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Friday, April 28, 2017

Clear Sky! ~ Air Crane ~ Woodpecker ~ Vulture ~ Omaha Steaks Order ~ BLT Mac Salad & Buffalo Chicken Mac Salad

Good 35ยบ clear (omgosh, clear!) sunny morning!  

YEAH, pay day!!!!

Yesterday a break in the rain...

Erickson Air Crane manufactures helicopters here in Central Point. I have found over the years that they use this area for pilot training... they fly back and forth over my property for usually about 45 minutes...

While I was taking pictures I passed by my telephone pole..... riddled with holes from the woodpeckers...

I noticed a fence post up in my pasture looking sorta different...

A closer look with my long lens shows a turkey vulture!

Later UPS Dave showed up with my Omaha Steaks order. YUMMMM!!! I ordered individual NY cheesecakes, lobster tail halves, crab cakes, marinated salmon fillets, and pub style cod.

Historically this date.....

1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.

1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.

1988 – Near Maui, Hawaiiflight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out ofAloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.

1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analystAldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

And births this date include...
1758 – James Monroe, American politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)

1930 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)

1941 – Ann-Margret, Swedish actress

Wow, still married to Roger Smith since 1967!!!! Amazing for Hollyweird!

1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian and talk show host

OK, let's make a Macaroni Salad... inspired by Mr. Food Test Kitchen's BLT Macaroni ...
His recipe:

1 pound elbow macaroni, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 t. garlic powder, 1 t. salt,
½ t. black pepper, 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half, 1½ cups coarsely chopped baby spinach
1. Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain and let cool.
2. In large bowl combine mayonnaise, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add macaroni and rest of ingredients, mix well, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

My recipe:
Sue's Buffalo Chicken Macaroni Salad:
Elbow macaroni, fresh baby spinach, olive oil mayonnaise w/ cracked pepper, Lawry's Garlic Salt, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, olives, and shredded chicken in buffalo sauce....

This chicken you can buy at Costco or Amazon. It's super good, and spicy!

When boiling anything, especially pasta, put a wooden spoon across the top of the pot and it will not boil over!

When the macaroni drained and cooled I mixed it in with the other ingredients, also adding in a good amount of Parmesan cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and wine. What could be better!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 28th
National Blueberry Pie Day

Five Food Finds about Blueberries

  • Blueberries are one of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color.
  • The pale, powder-like protective coating on the skin of blueberries is called “bloom.”
  • A blueberry extract diet improves balance, coordination, and short-term memory in aging rats.
  • Blueberries are the official berries of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • The anthocyanin present in blueberries is good for eyesight.