Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Can You Hear Me Now?, The Kids Are Alright, -and- White Wedding

Can You Hear Me Now? - new device allows you to "speak" through your ear
The Kids Are Alright - referee owes life to quick-thinking teen
White Wedding - bride to tie knot in toilet-paper dress

On this day in history: December 19, 1991 - Yankee's pitcher Steve Howe arrested for criminal possession of cocaine. It's merely one of NINE TIMES this has happened (and seven suspensions, plus one drunk-driving arrest.)

Born on this day in history: December 19, 1980 - Jake Gyllenhaal (1980-)
Born in Los Angeles, Jake Gyllenhaal has been acting since childhood, and got noticed in "The Good Girl" (2002). Gyllenhaal has also appeared on the London stage.

Scripture of the Day: "And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven." (Luke 1:76-78)

Video of the Day: Louie Giglio - Universe

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Tony Chachere's: I used Tony Chachere's More Spice Seasoning for the first time last evening. I used it to season a rice dish and as a dry rub for some salmon fillets. When sprinkled onto my hand and tasted, the seasoning seemed very salty and very hot. When it is used as a seasoning, however, the heat and saltiness dissipate, and I found that it was easy to use without fear of over-seasoning.

I made a rice dish with 1 1/2 cups of brown rice, six large white mushrooms (quartered), two celery stalks (sliced), green beans (whole), a head of garlic (peeled, cloves left whole), two chicken bouillon cubes, four cups of water, and a liberal seasoning with Tony Chachere's More Spice Seasoning. I dry rubbed two lovely salmon fillets with Tony Chachere's More Spice Seasoning and grilled atop aluminum foil on the indoor grill—spraying the aluminum foil with cooking spray prior to placing the salmon, skin-side down, on the foil. I covered the grill with a tent made from aluminum foil and grilled, without turning, until the fillets were done. I toasted some garlic bread in the conventional oven. At the table, Laura used teriyaki sauce as a condiment for her salmon, and I used wasabi paste. It was a delightful meal.