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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Clouds/Gloom ~ Showering Robin ~ Roasted Brown Butter Honey Garlic Carrots ~ Carol ~ Cathy's Tortoises ~ Animal Friends ~ Chocolate Covered Salted Caramels ~ Chicken Tenders

Good 53º a few wispy clouds morning.

Yesterday watering got done. At 9:30 it was still nice... 72º inside and 72º outside. Still another gloomy day, as the clouds and heavy smoke kept the sun away. By 1pm it was only 79º. No AC on either. Nice for a change. Topped at 92º.

Breakfast was two eggs cooked in the microwave and topped with Parmesan, a sardine (left over from the other day's snack) and green beans. I know. I eat weird breakfasts!

After some of the watering Dude and I took a quick ride into town to pick up my prescription at the drive-up window. Back home for more watering. I looked out and here was a robin
taking a shower in the rainbird sprinkler! He was spreading his wings and shaking and then rubbing in the grass. I left the water on until he was done.

This is good, easy, and good for you!

Roasted Brown Butter Honey Garlic Carrots
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Roasted Brown Butter Honey Garlic Carrots make an excellent side dish. Roasted to tender perfection in the most incredible brown butter honey garlic sauce these will become a new favorite!
  • 2 pounds large carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces (baby carrots will also work)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley, chopped for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium saucepan add the butter and cook over medium high heat. Continue to whisk for a few minutes until the butter starts to become frothy and brown. Add the honey and garlic and remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl add the carrots and drizzle the sauce on top. Toss until coated and spread evenly on a large baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until carrots are tender. (see note) Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

Well, my friend Carol, who had the shunt put in her brain to drain liquid to her stomach is back home after nearly a week in the hospital! Yeah! She said she's doing fine. With half of her head shaved she will be wearing a baseball cap she said, for awhile!
Glad you are doing good Carol!!! Love and hugs girl!!! xoxo

And another friend of mine, Cathy, lives in Acton California... between San Fernando and Palmdale off the 14 freeway....

They had a super rain storm on Thursday that flooded a lot of the area.
She was lucky, with no damage to her home, but lot and lots of water... Her friend's home was flooded with  mud... They got 1½" in 30 minutes! Cathy did say her two tortoises were happy with the water! Cathy's pictures:

Glad you are OK Cathy!!!! xoxo

Historically this date...

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.

1930 – Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.

2011 – A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistankilling 38.

2012 – Nasa's Curiosity rover lands on Mars.

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

1902 – Dutch Schultz, American organized crime figure (d. 1935)

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

1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)

1928 – Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)

Strange animal friends picture of the day.......

I ate the last of my chocolate covered salted soft caramel candies. OMGOSH, they are such heaven. Then I couldn't remember where I bought them...since I ordered them on line...
so I went to my checking/savings/credit card account and in the search window typed in "candy" and bingo there was the charge to my account. YEAH!

These are the BEST ever! Hand made in Portland by this company:
They are soft and chewy. OMG. I ordered more. :o)

Later for dinner it was Omaha Steaks Italian Style Chicken Tenders
atop some fresh spinach with garlic dipping sauce (from Costco), mac vegetables and cheese, and dessert was a Schwans Caramel Pecan Cake ...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 6th
National Root Beer Float Day

Here are today’s five thing to know about root beer:
  1. Root beer is made out of 16 Roots, and herbs.
  2. Colonist were actually the first people to make root beer.
  3. The A and W in A&W stands for Alan and Wright.
  4. Hires Root beer was introduces by Charles Hires in 1876 Philadelphia’s Centennial Exposition.
  5. The most original ingredient was Sassafras.It comes in an alcoholic drink also.