Memorial Day-Tour of Somerville

The 66th Annual Tour of Somerville Cycling Series

One of the races line up.

One of the races line up.

The first in line are past winners

The first in line are past winners

"Go, Laura,Go"
“Go, Laura,Go”

 

The Tour of Somerville was started in 1940 by a local bike owner and racer named  Fred “Pop” Kugler. 

It is the oldest bicyle race in the United States and is considered “the Kentucky Derby of Cycling.”

This year I was privileged to have the day off from work and decided to enjoy the day in Somerville.  It’s been many years since I’ve been here for the race.

The following photos are a collage of memories.

After the race

After the race


 
The events tents

The events tents

Kids enjoy the petting zoo "kid" goat.

Kids enjoy the petting zoo "kid" goat.

Spin Art creations

Spin Art creations

A sister and brother show me their Spin Art creations.

A sister and brother show me their Spin Art creations.

Pause at the Moonwalk

Pause at the Moonwalk

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Scenic Sunday-Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

a white egret

a white egret

A.C. skyline and nest on pole platform

A.C. skyline and nest on pole platform

Will I see a turtle?

Will I see a turtle?

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Bring your Binoculars!  Will I see turtles crossing the road?  I hope. I hope.  We took the 8 mile auto tour and stopped to climb the observation tower to view the magnificent  wildlife from one side and Atlantic City’s skyline from the other.  The self-guiding tour can be taken by auto, on foot or a combination of the two. This Atlantic County refuge is also  known as Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge.For this weeks vacation, we decided to say local, that is travel within the state of New Jersey, but to places that neither of us had been before.Between April 20 and May 30  Will Seeshorebirds and wading birds-glossy ibis peak about April 28, Canada geese hatching , usually feeding on dikes by May 20th; May and June, horseshoe crabs spawning. 

 

Zoo- in Bridgeton, New Jersey

Lounging Lemur

Lounging Lemur

Singing Dog

Singing Dog

White Peacock,"won't you display your feathers?"

White Peacock,"won't you display your feathers?"

White Bengal Tiger

White Bengal Tiger

Llamas

Llamas

Fennec Fox Description

Fennec Fox Description

Turtles out on a limb

Turtles out on a limb

Peacock's Plummage

Peacock's Plummage

clowning around ,"look through the tree stump"!

clowning around ,"look through the tree stump"!

Zoo Entrance-Welcome!

Zoo Entrance-Welcome!

Cohanzick  Zoo

Bridgeton is New Jersey’s largest historic district and has the only municipal zoo in the state.

 

The zoo has old-fashioned heavy iron cages.   There is an assortment of animals.

I’m including photos and video of some of them.

Sound of Music – Central Station Antwerp

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Recipe-Meatballs and Peppers

Recipe     Meatballs and peppers       A low soduim recipe

1 pound lean ground beef

1/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs

1 egg

1 onion grated

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 can ( 8 ounce) salt-free tomato sauce

4 green peppers, seeded and cut in chunks

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg,onion and parsley.  If mixture seems to be too firm, add several tablespoons cold water and mix well .

Form into 1-inch balls.  Place in large skillet.  Add tomato sauce, green peppers, oregano, basil, and pepper.  Cover and simmer over low heat for 35 minutes. 

Makes 4 servings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Note to Smile about:

You may be surprised to find out that I have a pink loose-leaf recipe Notebook that I ordered from Woman’s day magazine during the late 1980’s.  It came with pink tabbed divider sections that I could write my own recipe categories.   I wrote these on the page dividers.

Appetizers, microwave, soups,breakfast,  beverages, salads, vegetables, main courses, and desserts.

There is a recipe for microwave chocolate chip squares, microwave lemon spice tea, hot chocolate rum.

Under salads is Confetti vegetables, rice primavera,  Spinach salad and dressing, and paradise rice salad.

For main courses, are recipes for Robin Leaches Chicken casserole using a whole chicken,  all-purpose herb shake ( to put on meats and chicken for flavoring),  non-fries skillet dinner,

for desserts- Recipes from cool whip paper lid -Mississippi Mud pie, Frosty lemon dessert squares, Patriotic Parfait to name a few as well as Jell-o recipes.

Dessert recipes for Blueberry cheesecake, Cherry crunch pie, raibow cake,  and a cookie recipe on a recipe card  for  Drop butter wafers.

The recipe for Meatballs and Peppers was in the back of this pink recipe notebook and it is an artcle that I clipped out of the Star Ledger section Accent: Food March 31, 1985.

Two more Low sodium recipes are Broiled Salmon and Spicy Shish Kebab.

A word on Comments:

I love visitors and your comments are always welcome.  You can click on the word recipe in the tag box on the right to see other recipes that  I have shared.

 

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