Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Mutual Attraction, Outbreak!, -and- Fruit of the Vine

Mutual Attraction - girl swallows 30 magnets, steel balls
Outbreak! - antibacterial wipes can spread superbugs
Fruit of the Vine - new hints seen that red wine may slow aging

On this day in history: June 4, 1967 - The Emmy for best comedy TV series is won by "The Monkees."

Born on this day in history: June 4, 1975 - Angelina Jolie (1975– ) Born in Los Angeles, the daughter of movie star Jon Voight, actress Angelina Jolie began studying acting at age 11 at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Her film roles have won awards and box office appeal, including "Gia"(1998), "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," with Brad Pitt (2005).

Scripture of the Day: Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. - Ephesians 6:4

Video of the Day: Best Card Trick in the World - submitted by Amber

For dinner last evening, I made a sausage and penne dish: I simmered Johnsonville brats until approximately 75% cooked and set aside. I simmered six cluster tomatoes (cut into eight sections), a head of peeled garlic (whole), a large white onion (julienned), 3 medium Jalapeños (julienned), two small zucchini (cut into 1/4-inch sections), and four large white mushrooms (sliced thickly) in two ounces of Almaden Cabernet Sauvignon. I seasoned this with Tony Chachere's More Spice, ground black pepper, crushed red pepper, and Italian seasoning. After an hour, I sliced the brats into 1/2-inch sections and incorporated into the vegetables. I cooked a box of Barilla penne for 8 minutes and plunged quickly into cold water to stop the cooking process. 30 minutes later, Laura incorporated the penne into the sauce, and we allowed this to simmer for another 15 minutes before serving. At the table, we added crushed red peppers and DiGiorno shredded Parmesan cheese. It was delicious.