Monday, November 12, 2007

Slither!, Oink!, -and- Animal Kingdom

Slither! - "snake man" sits in tub with 87 rattlesnakes
Oink! - fishermen catch feral pig in Pacific Ocean
Animal Kingdom - dolphins save injured surfer from shark attack

On this day in history: November 12, 1933 - Hugh Gray of the British Aluminium Company took five pictures of the Loch Ness Monster, the first known photos. Four the the five exposures were blank, and the remaining photo was later proven to be a hoax.

Born on this day in history: November 12, 1934 - Charles Manson born in Cincinnati to a 16-year-old prostitute and an unknown father.

Scripture of the Day: "For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding." (Colossians 1:9)

Video of the Day: Office Snowball Fight - submitted by Amber

The Makers of FRESCHETTA PIZZAMORÉ™ Pizza Introduce its NEW Pre-Sliced, Restaurant-Style Pizza with a Revolutionary Bake and Serve Tray. Click to enlarge.

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For dinner on Friday, we had one of the new FRESCHETTA PIZZAMORÉ™ pizzas. We had the 10-topping pizza, and it was extraordinary! I highly recommend this pizza. It is nearly equal to a fresh take-and-bake pizza. The crust, sauce, and toppings are first-rate.

For dinner on Saturday, I made beef fajitas. I sautéed sliced Jalapeños, sliced red bell pepper, sliced white onion, and sliced garlic (one head, of course!) in extra-virgin olive oil, seasoned with sea salt, ground black pepper, cumin, and ground Cayenne pepper. When the onions were caramelized, I added thinly sliced sirloin and stirred. At the table, we built fajitas with the mixture, using warm flour tortillas, sliced avocado, crushed red peppers, and Crystal Extra-Hot Louisiana Hot Sauce.

Sunday evening, I made Barilla thick spaghetti and marinara sauce. Laura sautéed Italian sausage in extra-virgin olive oil, while I sliced red bell pepper, white onion, white mushrooms, and Roma tomatoes. I added four tablespoons of minced garlic and handed the mixture to Laura. Laura added it to the sausage and stirred, seasoning with sea salt, ground black pepper, and Italian seasoning. Laura then added a package of baby spinach and stirred. The sauce simmered for an hour, and Laura added a jar of Classico Roasted Garlic marinara sauce. I cooked a package of Barilla thick spaghetti until al dente, drained, and placed in a large pasta bowl. I poured the sauce over the spaghetti. Laura incorporated the spaghetti into the sauce and took the bowl to the table. At the table, we added crushed red peppers and DiGiorno grated Parmesan cheese. A quantity of leftovers followed Laura to Chico this morning.