Monday, July 28, 2008

Hunger Pangs, Please Remain Seated, -and- Lawnmower Man

Hunger Pangs - world's priciest foods
Please Remain Seated! - woman arrested for trying to open airplane door at 30,000 feet
Lawnmower Man - man faces 6 years for armed attack on mower

On this day in history: July 28, 1957 - A C-124 transport plane carrying three nuclear weapons jettisons its precious cargo into the Atlantic, somewhere east of Delaware and New Jersey. The bombs are never recovered.

Born on this day in history: July 28, 1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929 - 1994) Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Southampton, New York, Jackie Onassis married John F. Kennedy in 1953. As first lady, she promoted the arts, history and high style. The couple had two children, Caroline (1957– ) and John (1960 — 99). After Kennedy’s death, she married Greek magnate Aristotle Onassis. In later years, Onassis lived quietly and worked in publishing.

Scripture of the Day: When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. - Matthew 7:28-29

Video of the Day: Bunny Eating Banana - submitted by Cindy

R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Yikes!!! Click to enlarge.

Blue skies! Yesterday—for the first time in many weeks—the skies were blue and clear, the air was clean, and the birds were singing! This morning, the sky is bluer and clearer yet, and the birds are singing more loudly! Praise God!

Laura's birthday is Thursday, July 31. We celebrated it over the weekend, however. The celebration culminated with dinner last evening. I asked Laura what she wanted for her birthday dinner, and she said she wanted me to make "the giant prawns that taste like lobster—and lots of them!" I got two large packages of giant prawns. I washed them, snipped off the tails, and cut them in half. Laura coated them with olive oil to ensure the shells would not stick to the grilling grate. I made a mop with a stick of Land O' Lakes butter, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, granulated garlic, ground ginger, Tony Chachere's More Spice, Italian seasoning, lime juice, and sea salt. I cooked the mop in the microwave in a Pyrex measuring cup until it the butter melted fully. I reserved a glass bowl for dipping. I placed a grilling grate on the barbecue. I arranged the prawn halves—shell-side down—on the grilling grate. I ignited both burners and turned them to medium. I brushed the prawn halves three times and cooked for 5 minutes. Laura took the garlic bread from the conventional oven and placed it in a serving bowl. I turned off the barbecue, plated the shrimp, and took them to the table. It was an absolutely delightful meal. There seemed to be an endless quantity of prawns, and several times we exclaimed that we could eat no more. However, when we left the table, the last prawn shell had been removed and cast aside and the prawn meat devoured hungrily.