Monday, May 19, 2008

Got Milk?, Grave Injustice, -and- Animal Kingdom

Got Milk? - 14 tons of spilled Oreo cookies snarl Illinois traffic
Grave Injustice - Former head of UCLA cadaver program indicted for alleged body parts trafficking
Animal Kingdom - Ohio university awards degree to dog

On this day in history: May 19, 1536 - In the first public execution of an English queen, Anne Boleyn is beheaded.

Born on this day in history: May 19, 1925 - Malcolm X (1925–65) Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, NE, activist Malcolm X spent 10 years in prison for burglary (1946), where he discovered the anti-white Black Muslims. He came to national attention via writings and a TV documentary (1959) that portrayed him as a threat to white people. Breaking with the Muslims (1964), he worked to internationalize the Afro-American struggle, forming the Organization of African American Unity. Assassinated in New York City, Malcolm X remains a powerful influence and transformed a generation of African-Americans.

Scripture of the Day: Jesus did not let him [the man from whom he had cast out demons] come with him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." - Mark 5:19

Video of the Day: Obama Claims He Has Visited 57 States - submitted by Jeffrey

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The weather was very warm over the weekend: Temperatures reached highs of 103 degrees on Saturday and 102 degrees on Sunday.

Saturday, I made Pacific ebi rolls—sushi rolls, made with ebi, green onion, and avocado. They were wonderful. Laura and I both declared that I must make sushi more often, since we both enjoy it a great deal.

Sunday, we had cheeseburgers and fries. I thinly sliced, poached, and dried four large white mushrooms. I finely chopped a quarter of a large red onion. Laura added the mushroom slices and onion to a quantity of Sierra Nevada ground beef. She added minced garlic, ground black pepper, crushed red pepper, Tony Chachere's More Spice, and teriyaki sauce and molded this into four large patties. I thinly sliced a large tomato and a large red onion. I cut four large slices of extra-sharp cheddar cheese. I placed a quantity of Ore-Ida fries in the oven and fired up the grill. I toasted some Oroweat onion rolls on the grill while the burger patties cooked. I took the onion rolls to the table, and Laura and I prepared them while waiting for the fries and burger patties to cook. When the patties were nearly done, I placed the cheese slices atop them and turned off the gas. I left the patties in the grill for five minutes. The cheese melted beautifully. I removed the fries from the oven, and took the burger patties and fries to the table. It was a delicious meal. Two burger patties remain for a dinner later in the week.