Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Alien Nation, Monkey Business, -and- Oops!

Alien Nation - B of A to offer credit cards to illegals
Monkey Business - L.A. Zoo goes bananas over feng shui
Oops! - man charged after shooting self in foot

On this day in history: February 14, 1929 - The Capone gang kills six members of the "Bugs" Moran gang and one other person at the S.M.C. Cartage company in Chicago, in an event known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Bogus police officers were used so that it appeared to be a routine police bust.

Born on this day in history: February 14, 1894 - Jack Benny (1894 - 1974) comedian. His unusual comedic deadpan method and expert timing made him a legendary success in U.S. radio and TV for more than 30 years.

Today's Video: If I Die Before You Wake - moving tribute to our soldiers in Iraq - submitted by Laura.

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Happy Valentine's Day! Laura and I wish a very festive and happy Valentine's Day to all!

For dinner last evening, I made pan-fried Foster Farms boneless, skinless chicken breasts and garlic mashed cauliflower. This was the first time I made garlic mashed cauliflower, and it will certainly not be the last! The dish is incredibly delicious, and we intend to enjoy it often. The methodology is simple: I cleaned a large head of cauliflower and placed it in a large casserole dish. I peeled a head of Christopher Ranch garlic and scattered the cloves about in the cauliflower. I sprinkled herbs and spices over the cauliflower and garlic and cooked on high in the microwave for 10 minutes. I added two tablespoons of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and an ounce of low-fat half-and-half. Laura then used an Oster wand blender to reduce the mixture to the consistency of mashed potatoes. The dish was wonderful!