Tuesday, September 25, 2007

License and Registration, Matchmaker, -and- Heil!

License and Registration - British speeder clocked at 172 mph
Matchmaker - astrologer in court over love spell
Heil! - police find swastika cut into NJ cornfield

On this day in history: September 25, 1980 - After spending the whole day drinking, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies from alcohol poisoning.

Born on this day in history: September 25, 1897 - William Faulkner (1897 - 1962) novelist He wrote about a microcosm of the post-Civil War deep South in "The Sound and the Fury," 1929.

Scripture of the Day: "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense, Jesus Christ, the Righteous One." (1 John 2:1)

Video of the Day: It’s JerryTime: Jerry Strikes Back

Here is one of Mr. Nitro’s ancestors—a 1942 Dodge Power Wagon. Click to enlarge.

Here is another of Mr. Nitro’s ancestors—a 1941 Dodge sedan delivery. Click to enlarge.

Last evening, I made penne with marinara sauce. I simmered two pounds of ground sirloin, 12 large white onions (sliced into quarters), 8 tablespoons of Christopher Ranch minced garlic, 5 large cluster tomatoes (diced), sea salt, ground black pepper, and Italian seasoning for two hours. When the liquid had cooked down, Laura added a jar of Classico marinara sauce. I cooked a package of Barilla penne until al dente, drained, and added to the sauce. Laura incorporated the pasta into the sauce and browned some garlic bread under the broiler. At the table, we added DiGiorno grated Italian cheese and crushed red peppers. It was a delightful meal.