Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Inked, Driving Force, -and- Funny Money

Inked - man gets life-size tattoos of family, discovers wife having affair
Driving Force - Utah deputies told to watch mileage
Funny Money - man jailed for trying to pass off $1M bill

On this day in history: October 9, 1995 - A 12-car Amtrak train derails near Hyder, Arizona. Letters claiming responsibility are found, signed by the "Sons of the Gestapo."

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.

Scripture of the Day: "It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him." (Deuteronomy 13:4)

Video of the Day: Here is the home of It’s JerryTime! Laura found this and submitted it. Visit this site to view all the videos of Jerry! There are over a dozen videos here!

Imagine my surprise when I walked out of the house this morning and saw these deer on my lawn! Click to enlarge.

New Feature: I have added a link to Local Events Photo Gallery in the Links section.

While shopping at Sav-Mor Foods yesterday, I saw a 2.4-pound oyster. It was in the shell, so a good deal of the weight was shell. Nonetheless, this creature was enormous! It was easily over a foot long and approximately half that in width. I nearly purchased it for the novelty of having such an one. I should have done so. I checked today, and it was gone.

One of the members at our home church, Harvest Christian Center had hip-replacement surgery over the weekend. Other members have been providing meals for this lady and her husband. Laura volunteered to provide a dinner for them for Monday. I made Barilla thick spaghetti with marinara sauce. Laura took them half of the pasta dish, half a loaf of garlic bread, and a box of sugar-free fudgesicles. They were delighted. We enjoyed the balance of the meal after Laura returned from worship practice. The leftovers followed her to work this morning.

I froze a package of hot Italian sausage. The sausage is easily cut into 1/4-inch sections when frozen. I sautéed two sliced medium white onions, 10 sliced medium white mushrooms, four tablespoons of minced garlic, sea salt, ground black pepper, and the sausage in extra-virgin olive oil. When the onions were translucent, I added Italian seasoning and five diced medium cluster tomatoes. I turned down the heat and allowed this to simmer for two hours. When Laura arrived, she added a jar of Classico Italian sausage marinara sauce. I cooked a box of Barilla thick spaghetti until al dente (9 minutes), and Laura incorporated it into the sauce. It was wonderfully rick and delicious. At the table, we added DiGiorno fresh grated Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper.

We were incredibly pleased to have been able to bless others with such a fine meal.