Northern Hawk Friday / 3-29-19

Northern Hawk Friday EveryOne
Sunrise, Sunrise, eye-rise, head-rise, get that body and brain risen from the dead. This is that glorious day we call Friday and there is no sleeping on the job, no snoozing in the hammock or dozing in the rocker on the front porch. This is the day of the race, the run to the finish, the dash for the cash and no looking back. However hurt, depression, confusion, does not take a day off and although we have a destination station to get to, this does not excuse us from not helping those in need. So we will stop and listen and lend a hand in any way we can and then see them to the next care station. Then back to the race, but hikers will not do, we need sprinters so get them out and lace em up and trade out the staff for a good visor. Now on the Theme of the Week have all been different kind of Owls. Now on with the race, we have work hard to get to this point, some harder than others, but we are here and we are not going to give up. We will run it, skip it, jump, hop, shuffle, crawl whatever it takes to get to the end and we will finish to the best of our abilities and with all we have to give. Leave nothing on the table for anyone to question and we will all claim the prize. Now let’s go and make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Chiffon Cake Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Smoke and Mirrors Day
Knights of Columbus Founders Day
National Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day
Texas Loves The Children Day

National Hot Chicken Day – 30
National Turkey Neck Soup Day – 30
I am in Control Day – 30
National Doctor’s Day – 30
Take a Walk in the Park Day – 30
Doctors Day – 30
Earth Hour – 30
Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day – 30
I Am In Control Day – 30
International Folding Laundry Day – 30
Pencil Day – 30
Torrents Day – 30
Virtual Vacation Day – 30
World Bi-polar Day – 30
Money Smart Week: 30-4/6
NanoDays: 30-4/7

National Oysters on the Half Shell Day – 31
National Clam Day – 31
National Tater Day – 31
National Lemons and Oranges Day – 31
Bunsen Burner Day – 31
National Clam on the Half Shell Day – 31
World Backup Day – 31
Anesthesia Tech Day: 31
Bunsen Burner Day: 31
Cesar Chavez Day: 31
International Hug A Medievalist Day – 31
International Transgender Day of Visibility – 31
Mothering Sunday – 31
National Crayon Day – 31
National Prom Day – 31
National “She’s Funny That Way” Day – 31
Terri’s Day – 31
International Dark Sky Week: 31-4/7

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True Thursday / 3-28-19

True Thursday EveryOne
Ok folks, we have got to get it going. We have moped and doped our way through this week long enough. Monday started out great and from there is has been a struggle the whole way through. This is the kick is the seat of the pants day when we need to be at our best of bests and on top if it. So do what you must, but let’s get it moving and going and thinking and stop being so negative. We have so much to be thankful for and all we have been doing is complaining about is what we ain’t got or where we ain’t going, let alone all the rest of the ain’t we ain’t got. The sun is shinning, even if it is behind clouds it is shinning. We need to get our behinds off this mountain and past the tree line, we need to get all the goop heading in the right direction and tag the good and cut the bad. No it is not going to be easy but it has got to get done and we need it done now. So up, up, up, get them hikers pulled up and take hold that staff and start heading out to the starting line. We know what’s next, don’t go running away, we need to be reminded that there are others in a world of hurt worse than we have ever been, we open to stoping, listing and helping and seeing them to the closest care center, then move on. Now we need to go, go, go and make it happen, and was we go, let’s make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Black Forest Cake Day
Something on a Stick Day
Weed Appreciation Day (not saying which kind)
Barnum & Bailey Day
National Triglycerides Day
Virtual Advocacy Day
National Money Show: 28-30

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Spring Has Sprung & 3 Cup Cobbler / 3-27-19

