cup fresh minced parsley
1 t. lemon juice
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
2 T. vegetable oil
In a large saucepan, heat butter over med-high heat. Add onion and cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat.
Add tuna, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, zucchini, egg, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper to onion mixture. Mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 6, 1/2 inch thick patties. Coat with remaining breadcrumbs.
In a skillet, heat oil over med heat. Add patties and cook about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and heated through. Enjoy!

Historically this date...
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1949 – The first television westernHopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.


And births this date include..

1893 – Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1971)

 1895 – Jack Dempsey, American boxer and soldier (d. 1983)

1931 – Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (d. 2015)

1942 – Michele Lee, American actress
1947 – Mick Fleetwood, English-American drummer and actor (Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)


1978 – Ariel Pink, American singer-songwriter and musician

Later the excitement was over the top.... washed dishes, did laundry, filled water tubes outside for the critters, and took the trash to can down by the road. Dude had a good run. I got out my camera to take his picture and he gave me a BIG KISS!

Dinner was rerun of the other chicken pastry from Omaha Steaks. Then Arlon Webb's (Wilsonite) wife, JoAnne, posted a recipe on FB, Cream Corn Salad.
It sounded great and I wanted to try it, but some ingredients I didn't have, so substituted. Didn't have green onions or dried basil, so chopped a part of a red onion and snipped some of my chives and added in basil salt I had made.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 24th
National Pralines Day

Pralines were originally created in France by coating almonds in caramelized sugar. The praline got its name from French soldier and sugar industrialist, Marshal du Plessis-Praslin, as it was his cook who invented it.
The recipe evolved when French settlers brought the recipe to Louisiana where chefs in New Orleans eventually substituted pecans for almonds and added cream.

Pralines now come in many flavors and include several different types of nuts. It's no wonder they have their own day. Happy National Pralines Day!