Monday, February 5, 2018

Out and About in the Tucson Area: Part Two

that at yesterday's Super Bowl game in Minneapolis the 4 A10 Warthog Planes that circled the airspace around the stadium came from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona? 
A10 Warthog
In fact this base was quite close to where I was visiting
The Pima Air & Space Museum. It is one of the largest non-government funded aviation and space museums in the world featuring over 350 historical aircrafts, from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner sitting on 80 acres. The museum opened its doors to the public in May of 1976. Over the past forty years, the museum has grown immensely and today encompasses
  • 150 +airplanes in 6 indoor hangers-3 hangers dedicated just to World War II
  • 175 + aircraft sitting outside, basking in the Arizona sunshine
  • Display of 100 years of aviation history
Even if aviation is not your thing you can't help be impressed by their clean, spotless  facilities, knowledgeable staff and the number of planes, everywhere in and out and up above.  This was one of my favorites called The Bumblebee.

The size of the planes and their enormous wingspan were quite impressive.  

I did manage to find this little yellow one outside that was just my size!

Moving from planes to game day foods was an easy transition on Super Bowl Day especially with this easy recipe.
Pigs-in-a-Blanket with a Twist  
Cook's Notes: Imagine this-a recipe that has only TWO ingredients working its magic  with puff pastry. It was served with a salsa but a honey mustard sauce would work well too. Recipe makes about 15 appetizers. Optional brushing with an egg wash and sprinkling with sesame seeds before baking. 
I used this product
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed 
  • precooked beef sausage or Andouille
  • Cover baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone pad. 
  • Thaw one sheet puff pastry on wax paper. Cut on folds lengthwise-you will have three pieces.  Turn each piece horizontally and cut into thirds.  
  • Cut sausage into 2 inch pieces. Wrap pastry strips around each piece of sausage. Place seam side down on baking sheet. 
  • Bake at 425 for 13 minutes.
Honey Mustard Dip
Equal parts of real mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip), Dijon mustard and honey. Add in 2 minced garlic cloves and a dash of ground cumin. Refrigerate for  a few hours.  

1 comment:

  1. What a unique collection. Even for someone like me who is not particularly interested in aviation, this would be enjoyable. What a variety of planes. Thanks for the tour.


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