This is the last week of March and April the snow birds start to head back, I can already feel on the weekend that left turns although are possible are getting more questionable. The weather forecasters are all starting to say that we have seen the coldest of days behind us and should not see this cold till late fall again, which frankly I am not disappointed one bit in. The only problem is the waters will take a while to warm up, however the good side to cooler waters is that is a better for fishing, and clamming though. But the rail trails will be more functional and manageable with the warmer weather as well as the nature trails. I have to say life for me becomes much better with the warmer weather and I will put up with the crowds to be able to be on the beach after work and feel the sun beat down on this beaten body of mine. The crocuses are blooming in my front yard and I am seeing other buds starting to sprout up on bushes and trees. So the how are you coming along with your summer vacation plans. Are your reservations made? Do you have a list started of places and things you want to do. When I was a kid buy this time I had our entire time all planned out and was in full convincing mode with my parents trying to get them to get on board with my schedule. In the end, they always won out but as they held the money purse. But they were always cool about things and were good to try to get in at least a couple things that were on my list. It is never to early to start planning your vacation to Cape Cod, and it is always good to get everyone involved. Warm weather, cloudless sun filled skies and sandy beaches, what could be better. I stopped trying to figure that one out when I moved here as it is all that we have here on Cape Cod. So if you like it a little quieter and cooler, come on out now and see all that we have to offer in the spring, if you like it warmer and don’t mind the crowds then please be sure to make your plans to come and visit us right here on Old Cape Cod.
There comes a time in the year when finding a new business that you have not already mentioned starts to get hard as the seasonal places have not opened yet, and those open year round I have covered several times. Even my arts and craft festivals have not really kicked in yet and the outdoor farmers markets have not begun yet. One place though that I have not mentioned for a while is Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich located at 67 Grove St, Sandwich, and on the web at heritagemuseumsandgardens.org and on facebook, twitter and instagram. The opening day is not officially until April 27th but check their events page and you will want to put them on the list of places to see and things to do. This is a wonderful place to visit.
As many know that Sandwich was once a hub of glass making and the Sandwich Glass Factory 129 Main St, Sandwich, or online at http://sandwichglassmuseum.org/ also on facebook and instagram. The Museum opens up for the summer season April 1st and goes through December 30 from 9:30 am – 5 pm. Until then Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30 am – 4 pm. We have been and it is a fun place to visit and explore the history of glass making in Sandwich.
There is also the Cape Cod Canal Bike Trail, online at http://www.capecodbikeguide.com/canal.asp, facebook, twitter and more. This trail goes from the Sandwich Marina/Recreational Area. all the way to RailRoad Bridge. Now if you find a way to cross over the Canal at that point you could ride the west side of the Canal all the way back, then use the zip line to cross back over to Sandwich. For those of you who like biking this is the way to check out the Canal and enjoy the fresh air and salt air. This is a wonderful way to get out and enjoy and learn about Cape Cod.
Welcome my friends and what a wonderful time of the year here at the light house. The crocuses are in bloom and there are green buds starting to show up in protected places. I know we still have a few cooler nights ahead of us but the warmer weather is coming and I am so ready to have you all back visiting this grand old lady. All the repairs have been completed and the only things left to complete are some of the landscaping and a little outside painting. Of course there is the putting out of the docks down at the harbor and we have the inspections coming up. Then of course we have Stripers to start in Mid-April, and Tautog, while Cod and Halibut are year round. And the waters are still cold enough to enjoy some really good Quahogs, Cherrystones, Soft-shell or Steamers, Razors if you can find them or better yet catch them and if you can find them mussels are really, really good. There is so much that is ready to happen it makes those of us who are so involved in the community to just want to dance a lighthouse jig. This has been a relatively mild winter around here but I will have to say I am not sad to see the cold go away and welcome in the warmer temperatures. I was concerned to hear about that cruise ship that had issues off of Norway, but am happy to report that we have not had any issues this winter and that our waters have been relatively un-eventful. As the weather does change, please remember to keep our beacon in mind and to learn each of the lighthouses along the outer Cape’s signal so that if the fog rolls in unexpectedly as it can you can find safe harbor or if the winds change suddenly and the waters get rougher than expected. Also ye old fog horn has been tested and is ready to go as needed. Please remember that the beacons can be seen even on land and in the air and can still be a source of comfort and guidance even if not out on the water. Well folks, I need to get the end of the months reports done and get the orders ready for the new month coming. Hope you all have had a wonderful week and have put us on your list to come visit when on vacation this year, or if you are local be sure to come over and volunteer to help keep the place up or even help in high season. Until then, have a great and wonderful and especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
This is the epitome of an easy Cape Cottage Kitchen recipe. It’s quick, it has the fewest ingredients list I think I have ever done and it relatively quick to make. The other thing I like about it is very easy to change it up. So look at it, change it up, experiment with it, but most of all love it by yourself or with friends and family. Now on with this show:

This week’s recipe: 3 Cup Cobbler

1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup self-rising flour
16 oz pie filling, fruit of choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar, mild and flour together. Greased 9X9 baking pan and spread pie filling evenly over the bottom. Then pour batter over top of filling, it does not have to be perfectly smooth. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until the Cobbler is done to a light golden brown. Scoop and serve with cream, whipped cream and or vanilla ice cream.

