Sleeping Eight Hours = Energy!!

Family…Friends….Fun…Fridays. All good things start with “F”.

Energy be my middle name! After all those hours, I woke up and was ready to go! First of all, I picked a mess of oranges and a couple of lemons and made a zingy orange juice! Three lemons and sixteen oranges made for a great wake up drink!

Energy affects my sense of humor, not in a good way!

With all this new found energy, I decided to make an apple receipt I found on Facebook! It only took a few minutes and I did it so quick, I did NOT take step-by-step pictures…besides, my fingers were slippery with apple juice and then sticky with dough and then more sticky with light brown sugar…here are the results! Oh! It is calorie free!

BTW, it was really pretty good! Mine was not nearly as pretty as the video so I am going to try an egg wash on it plus go for a higher temperature to get more “puff” out of the pastry!

Did You Know? Puff pastry. Puff pastry, also known as pâte feuilletée, is a flaky light pastry made from a laminated dough composed of dough (détrempe) and butter or other solid fat (beurrage). The butter is put inside the dough (or vice versa), making a paton which is repeatedly folded and rolled out before baking.

Real Apple Pie

Real Apple Pie! And this one is so easy to make and will impress any guest 😉

Posted by Chefclub Network on Thursday, February 7, 2019

We had lunch at home before heading to the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center to see Aladdin!

The Aladdin show was an outstanding production! The live orchestra really made a difference and the ability for the performance to adapt the silliness to todays situations made it all that more fun!

The Arabian Nights Men appear in Disney’s “Aladdin.” (Photo by Deen van Meer)

After the performance, we headed to Old Ranch to have a drink before turning around and going to Garden Grove Elks for a dinner dance. We could have gone home but that would have added eight minutes each way and sixteen minutes is perfect for a drink at the ranch!

Dr. Brander makes his selections!

There was plenty of crab but it is so much work to get the meat out. On the other hand, I could have worked off a lot of calories getting to the meal!

More calories spend in getting to the meat than in the meat itself!

Did You Know?

      • There are more than 4,500 species of crabs.
      • Most species live in coastal areas of salty, fresh or brackish water.
      • Crabs are super old! They showed up during the Jurassic period, 200 million years ago.
      • The Pea Crab is the smallest known species. It measures between 0.27 and 0.47 inches long.
      • The Japanese Spider Crab is the biggest, measuring about 12 feet between its claws!
      • Crabs have an “exoskeleton” made of chitin. It protects their soft tissue.
      • Crabs walk and swim sideways.
      • Crabs eat both meat and plants, making them omnivores.
      • Pregnancy in female crabs only last one or two weeks. Then they lay between 1,000 and 2,000 eggs!
      • Groups of crabs living together are known as “casts.”
      • The average lifespan of a crab is 3 to 4 years.

The dinner dance, in terms of the band and dancing, was a flop but the food was reasonable. The room could have held 150 but only about 35 showed up! They also had steak…I had one and gave the other ticket (steak) to Leon! My lack of self control meant I would eat it…We left after two hours to go home and watch TV. Why do the bands play so damned loud?

See you an hour later in the morning!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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