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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Clouds ~ Dude ~ Deer ~ Omaha Steaks Order ~ Pictures of the Day ~ Filet Mignons ~ Cool Creamy Cucumber Salad ~ My Filet Mignon ~ National Bow Tie Day

Good 48º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday we had a lot of clouds in the morning.....

Then they blew away and we got blue sky and fluffy clouds.....

Dude was a happy camper laying on the grass, and it was cool and not smokey.....
There were 7 deer in my pasture, running and chasing each other... having fun... couldn't get all of them in a picture...

Then into the backyard for some grass and water....

The clouds left and we had clear blue sky the rest of the day and we topped at 93º. 

Apparently all the smoke in our valley blew to the coast!

Also, the reason Jen, Sami, and Jean had to wait an hour for their luggage at the airport when they arrived in Medford was because most of the airport workers had been sent home due to so many cancelled flights from the smoke. So when their plane with around 240 passengers arrived, there were only 2 workers to unload luggage. 
My Omaha Steaks order came...

6 4oz filet mignons...
4 marinated salmon filets....
Maine lobster ravioli......
and 4 free Caramel apple tartlets....
(because I had reward points!)
Pictures of the Day
Hollyweird famous people, then and now...... OMGOSH!

                                                   Brigitte Bardot  

Demi Moore

Interesting about filet mignons.....
Filet mignon (/ˌfiːleɪ ˈmiːnjɒ̃/; French for "tender fillet" or "delicate/ fine fillet") is a steak cut of beef taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin, or psoas major of the beef carcass, usually a steer or heifer. In French this cut can also be called filet de bœuf, which translates in English to beef fillet.
The tenderloin runs along both sides of the spine, and is usually harvested as two long snake-shaped cuts of beef. The tenderloin is sometimes sold whole. When sliced along the short dimension, creating roughly round cuts, and tube cuts, the cuts (fillets) from the small forward end are considered to be filet mignon. Those from the center are tournedos; however, some butchers in the United States label all types of tenderloin steaks "filet mignon". In fact, the shape of the true filet mignon may be a hindrance when cooking, so most restaurants sell steaks from the wider end of the tenderloin – it is both cheaper and much more presentable.

The tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef and is also arguably the most desirable and therefore the most expensive. The average steer or heifer provides no more than 500 grams of filet mignon. Because the muscle is not weight-bearing, it contains less connective tissue, which makes it tender. However, it is generally not as flavorful as some other cuts of beef (example, primal rib cuts), and is often wrapped in bacon to enhance flavor, and/or is served with a sauce.
Filet mignon may be cut into 1- to 2-inch (2.5 to 5 cm) thick portions, then grilled and served as-is. One also may find filet mignon in stores already cut into portions and wrapped with bacon. High heat is the usual method for cooking the filet mignon, either grillingpan fryingbroiling, or roasting.
Bacon is often used in cooking filet mignon because of the low levels of fat found in the cut (see barding), as fillets have low levels of marbling, or intramuscular fat. Bacon is wrapped around the fillet and pinned closed with a wooden toothpick. This adds flavor and keeps the fillet from drying out during the cooking process.

Traditional cooking calls for the filet mignon to be seared on each side using intense heat for a short time and then transferred to a lower heat to cook the meat all the way through. Filet mignon is often served rarer than other meats. Those preferring a more well-done steak can request a "butterflied" filet, meaning that the meat is cut down the middle and opened up to expose more of it to heat during the cooking process.

The same cut of beef can also be called:
  • Frenchfilet de bœuf
  • French (Québec): filet mignon
  • English (U.S.): filet mignon
  • English (UK, Ireland, South Africa): fillet steak
  • English (Australia, New Zealand): eye fillet
  • Italianfiletto
  • Indonesianhas dalam
  • Swedishfilé mignon or oxfilé
  • Norwegianindrefilet
  • Spanishsolomillo or filete miñón
  • Dutchfilet mignon
  • Portuguesefilé or filé mignon

A cool and creamy cucumber and dill salad that is perfect for hot summer days!

  • 2 large cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt (or sour cream or mayo or combination)
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest (or 1/4 cup white vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, grated (optional
  • Mix everything and enjoy! Let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes and chill while the flavors mingle. 
Historically this date......

1957 – U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
2003 – An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
2011 – Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.

And births this date include....
1925 – Donald O'Connor, American singer, dancer, and actor (d. 2003)

1930 – Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)
1943 – David Soul, American actor
 ... working on wife #5 !!!

1958 – Scott Hamilton, American figure skater

1969 – Jack Black, American actor
So, later dinner was a filet mignon cooked in the air fryer with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of garlic salt.... served with some roasted sweet potatoes. YUMMMM!! Steak perfect! 
Then, of course, chair wine and TV!

And I was surprised when KOBI -5 TV 6 o'clock news put my sunset picture on...

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

Many people across the nation will be wearing a bow tie on August 28th in honor of the annually celebrated National Bow Tie Day.
The Croation mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century were the originators of the bow tie.  This bow tie consisted of a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts.  Using the name cravat (which derived from the French for “Croat”), the upper classes in France soon adopted this idea.
Styles range to suit attire and occasion.  They cross eras and generations.  Some recognizable names from history and fiction have worn bow ties and have worn them well.  Winston Churchill, James Bond, Groucho Marx, Orville Redenbacher, Jerry Lewis, Bill Nye, Indiana Jones, Donald Duck and Les Nessman are just a few.  The bow tie continues to carry fashion power, today.
Learn to tie a bow tie. Find your style. Then wear it fearlessly!
Are you an educator or do you just like to learn? Join us in the National Day Calendar Classroom for a National Bow Tie Day lesson, video, puzzles and more!
National Bow Tie Day has been observed since at least 2007, but National Day Calendar was unable to identify the founder of the day.