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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tar Weed ~ Catalpa ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Stupid Computer ~ Bruiser ~ Scotch ~ Air Fryer

Good 57º sunny clear morning. Hit 96º yesterday. Triple digits predicted for today.
Yesterday every morning in the summer... this is tarweed. It is pretty but horribly sticky and will cause liver failure in animals that eat it. The flowers close up after the sun is on them. It grows where the ground isn't 

Do any of you Wilsonites remember a street named Catalpa, north of Valley Blvd, and west of Eastern? I have a tree in my front yard that is a Catalpa tree!

Throw Back Thursday.... Jack and Alex 11 years ago:
And today:

Historically this date....
1945 – A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Buildingkilling 14 and injuring 26.

1965 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

And births this date include...

1901 – Rudy Vallee, American entertainer (d. 1986)

1929 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)

Pretty lady, but my gosh, she smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day! She died at only 64!

1948 – Sally Struthers, American actress
So so sooooooooooooo frustrated with this new computer and the STUPID printer! Fought with both of them all yesterday morning. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... DO NOT GET A NEW DELL COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS 10!!!!!! It SUCKS!
And then of course, try and get anything done when Bruiser chooses the middle of the desk to nap!

So, prior to dinner while watching the news I had my Scotch... up, like Commissioner Reagan on Blue Bloods likes his!

I had recently purchased an air fryer...

It is an amazing machine and so easy to clean with the cooking parts going in the dishwasher. I had baked an Omaha Steaks Chicken Pastry the other night. Well, 2 of them. So the other night I wanted to heat up the second one. I put it and the veggies in the air fryer. Cooked them perfect and even browned the pastry!

Last night I cooked two Omaha Steaks in the air fryer. Perfect!

Then I mixed up these veggies with a bit of olive oil, garlic salt, and some Tuscan seasoning

I cooked them in the air fryer. Then sprinkled on Parmesan cheese....
The carrots and celery stayed crispy and the broccoli was like it had been fried! Such a great taste! OMGOOOOOD! It doesn't heat up the house, makes clean up easy. I love it!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 28th
National Milk Chocolate Day

The chocolate story: