Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Where's the Beef?, Mommy Dearest, -and- Extra Credit

Where's the Beef? - Ted Nugent rips Paul McCartney for firing burger-eating roadies
Mommy Dearest - mother keeps daughter prisoner without sunshine
Extra Credit - student stages robbery to wipe bad grades

On this day in history: June 19, 1999 - While taking a walk, horror author Stephen King is struck by a van piloted by a distracted Bryan Smith. King's extensive injuries (broken leg, broken hip, lacerated scalp and collapsed lung) remanded him to a hospital bed for three weeks. Smith would later die in his sleep on Stephen King's birthday.

Born on this day in history: June 19, 1834 - Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 - 1892) preacher. His humorous sermons at the Metropolitan Tabernacle drew congregations of 6,000; wrote collections of pithy sayings, "John Ploughman's Talk," 1869.

Today's Video: The Puzzle

For last evening's meal, I made steamed broccoli, brown rice with mushrooms, and pork steaks. I made a marinade with tequila, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, cornstarch, and crushed red pepper. I cut two thick pork steaks from Sunday's pork butt and marinated them for two hours. I sautéed the steaks in the marinade, which thickened into a delicious glaze. The remaining glaze from the sauté pan was drizzled over the rice. It was a delightful meal.