Elf Wednesday / 3-27-19

Elf Wednesday EveryOne
Some mornings are easier than others to get started in, while others seem to drag on and on before you feel that they are evening making any headway, if that ever comes. But the day goes on and so must we, and to think this is that wicked wonderful day that we will be celebrating a closer trip to the finish line than back to the starting line is one that should easily motivate us. But this final climb to the top of this mountain just seems to want to go on and on and up and straight up. We know there is a prize when we get to the top, that of fantastic view and the knowledge that once past that halfway mark it is all a decent instead of a climb, and that the end is just one foot closer with every step. It’s Hump day for heavens sake let’s get this day going and make something of it. Let’s not let the day control us but us the day, so do what you must, drink what you need to (ok within reason) get the juices flowing, eat a good breakfast if that’s your thing. But get moving. Dragging around like a bag of old rocks is not the way to get it moving. So let’s put a jump in our hump and bump this day on its way and take that attitude of gratitude to new heights and go, go, go. But I would prefer to do it in my shoes vs bare foot, so let’s get those hikers pulled on and grab hold of that staff. Some of us will need that rod to hold us up in the beginning, and to slow our decent so we down roll out of control, when we start our way down the other side. Now along the way there will be people in much greater disappear and confused hurting ways than us. We will stop and listen, and lend a hand in anyway we can, then see them to closest care center, then move on. Yes it is our duty to help other humans in times of need. So as hard as it is for some, get moving, for those of you who are just bouncing up and down to get this day going, be mindful of those struggling and help them get going as well. And as we get this day on the go, let’s do what we can to make us a most Happy, Happy and share the joy in whatever way we can.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National World Whisky Day
National Spanish Paella Day
National “Joe” Day
Celebrate Exchange Day
Little Red Wagon Day
Manatee Appreciation Day
National Scribble Day
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
Viagra Day
Whole Grain Sampling Day
World Theatre Day

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Tawny Tuesday / 3-26-19

Tawny Tuesday EveryOne
Well the eyes are not wanting to open and yet I was the one yesterday that wanted to hop to it and get it going. Where did all the steam go, where did the hip in that hop go. Seriously, it’s only Tuesday and I feel like I got run over by a Mac Truck, but the week goes and life does not stop. So those of us in need of a natural pep pill of some sort need to get that attitude adjustment going and start looking for all the gratitude that we can find. In other words there are so many that can not get out of be, can not dress themselves, do not have enough to eat, who don’t have a job, who can remember where they are, and the list goes on and on. We need to dig deep, and find it, whatever it is to get our minds going which in turn gets our bodies in motion. Life does not wait for us to figure out how and when we are going to get going. It will keep moving right on past us or ever over us. So let’s open them peepers and get the bones rattling, and pull that brain out of the drain and get it into the main stream of motion and let’s go do what we must do. We have another long hike up the face of this mountain so let’s get them hikers pulled on and take hold that staff and let’s head out to the starting line. You know the drill, there are those in much greater need them us, hurting, confused, depressed, take the time to stop, listen and help in whatever way you/we can, then see them to the next care center. Now before this day really gets away from us, let’s get a roll on it and make it happen and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Nougat Day
National Spinach Day
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Legal Assistants Day
Live Long And Prosper Day
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
Purple Day

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Spectacled Monday / 3-25-29

Spectacled Monday EveryOne
Great mounds of goulash we’ve got ourselves a full blown, full on Monday morning going on here. What in the world are we doing just moseying about when there are so many things to get done and so many places to explore. I know it’s Monday and a good too many of you have not figured it out that Mondays really are not that bad. They are the gateway to another fantastic weekend to come, while discovering new adventures and opportunities along the way. Mondays are as dreaded and most make them out to be and if embraced properly can be the beginning of a beautiful and wonderful experience. Life remember is what we make it, that includes any good that comes our way as well as the bad. Do we own day and whatever it brings our way or do we let it own us. I know for most of the times I refer to each week as an adventure in climbing a mountain, we have peaks and valleys, we have cliffs and wildlife and wild weather. But it is there before us and to get to the next stage in life we must climb it, own it and move over it and through to the end. Hikers are the name of the game and a staff will help in many different situations. So get them on and take hold of that stick and let’s find our way to the starting line. Along the way we will come on those in desperate need of our help, we will take the time to stop, listen and see them to the next care center, It is part of our human responsibility to help our fellow brothers and sisters of humanity. Now we need to get our heads into the game, our eyes focused on the peak of this mountain and give it all we’ve got and make the best of whatever comes our way. Now let’s get it moving and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National International Waffle Day
National Pecan Day
National Lobster Newburg Day
Feast of the Annunciation
International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic
International Day of The Unborn Child
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
National Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy
National Medal of Honor Day
Old New Year’s Day
Tolkien Reading Day: 25
Vaffeldagen (Waffle Day)

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Calypso Friday / 3-22-19

Calypso Friday EveryOne
Hallelujah Amen we have arrived at the start of the final day of this week. What a week, what a week, but that is all behind us now. We are out of the jungle, we are out of woods, and what lies before us is the flat lands that are baked by the sun, day after day, just heating it up for us. So before we get going, take those hikers and toss them to the back of the closet and pull out the sprinters, put the staff away and get that sun protection and visor and let’s talk while we walk to the starting line. As any other day, the hurting don’t go away and the desperate and depressed don’t disappear so be prepared today to stop and listen and help in whatever way we can and see them to the next care station. Then move on as we have goals to meet, deadlines to finish before, quotas to meet and quality to be established. Friday is not a lazy day in the hay kind of day, it is a mean lean grinding machine kind of day with one major thing in mind. Finishing the race strong, finishing with the purpose we had in mind when we started this week. Finishing with class and finishing strong. Now for a side bar, the theme of the week, they are all different types of dried beans. Now back to the cause that we strive for this week, the goal is in sight but we need to be diligent in getting there. Other than those that need help, do not waver from your coarse and keep the faith all the way through to the end. And in all you do remember to do it with a heart that has an attitude of gratitude. Now let’s get getter-done and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Water Day
Coq Au Vin Day
National Goof Off Day
As Young As You Feel Day
International Day of The Seal
Talk Like William Shatner Day
Tuskegee Airmen Day
World Day of Metta
American Crossword Puzzle Days: 22-24

National Chips and Dip Day – 23
National Chia Day – 23
National Melba Toast Day – 23
National Puppy Day – 23
Near Miss Day – 23
Endometriosis March Day – 23
National Puppy Day – 23
National Chia Day – 23
National Tamale Day – 23
Near Miss Day – 23
OK Day – 23
World Meteorological Day – 23
Be Mad Day – 23

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day – 24
National Cocktail Day – 24
World Tuberculosis Day – 24
Health Information Professionals Week: 24-30
International Phace Syndrome Awareness Week: 24-30
National Cleaning Week: 24-30
National Protocol Officer’s Week: 24-30
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week: 24-30
National Physicians Week: 24-30

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Borlotti Thursday / 3-21-19

Borlotti Thursday EveryOne
Ok, get them peepers open, get out of bed and let’s get right to the point and get those hikers pulled on and take hold that staff. This is the real hiker day of the whole week as we are looking to clear out of this jungle and put the marshland and wetlands behind us. We have got a lot to get through today and we need to do it with some expedience, as this jungle is starting to get more like Jumanji than normal civilization. We have a job to get done today beside helping those who are in deep hurting needs and grave depression. We need to take the time and stop and listen then see them to the next care center, then move on to the rest of what we need to accomplish. We need to figure out what is working, (since some of us have been so with it this week dah), what really is not, get those things that are able to be salvaged pointed in the right direction and cut loose the things that have nothing good left to them or are not worth the effort of our time. Then push through till all is set in places heading in the right direction moving and working together in harmony. Sounds like a lot and it is but when all is finished it will be worth it all. So let’s get to the starting line and get this day moving in a positive direction.. No let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy in all we do and say and shine that attitude of gratitude sunshine on everyone we meet, and greet this day.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
California Strawberry Day
National French Bread Day
National Healthy Fats Day
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Credit Card Reduction Day
Fragrance Day
Purim
Afghanistan Day
Gallo Wine Day
International Colour Day
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
International Day of Forests and The Tree
International Day of Nowruz
Memory Day
National Common Courtesy Day
National Day of Action On Syringe Exchange
National Farm Rescuer Day
National Fragrance Day
National Healthy Fats Day
National Renewable Energy Day
National Single Parent Day
Naw-Ruz
Noruz
Twitter Day
WE Day
World Down Syndrome Day
World Poetry Day
World Puppetry Day

