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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Rain ~ Clouds ~ Clear Sky ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cat Whiskers ~ Bruiser ~ Roasted Asparagus & Mushroom Carbonara ~ Neil Ornstein ~ National Rosé Day

Good 35º ice on the barn roof clear morning! 
The rain yesterday lasted just a short time... twice during the day we got 5 minutes of light rain.

It stayed cool, by noon only 60º. We topped at 68º.
The winds kicked up and the clouds started moving away by early evening.....

And before the sun disappeared the sky was clear!  
Picture of the Day ... another perfect timing.....

Interesting about cat whiskers.............

Cat's whiskers are very cute, but, in fact, their function is very important. Any cat without its whiskers would be helpless and even inadequate in their behavior.
At the end of their whiskers cats have an organ that works as a sensor and sends tactile signals to the brain. It helps nervous system work properly. It's called a proprioceptor. The main function of this organ is to help them to orientate, control every part of their body in space, and even to measure distance between a cat and some object, for example, prey.
In addition to the eight to 12 cat whiskers your cat has on either side of her nose, she also has shorter whiskers above her eyes, on her chin, and on the backs of her lower front legs.
Cats' whiskers are highly sensitive and feel every small change in the environment, they can even feel the slightest vibration in the air. By the way, whiskers also work as a tactile organ helping cats to “touch” objects around them and identify their shape and quality.

Whiskers also serve as a way for cats to visually measure distance, which is why they are able to leap so quickly and gracefully onto a narrow ledge or out of harm’s way.
                              ^My Bruiser

 Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara

Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:40 minutesTotal Time:50 minutes Servings: 4
Roasted asparagus and mushrooms in a creamy and cheesy egg sauce with plenty of fresh cracked black pepper.
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces fettuccine (or pasta of choice) (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 4 ounces bacon cut into 1 inch pieces or 4 ounces pancetta, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Parmesan, grated
  • plenty of fresh cracked black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 T chopped parsley
  1. Toss the asparagus and mushrooms in the oil, salt and pepper, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a preheated 400º oven until they start to caramelize, about 20-30 minutes, mixing half way through.
  2. Start cooking the pasta as directed on the package.
  3. Cook the bacon in a pan, pour off all but a tablespoon of the grease from the pan, add the garlic, cook for 30 second and turn off the heat.
  4. Mix the egg, cheese, pepper and salt and parsley in a bowl.
  5. Drain the cooked pasta reserving some of the water.
  6. Mix the pasta, egg mixture, asparagus and mushrooms into the pan with the bacon, adding reserved pasta water as needed.
Note: To speed things up, about 20 minutes into roasting the asparagus and mushrooms, get your pot of water for the pasta on the stove and start bringing it to a boil.
Special birthday today, Neil Ornstein (LASD ret and former Marine) is celebrating. Happy Birthday Neil!!
Historically this date.........
1949 – The celebrities Helen KellerDorothy ParkerDanny KayeFredric MarchJohn GarfieldPaul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.

1953 – An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.

1966 – Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

1972 – Vietnam War: The Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm.


And births this date include...
1925 – Barbara Bush (d.2018), American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States

1927 – Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor
              .......ick. can't stand him!

1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and author (d.2014)
             ........... ditto ick!

1936 – James Darren, American actor, singer, and director

1940 – Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Rosé Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in June.  Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC.  Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are very versatile wines that complement many types of food. Rosé is lighter than red wine and deeper than white wine.  The pink color of rosé wine depends on the time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice, also known as maceration.  There are rosé wines that are semi-sparkling or sparkling, with different intensities of sweetness levels and dryness.
bodvar-rose-nrd-logo-transparentCelebrate National Rosé Day by having a bottle of Rosé wine with dinner or simply invite friends over for h’orderves and enjoy each other’s company.  
National Rosé Day was submitted to and approved by the registrar of National Day Calendar in October of 2014 by Bodvár – House of Rosés – a rosé house specializing in rosé wines that hopes to raise awareness and give rosé lovers a day to unite together and celebrate.