Monday, March 13, 2006

Without a Trace, Tall Tale, -and- EEK!

Without a Trace - Buddha Boy vanishes in Nepal forest
Tall Tale - girl bullied because of height
EEK! - man accused of putting mouse in burrito

POSER: (Congratulations to Danica for correctly answering!)
Q: What did the calf say when he learned he was nursing on a baby bottle?
A: "I can't believe it's not udder!"

The weather was very unpredictable over the weekend, rainy at times and sunny at other times. It was raining fiercely when I entered the market at 4 PM Friday. It had been raining most of the day. When I exited the market 30 minutes later, however, the sun was shining, and it was warm and beautiful! We had our usual Friday night pizza and watched a few episodes of "CSI."

Saturday, we ate chips and dip, sipped Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale and played three games of Trivial Pursuit. Laura won two of these three games. We will play again next weekend, and I shall regain supremacy! At 3 PM, I put three large pork loin strips (that Laura had grilled earlier in the week) in a large skillet with a cup of water. I added white onion, celery, Jalapeños, Habaneros, minced garlic, and Cajun seasoning, and turned the burner to medium low. Laura tended this while we watched several episodes of "CSI." At 7 PM, the pork and other ingredients had simmered to a beautiful state. Laura shredded some Monterey Jack cheese, warmed some flour tortillas, and we enjoyed some delicious (and very hot!) burritos.

Sunday evening, a did a spicy dry rub on thick ahi steaks and top sirloin steaks and cooked two white potatoes in the microwave. Laura grilled the steaks and potatoes perfectly. It was a delightful meal!