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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Deer & Turkeys ~ Alex & Jack's Alaska Trip ~ Spaghetti Zucchini/Shrimp/Mezzaluna ~ New TV Shows ~ Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Good 59º clear sunny morning. Thunderstorms possible late afternoon early evening. Probably east of us.

It warmed to 95º yesterday.

Yesterday was exciting... watered, vacuumed, dusted, washed Dude's "kanji" off the glass doors, washed towels, and put together something for dinner.....

Breakfast/Lunch consisted of a layer of baby spinach, some shredded cooked chicken thigh, tomatoes, and a dressing of mayonnaise, lemon juice, and olive oil. And a Franz cheesy bagel half, heated and sprayed with butter.

The two does and one fawn were out in the shade.... watching the turkeys!

Later they came in the front yard and munched on grass, grapevines, and the apple tree leaves.

Alex and Jack are off on a cruise to Alaska with their dad.  Itinerary...
I hope they have a great time!!! Gonna be a long one!

Historically this date.............

1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

1984 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.

and births this date include...

1918 – Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (d. 1999)

1936 – Don Drysdale, American baseball player (d. 1993)

1938 – Charles Harrelson, American convicted murderer; father of Woody Harrelson (d. 2007) Interesting read....

1961 – Woody Harrelson, American actor (same birthday as his father)
............very strange man.

1973 – Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern
Interesting how just one blow job can make you a movie star!

Later my concoction for dinner consisted of spiral cut spaghetti zucchini, Alfredo sauce, pesto, Schwans garlic shrimp, and straight from Italy... Mezzaluna!  

First I sauteéd the zucchini with some olive oil and garlic... Next add in the Alfredo sauce and pesto...

According to instructions, I thawed the shrimp in the microwave...

 The pasta was cooked per directions, and all added together. OMGOOOOOOOD!!!!

Then it was chair, wine, and TV. Saw a couple new shows.... Wilderness Vet (on the Animal Planet

which was very interesting. Then They Voyager with Josh Garcia (on the public television channel ).. he traveled to Florence Italy
and America's Test Kitchen ( ).

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 23rd

Five Food Finds about Vanilla:

  1. Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family, the largest family of flowering plants in the world.
  2. It’s a tropical orchid, and there are more than 150 varieties of vanilla, though only two types – Bourbon and Tahitian — are used commercially.
  3. Vanilla grows within the 20-degree band either side of the Equator and is native to the Americas.
  4. The Olmeca people on the Gulf Coast of Mexico were perhaps the first to use vanilla as a flavoring in beverages.
  5. The Totonaca people of the Gulf coast of Mexico were probably the first people to domesticate vanilla.
1904 The Ice Cream cone was invented. Charles E. Minches invents the ice cream cone for his customers convenience at the St. Louis World’s Fair (The Louisiana Purchase Exhibition). This is only one account, there are several other candidates.