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Saturday, August 6, 2016

California Fires ~ The Vine ~ Patty's Cowboy Beans

Good 50º clear sunny morning. Topped at 94º yesterday.
This was posted re the California fires yesterday:

Yesterday I took my car into the dealer for service. Nancy picked me up and we met up with Jennifer   at The Vine, next to Brian's office, for lunch.

Brian came over and took this for us....

Jennifer had this pasta dish with shrimp and a lemony sauce...

Nancy and I both had the seared ahi tuna with quinoa on spinach and cucumber and tzatziki sauce (a Greek sauce made from yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, salt, and sometimes dill and lemon or parsley)

OMGOSH, the food there is soooooooooooooo GOOD! Wine was good too. Dustin and Ashley have done a super job bringing The Vine back to superb!

A selfie with Dustin.....

Here is their menu:
They also have gluten free items, fixed in a separate area from the regular kitchen
Then it was pick up a package at the post office (I had ordered more of that Walden Farms Pomegranate Mayo)
, and home.
Historically this date..
1930 – Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.
      ....interesting story....

1945 – World War IIHiroshimaJapan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.

1960 – Cuban RevolutionCuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.

1964 – Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down.

2012 – NASA's Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.

And births this date include...
1881 – Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)

1902 – Dutch Schultz, American mobster (d. 1935)

1911 – Lucille Ball, American actress (d. 1989)

1928 – Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)
Here is a quick and easy recipe. It's my pal Patty's Cowboy Beans:

1 medium onion chopped
3-4 garlic cloves minced
1/2 pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup catsup
1/4 cup molasses
1 can lima beans, drained
1 large can pork 'n beans, do not drain
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
Brown bacon, add onions and garlic, cook until soft. Add sugar, catsup, & molasses....stir to blend. Add beans, except pork 'n beans. Cook on top of stove, covered, for 1½ hours. Add pork 'n beans the last half hour so they don't get mushy. I also add in a can of chopped green chilies.
OMGOSH these are sooooo good!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 6th
National Mustard Day

National Mustard Day celebrates the "King of the Condiments".
Mustard is a must have for hot dogs, sausages, and a wide range of sandwiches. Its an important ingredient in many recipes, too.
When it comes to condiments, Mustard is among the most popular. When it comes to longevity, mustard is unrivaled. It has literally been in use to spice up meals for thousands of years. To retain it's status, mustard has not stood still. Rather, it has diversified. It's not just yellow anymore. There's a growing selection, including Honey Mustard, Bold and Spicy, Sharp and Creamy, and of course Dijon Mustard. Take a trip to your refrigerator, and you will  probably find two or three different types of mustard. A trip to the grocery store, will reveal even more selections.

Have a happy National Mustard Day.