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Spring & a Hawk Sighting & Pepper Steak / 3-20-19

Hello and welcome back my friends to a show that, well on the Cape anything is possible even if not probable. Spring has sprung this fine feather day and we are heading in the correct direction with the temperatures. But as we all know April can and has fooled us on many occasions, and given us a coating of that white stuff that we all pray has retreated to the great far north till next December at the earliest. This week the sun has been so wonderful, helping to warm even the darkest corners. And the evenings although, let’s face it cold, have been beautiful with the full moon, clear skies and the abilities to do some wonderful star gazing. I do this when I do the last evening dog walk, just him and I and only a few street lights.
Over the last week, the wife and I have been noticing a rather large bird flying around the neighborhood, Since we are stuck in the house most of the day as we are both work at home employees, we have not been able to see what kind of bird it really was. Well earlier this week I was on the after work dog walk that takes place in mid afternoon and low and behold I finally got a glimpse of this creature. Perched up in one of the bare trees I spotted one of the largest Hawks I have seen in a long time. He/She was majestic, with a white and brown underside, a huge wing span and that sleek head and body. And although about 25-30 feet up from the ground the size of their talons was extremely large. As my pooch is a 14 pound Pomeranian I keep a good hold of the his leash and one out on that bird of prey. Although he is still a major fluff ball and appears bigger than he really is, I did not want to take the chance that, the Hawks eyes and desires were as big as his/her appetite for my pooch. They stayed in the tree and we passed under and on by with no incidents and I grabbed a couple of distant pictures. Which I had a good digital with me as that would have been a totally cool photo opt. My point in all this is, the Cape is home to a lot more fantastic birds than we are aware of. From Hawks to Ospreys to Owls, and the list goes on and one. There are many different Bird Groups located here on the Cape, for more information google them and join one of the groups or just check out their sites to see all the different varieties we have at all different times of the year. We are so bless with so many unique and different migrating to year round that coming to the Cape if you are a bird lover is not limited to just one season, but a year round joy.
Well I hope you have us on your radar for upcoming summer vacations, bird lover or not, and see all that we have to offer. Until them if you live here, get out there and see what you can find that flies and have fun with it, and to all others come check us out. Until we meet again have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
Small biz report this week: For starters we have Chatham Candy Manor on Main St in Chatham. I specifically mention them as they are taking their orders for Easter. Some of the best darn chocolate on the Cape. My favorites are their Chocolate Truffles, I think they are to die for.
If you are not close enough to get to them, check our Robins Toffees, and we have news to announce, they are moving to White Plains Path in South Yarmouth across from The Sea Dog Pub and Restaurant or just before the ReStore it shop. Check their Facebook page or web site to exactly when they are opening. But don’t forget her chocolates are sold in many different shops, Again check the website for a location near you.
Next I Nobska Farms, hot sauce, jellies, salsas and chocolate infused with heat. Don’t go turning your nose up at any of these until you have tried them. A good place where to find them is through their FaceBook page, Cape Cod Beer also carries their products. These are some amazing products, and what makes them better is you would, OK I would have never expected a Pepper product like this coming from a farm on the Cape. Please don’t judge unless you have tasted as this stuff is really good.
Well can you believe it? We have finally made it to Spring and shall we say it has sprung. Now i only that warmer weather like 50 and above show up and stick around. The only problem is you have that group of old timers who swear that the shellfish always taste better from the colder waters than the warmer. Not sure what to think about that. Personally I’m not sure I have ever found a bivalve or crustacean that didn’t like me. Why do you think that being a light keeper is so my passion? I help keep those shell fisherman getting in and out of the channels and in return they bless me with the opportunity to get some very fresh catch, or should I say digs. As a reminder to those of you not used to going out regularly, this time of year can produce some very strange weather conditions, including what we just had the Full Worm Moon that causes extreme high times. I also saw that the Last Full Moon on the first day of Spring was like back in the 1980s, and on top of it a heavy dose of rain for the weekend with still mariners hangover with the high tides. Yes folks we here at the light house station are more than just caretakers of the beacon and the tower. We also do a lot of weather reporting and records keeping, even with all the digital and electronic we still keep manual records. Anyway, with the sun shinning we have been able to get a lot done and as Easter is not that far away we are a head of schedule for getting the grounds, buildings and boating areas ready for opening day. Yes we will help out our friend with the Coast Guard with the boat inspections and putting out the rescue boats. They take care of the harbor patrol and off shore activity, and we act as an additional set of eyes and ears as we sit so high up on the bluffs that sometimes we see and hear things before they get the destress calls in. Once April hits we will start to see the piers and docks starting to go in and that will be the sign for the big push on inspections. Well not much else to report on, things are just moving along without any hitches and still doing the school kids and bus tours, but that is about it. Remember that Easter Sunday we will be doing the Easter egg hunts for all ages all beginning early afternoon after churches let out. And for those interested there will be a couple different sunrise services happening both on the beach below the lighthouse and on the bluff, I know at least one will be an interfaith service. So mark your calendars and hope to see you. Speaking of which it’s about that time, I hope those of you not on the Cape are planning to add us to your schedule for your vacation time, and to those here on the Cape please consider becoming a volunteer either here at our station or one of the others up and down the Cape. Now until next time you have a great and wonderful and especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
As you all know my goal is to offer relatively easy recipes with few or very common ingredients. After looking in my own cupboards I think this meets most of those requirements. So check the list and even if you don’t have most are inexpensive so this should not be the arm and leg dinner. I have always enjoyed getting this out at a restaurant, but why buy out when you can do in and for much cheaper and at your timing and not when it is just convenient to go to a restaurant. So before I start drooling, let’s get this going, and I hope you find it as easy as I have and even more enjoyable to eat.

