Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Got Milk?, Vanished!, -and- Helping Hands

Got Milk? - Heather Mills: drink rat's milk to save planet
Vanished! - wife can't find husband after he wins lottery
Helping Hands - neighbors catch baby thrown from blaze

On this day in history: November 20, 1912 - Mad Bomber Carl Warr enters Los Angeles city jail with 60 sticks of dynamite strapped to himself. After an hour, two detectives attack Warr who then pulls the bomb's trigger. Nothing happens, and the freakishly masked bomber begs police to kill him.

Born on this day in history: November 20, 1923 - Nadine Gordimer (1923 - ____) novelist. She is noted for her major anti-apartheid themes of exile and alienation in "Burger's Daughter," 1979; won Nobel Prize for Literature, 1991.

Scripture of the Day: "Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." (Psalm 95:1-2)

Video of the Day: How to charge an iPod using electrolytes and an onion

For dinner last evening, I grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The chicken had marinated overnight in extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, minced garlic, grated ginger, lime juice, crushed red peppers, sea salt, and lemon pepper spice. I grilled the breasts until they were approximately 75% done. I placed them in a Pyrex dish, covered the dish with aluminum foil, and placed in a 170-degree oven. After 30 minutes, I halved three medium red potatoes, baked them in the microwave, and added them—cut-side down—to the Pyrex dish. When we dined an hour later, the potatoes had absorbed a quantity of the delicious juice that exuded from the chicken breasts. We also had baby asparagus that I poached and chilled. It was a delightful meal. The chicken was fork-tender, moist, and delicious. The four leftover breasts will make some excellent enchiladas later this week, I am certain.

Photographs from the 12th annual Corning Hometown Christmas await your viewing pleasure. From the index for the Photo Gallery of Local Events, choose Corning Hometown Christmas. The photographs may be viewed individually, by clicking on the thumbnails, or as a slide show, by clicking on "start slide show" near the bottom left of the first photograph.