Good 37º very cloudy morning.
The weather yesterday started clearing out a bit and I could see my mountain...
....then as soon as I went out to get in my car and go to the post office it started pouring! We ended up with 1/4".
...and it got extremely windy!
Oops... yesterday I put George Bachmeier's birthday on the blog and it's not until September. Sorry George, didn't mean to rush your special day!!!!
Now these are a perfect side dish to go with just about anything!
Roasted Glazed Sweet Potato Wedges
4 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
1/4 t. black pepper
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 T butter, melted
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
sea salt for sprinkling
1. Preheat oven to 350º
2. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray
3. Peel potatoes and cut each in half lengthwise. Then cut each half into 4 wedges.
4. In large bowl combine potato wedges, oil, black pepper, and toss to coat completely.
5. Place potatoes in a single layer on baking sheets, don't overcrowd.
6. Bake 30 minutes, gently turn potatoes over, and cook an additional 20 minutes, until tender and crispy.
7. In bowl combine syrup, vinegar, butter, and cayenne, mixing well.
8. Put potato wedges on serving platter, drizzling with syrup mixture. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.
Historically this date.....
1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women theright to vote.
1991 – Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to driveIraq out of Kuwait.
2010 – The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.
And births this date include....
1737 – John Hancock, American merchant, statesman, & Founding Father; 4th & 13thPresident of the Continental Congress; and 1st & 3rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793)
Short but interesting life!
1905 – Tex Ritter, American country singer and actor (d. 1974)
I went to the post office to mail a package. The girl at the counter said postage is going up about the 21st of this month by 1¢, which will make it 50¢. She made a comment about how costly it's becoming. I laughed and said, "I remember when postage was 3¢." The clerk next to her looked at me like I was crazy! I laughed again, and said, "Yes, I know, I'm old!"
The postage rate went from 2¢ to 3¢ in 1932
until it was changed to 4¢ in 1958.
Dinner was "clean out the freezer" night. I had some cooked angel hair pasta, peas, and flaked crab flavored seafood.... Thawed out the frozen part and put in the skillet with the clam sauce .... heated through. OMGOOOOOOD!!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo