Good 54º clear sunny morning. Yesterday warmed up to summer temperatures! We started out at 80º by 11am and increased all the way to 96º!
Yesterday morning my power went out at 9am. I called the power company, but no information as to why. I sent a text to Brian and he said power was out from Crescent City through our whole area here including Grants Pass. Then after about 20 minutes my power came back on. I checked on the computer for answers, but it showed outages in Crescent City and up through Grants Pass. The news last night said 67,000 had been without power because of a construction problem at the substation in Grants Pass.
Yesterday I got my Schwans order....
Shrimp Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, Crispy Breaded Haddock Bites, Cooked Boneless Chicken Bites, Bow Tie Pasta w/ Vegetables, 5 Cheese Garlic French Bread, Chicken Enchiladas....
Interesting about raisins....
A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking, and brewing. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia, the word "raisin" is reserved for the dark-colored dried large grape, with "sultana" being a golden-colored dried grape, and "currant" being a dried small Black Corinth seedless grape.
The word "raisin" dates back to Middle English and is a loanword from Old French; in modern French, raisin means "grape", while a dried grape is a raisin sec, or "dry grape". The Old French word, in turn, developed from the Latin word racemus, "a bunch of grapes".
Raisin varieties depend on the type of grape used, and are made in a variety of sizes and colors including green, black, brown, blue, purple, and yellow. Seedless varieties include the sultana (the common American type is known as Thompson Seedless in the USA), the Greek currants (black corinthian raisins, Vitis vinifera L. var. Apyrena) and Flame grapes. Raisins are traditionally sun-dried, but may also be water-dipped and artificially dehydrated.
"Golden raisins" are generally dried in dehydrators with controlled temperature and humidity, Which allows them to retain a lighter color and more moisture. They are often treated with sulfur dioxide after drying.
Raisins can contain up to 72% sugars by weight, most of which is fructose and glucose. They also contain about 3% protein and 3.7%–6.8% dietary fiber. Raisins, like prunes and apricots, are also high in certain antioxidants, but have a lower vitamin C content than fresh grapes. Raisins are low in sodium and contain no cholesterol.
Data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session in 2012 suggest that, among individuals with mild increases in blood pressure, the routine consumption of raisins (three times a day) may significantly lower blood pressure, especially when compared to eating other common snacks.
Raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. The cause of this is not known.
Picture of the Day
- 1 pound linguine
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
- 3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/3 cup hoisin sauce (see Note)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 scallions, sliced diagonally
- In a 6-quart soup pot, cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain, rinse, drain again and set aside in the colander.
- In the same pot, heat the oil over medium heat, then add the chicken and sauté for 5 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains, stirring constantly. Add the mushrooms, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the hoisin sauce and soy sauce, then return the pasta to the pot and toss until well coated. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the pasta is heated through. Add the sliced scallions, toss, and serve immediately.
***Just a friendly reminder that Hoisin sauce can usually be found next to the soy sauce in the ethnic food section of the supermarket!
Historically this date..........
1945 – The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braunand his team of Nazi rocket scientists to America.
2009 – During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is captured on video and spreads virally on the Internet, making it "probably the most widely witnessed death in human history".
And births this date include...
... he had a very intense and short life. His second wife was an amazing woman.
1928 – Martin Landau, American actor (d.2017)
1940 – John Mahoney, English actor (d.2018)
1942 – Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (The Beach Boys) Who my Brian was named after!
Later dinner was some of those chicken enchiladas and green beans. OMGOOOD!!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo