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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Snow/Sun ~ Bruiser & Dude ~ Schwans Order ~ Golf Ball Dimples ~ Turkeys ~ Failed Restorations ~ Dog Flu ~ Shrimp Scampi ~ Mike Hannan ~ Chocolate Souffle Day

Good 33º dark gloomy morning. Some sprinkles of snow in the night and more coming down now. Barn roof covered (probably the house too), with snow on the fence railings, and a bit in the grass.

Rain/Snow "likely" today 40%-60% and tonight 100% rain and rain/snow 90% according to the predictions. 
Yesterday was just plain cold. When I get dressed I put my clothes in the clothes dryer, wait a few, and then dress right there, taking out one piece of clothing at  a time. Ahhhhhhh..... those warm clothes feel so GOOD!!!
By afternoon we had some on and off sun and warmed to 50º.

Bruiser and Dude both enjoyed the sun....

My neighbor Frank called me to say there was a car left down on the road blocking part of our driveway. It was an old car and not locked. I told Frank maybe we should just push it into the ditch! Apparently the neighbor down by the road had called the Sheriff's Department. My Schwans order was to be delivered about 11:30, so I was hoping the car would be moved by then. But, apparently when Leon came by at 1:30, the car was gone so I got my order! 
Chicken Lo Mein Skillet Meal 
Chicken & Vegetables with Teriyaki Sauce Skillet Meal
Orange Chicken Skillet Meal
Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo Skillet Meal
These skillet meals are so good and so easy!!!!!

Why does a golf ball have dimples?
The reason why golf balls have dimples is a story of natural selection. Originally, golf balls were smooth; but golfers noticed that older balls that were beat up with nicks, bumps and slices in the cover seemed to fly farther.
 A golfer's worst enemy may be divots, but his or her best friend may be dimples. It is the dimples on a golf ball that send it sailing farther down the fairway. There's a finite amount of space on the surface of a golf ball. According to rules, a golf ball has a diameter of just 1.68 inches. But just how many of those little dimples are there on golf balls? The number of dimples on today's golf balls ranges between 300 and 500, with variations between make and model of golf balls. The most common number of dimples on a golf ball’s surface is 336.

When Cory from All Natural was here Monday he asked me if I only had Tom turkeys here. I said the flock of Toms was 11

and I didn't understand why we hadn't seen any hens yet, as it's mating season!

Well a few hours later there was turkey "commotion" outside and I looked and there were 17 hens!!! OMGOSH. Did they know we were talking about them? LOL!

Here are a couple more failed restorations....

Historically this date............
1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon

1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

1991 – The first Gulf War ends.

1993 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.

1997 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people

1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.

1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.

2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the SeattleTacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.

And births this date include....
1906 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)

1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor

1934 – Willie Bobo, American jazz percussionist (d. 1983)
........good thing I didn't marry him!! for more than one reason.

1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
His winery in Napa makes awesome wine!!!

A couple days ago I had read about a dog flu that had affected a dog in Grants Pass. Apparently the dog came from Reno where it contacted this flu. The flu is deadly. Now everyone in Grants Pass, and or Rogue River who walk their dogs out among other dogs or board them are getting the flu shot. It will have to be given 6 weeks before boarding or having them among other dogs. Check out the second link for the symptoms... #1 is coughing. 
Here is information:
Contact your vet.

Shrimp Scampi

Cook and prep time 20 min. Servings 4
Succulent sauteéd shrimp in a buttery lemon white wine sauce that is quick and easy to make!
8 oz linguine
1 T olive oil
2 T butter
1 pound jumbo shrimp (16-24) shelled and deveined
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon)
salt and pepper to taste
1 t lemon zest
1 T parsley, chopped
1. Cook pasta as directed on package
2. Meanwhile heat oil in skillet and melt butter over medium-high heat until frothing. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes, flip and add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 more minute before transferring to large bowl.
3. Add the white wine and lemon juice to the pan to deglaze it. 

Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper and stir in the lemon zest and parsley before tossing with shrimp and pasta.
Mike came over in the afternoon and worked on fixing my foot bridge out back and the gate in the front yard and then he worked on fixing the riding lawnmower. He'll be back in a day or two to finish. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

A delightfully delicious dessert is observed each year on February 28th as it is National Chocolate Souffle Day.
The word souffle is the past participle of the French verb souffler, which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up” which describes a souffle perfectly.  A souffle is a lightly baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites that are combined with other ingredients to make the dish either a savory main dish or a sweet dessert.
Two essential components make up every souffle:
A souffle gets its flavor from the base, and the egg whites provide the lift to puff it up.  A variety of cheeses, jams, fruits or chocolates can be baked into the base of the souffle.  Many souffle bakers like to puncture the top of the souffle after removing it from the oven. Then they pour mouth-watering sauces onto it, such as chocolate, vanilla or for a savory flavor cheese and herbs.
1.  a French creme patisserie base/flavored cream sauce or puree
2.  egg whites beaten to a  soft peak meringue