This week’s recipe: Pepper Steak

1 lb round steak, cut into pieces
2 Tbsp fat
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/8 tsp garlic minced
1 cup hot water
1 tsp salt and pepper
1 cube beef bouillon
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 cup tomato soup
1 med green bell pepper, sliced
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Brown meat slowly in hot fat (approx 15 minutes) (or go healthy and use olive oil). Add onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Dissolve bouillon cube in hot water; add to meat. Cover and simmer until meat is almost tender (20-25 minutes). Add tomato soup and green pepper: cook 10 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients, stir into meat mixture. Bring to Boil: Cook, Stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. Serve over rice or noodles.

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Appaloosa Wednesday / 3-20-19

Appaloosa Wednesday EveryOne
Jump up and down we have a arrived on Wednesday, sorry get out of bed first then jump up and down, remember Mother always told us no jumping on the bed, then again what Mother doesn’t know won’t hurt her and besides we need something to get excited about this week. In just 4 work hours we will be that preverbal halfway home towards the finish line. Yes folks, one step past that half line we will be closer to the finish line than back to the starting line, line we would wannna do that again? But we have got to grab onto anything we can this week, if you have not figured it out it has been a rough, rough week, and frankly madam I really couldn’t give a,,, ok, ok, I know you know and we all know we need to keep it focused on being positive, and attitude of gratitude, and nugget of knowledge of goodness. Ok, give me a great brake, some days, some weeks are just not there. but we have to keep going and every little victory or positive thing we need to take it and ride that camel as far as the next oasis. And it is Wednesday and like yesterday we need to get those hikers on and take hold that staff. The jungle is deep and wide and we will conquer this thing one way or another, on our own or having to be dragged through it kicking and screaming. Oh ya, along the way there will be those that need our help, even in this condition we can be a help, and you know what? It might even help us, so be open to those you come on, and stop and listen and help to the next care station. Now before this day gets away from us, let’s get to the starting line and get this day going and go make us a most Happy, Happy cause no one else is going to do it for us. Oh ya, happy first day of Spring.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com

Holidays & Observances:
National Ravioli Day
National Bock Beer Day
International Earth Day
Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
Proposal Day
National Agriculture Day – date varies
Spring (Vernal) Equinox
Bed-in For Peace Day
Great American Meat Out Day
International Astrology Day
International Day of Happiness
French Language Day
Kick Butts Day
Kiss Your Fiancée Day
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Ostara (Spring Equinox)
Rita’s Free Italian Ice Day
Snowman Burning Day
Spring (Vernal Equinox)
Ta’Anit Esther
World Storytelling Day
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day
World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People
World Sparrow Day
National Cherry Blossom Festival: 20-4/14

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