Friday, March 28, 2008

Fighting Back, Brave New Schools, -and- Somebody's Watching You

Fighting Back - 84-year-old ex-Marine thwarts robbery
Brave New Schools - teachers say principal threatened to kill them over poor test scores
Somebody's Watching You - spy drones in demand by U.S. police

On this day in history: March 28, 1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident, Harrisburg PA.

Born on this day in history: March 28, 1970 - Vince Vaughn (1970-) Born in Minneapolis, MN, actor Vince Vaughn landed the role of smooth-operating Trent in 1996's surprise hit "Swingers," which led to stardom in Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park."

Scripture of the Day: Look at the land with your own eyes, since you are not going to cross this Jordan. But commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see. - Deuteronomy 3:27b-28

Video of the Day: Duplex Cookie Board Games - submitted by Cindy

I spotted this bumper sticker on the way to my office this morning. Click to enlarge.

Rain? It is relatively cool this morning, but there is no sight of rain (yet). The weatherpeople predicted rain in great quantity today. It is dry now, and there is little wind. The sky appears clear, but this could easily change quickly.

Yesterday was a fast day on our food calendar. The fast ended at 7 PM. I made grilled chicken and black bean enchiladas. They were delicious. I sautéed sliced white onion, minced garlic, sliced Jalapeño peppers, and shredded grilled chicken breast in extra-virgin olive oil, seasoned with Tony Chachere's More Spice and Gebhardt's chili powder. I added a can of black beans. I spooned this mixture into flour tortillas, rolled, and placed in a large Pyrex baking dish that had been sprayed with olive oil Pam. I drizzled Tony Chachere's Cajun Garlic Sauce over the enchiladas and covered with sliced cheddar cheese. When it was time to dine, Laura baked the enchiladas in the microwave on reheat until the cheese melted. At the table, we added fresh salsa and crushed red peppers.