Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What the Beck???

Recipe Review
Today’s Recipe and Location: Caesar Salad Dressing
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Page 187:    Copyright:  2013 Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 104 calories,  if 10 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

This is a really good Caesar Salad dressing and it was a snap to make.

Bucket List Update

1951  A Place in the Sun
         starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, and Shelley Winters
         plot – A rich uncle gives his poor nephew a job. The boy falls in                love with a rich girl, but impregnates a factory worker.
         This movie definitely kept my attention. The boy was so focused on          the wealthy girl who was out of his reach that he also dates a                        factory worker. This movie was well done.
1958 Auntie Mame
         starring: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker
         plot – an orphan boy is sent to live with his eccentric aunt
         I liked the movie. Rosalind Russell was great in the lead role and          the boy was wonderful. Thank Heavens I don’t have an Auntie                        Mame in my life. She would exhaust the heck out of me.
1960 The Sundowners
         starring: Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr
         plot – This movie takes place in Australia in 1920. The father is a               sheepherder, so the family moves around a lot. The family               desperately wants to settle down.
         I loved this movie. The lifestyle that they were living is something          that I could never handle. I love being a home owner. I can’t                          imagine constantly being on the move.
1961  Fanny
         starring: Leslie Caron, Charles Boyer, Maurice Chevalier, and Horst                  Bucholz
         plot – This is the story of a woman who loves two men, one old and                   the other young. She gets pregnant with the young man who                   has sailed away and doesn’t know of the baby. The older man                   is happy to raise the boy. Then the young man returns…
         I was surprised how much I liked this movie. The story was great          and Leslie Caron was superb. A great movie.
1962  The Hustler
         starring: Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason
         plot – Jackie Gleason is Minnesota Fats to Newman’s Fast Eddie               Felson. Newman strives to beat Fats and ends up living a               difficult life with a girlfriend traveling the pool circuit.
         I had heard of the pool sharks before, but this felt like a history                      lesson about pool players. Newman and Gleason were fabulous and I          really loved this classic.

This year’s garden
The gardens have been wonderful and lush this year due to all of the rain we had in the spring. Here is what I have enjoyed this summer.

My herbs are fabulous!

I love the color blue in a garden

The hosta garden is huge!

Look at the path the rain has made
through my new mulch! Annoying!

I see a few thistle weeds creeping
into my beautiful flower beds.

I loooooove yard art!  Here is a new piece.

My bird baths had to be emptied
daily to avoid the mosquitoes

This Jackmandi is amazing

A few more new pieces.
These really catch the sunlight

The grasses are really bushy

A close-up of the Jackmandi

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