Monday, November 05, 2007

To Serve and Protect, Call Jenny, -and- Just Say No

To Serve and Protect - deputies flatten tires on wrong cars
Call Jenny - Santa told to slim down for Christmas
Just Say No - passengers revolt after being told to fly on jet with its wing tip missing

On this day in history: November 5, 1975 - Logger Travis Walton is abducted by aliens near Snowflake, Arizona and is missing for five days. Aliens performed "various experiments" on the abductee. Walton finds the experience immensely lucrative as his experiences are chronicled in the mediocre book Fire in the Sky and a very bad film by Paramount.

Born on this day in history: November 5, 1926 -
John Berger (1926 - ____) painter, teacher, art critic. He began his career as a painter and teacher of drawing; became art critic for the "Tribune," and "New Statesman."

Scripture of the Day: "This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing." (Romans 13:6)

Video of the Day: History of LOL Cats - submitted by Chris

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Friday evening, we had a Red Baron Special Deluxe pizza. I chopped two large Jalapeño peppers, and Laura sprinkled them atop the pizza prior to cooking it. These pizzas have been on sale at Sav-Mor Foods of late for less than $3.00 each!

Saturday morning, I made a delightful brunch: I sliced grilled London broil into thin pieces and sautéed in extra-virgin olive oil, with sliced red onion, minced garlic, and sliced Jalapeño peppers. I seasoned with sea salt, ground black pepper, and Red Monkey Cajun Spice. When the onions were caramelized, I added eight beaten eggs, stirring as the mixture cooked. Laura grated some cheddar cheese. When the eggs were done, I warmed some large flour tortillas, and we made breakfast burritos. They were wonderful.

Saturday evening, one of my brothers came to dinner. I made a pasta salad, with rigatoni, red bell pepper, fresh cilantro, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, celery, red onion, pear tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, sea salt, ground black pepper, and Red Monkey Lemon Pepper Spice. Laura grilled pork loin chops and Johnsonville Italian sausages. I made two dipping sauces—one mild, for my brother, and one very spicy, for Laura and me. It was a delightful dinner.

Sunday—following service at Harvest Christian Center—we had the leftovers from Saturday's brunch. Instead of tortillas, we used Mission tortilla chips and Casa Lupe salsa. It was excellent.

For dinner Sunday evening, I made a marinade with extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, minced garlic, grated ginger, sea salt, cumin, and Red Monkey Lemon Pepper Spice. Laura cleaned and marinated eight large Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts. She grilled the chicken, red potatoes, huge white mushrooms, and large Jalapeño peppers. It was a wonderful meal. Some of the leftover chicken will find its way into the leftover pasta salad and be enjoyed after Bible class on Wednesday.