Monday, October 09, 2006

Fueling the Flames, Bite Me!, -and- Fighting Back

Fueling the Flames - massive anti-Chavez rally in Venezuela
Bite Me! - woman sinks teeth into opponent during road rage incident
Fighting Back - homeowner kills would-be robber

On this day in history: October 9, 1967 - After being debriefed by CIA field agent Felix Rodriguez, Che Guevara is executed in a schoolhouse in La Higuera, Bolivia. Guevara had been captured by the Bolivian 2nd Ranger Battalion, which was specifically trained by U.S. Army Special Forces to catch him.

Born on this day in history: October 9, 1890 - Aimee Semple Mcpherson (1890 - 1944) religious leader, evangelist. She was the most famous evangelist of her day; founder of International Church of the Foursquare Gospel; built Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, CA.

Be certain to watch this painful video! Submitted by Laura Olympics Oops #1

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Yesterday, I made a potato salad with white potatoes (cooked for 5 minutes in the microwave, cooled, and diced), grated ginger, minced garlic, sliced red onion, chopped Thai basil, sliced chiles (four varieties), celery salt, ground black pepper, Italian seasoning, extra-virgin La Conda olive oil, and rice wine vinegar.

Laura did a dry rub on two racks of baby back ribs. She placed them bone-side down on the rear of the grill, with the rear burner off and the front burner on low. Every 20 minutes, she sprayed them with a mixture of 3 parts balsamic vinegar and 1 part extra-virgin La Conda olive oil.

While the ribs cooked, we played several games of backgammon and snacked on wasabi peas.

We anticipated the propane tank would expire during the rib-cooking process, and we had a fresh propane tank ready. As Laura was checking the ribs at the 2-hour point, the propane expired—precisely when the ribs reached perfection!

It was a wonderful Sunday meal.