Monday, September 08, 2008

Catch Me If You Can!, Something's Fishy, -and- In God We Trust

Catch Me If You Can! - police seek skateboarding daredevil
Something's Fishy - DeNiro's restaurant chain sells endangered tuna
In God We Trust - Scientologists charged with fraud in France

On this day in history: September 8, 1935 - Dr. Carl Austin Weiss confronts Senator Huey Long in a narrow corridor of the State House in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Weiss draws a .32 caliber pistol and fires one slug into Long's abdomen. The Senator's bodyguards immediately make Swiss cheese out of Weiss, riddling him with 61 bullets. Long is rushed to the hospital, where he dies two days later.

Born on this day in history: September 8, 1932 - Patsy Cline (1932 - 1963)
Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, country singer Patsy Cline won the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts contest in 1957, and went on to record such hits as "I Fall to Pieces" (1960) and "Crazy" (1961). She died in a plane crash.

Scripture of the Day: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. - 2 Corinthians 9:8

Video of the Day: Sarah Palin Acceptance Speech, Part 2

Barak and Sarah - worlds apart! Click to enlarge.

The hot weather returned last weekend. Temperatures reached 110 degrees, keeping us indoors much of the time. It was perfect weather for watching movies and lounging in the coolness of the living room. The theatre black-out drapes greatly enhance the visibility of the 47" Vizio LCD HDTV and considerably restrict heat from entering the room.

We did manage to do some grilling, however! Saturday, Laura put a dry rub on a huge (over 4 pounds!) London broil and grilled it flawlessly—along with some asparagus, large white mushrooms, and red bell peppers. We ate a quantity, and a good deal remained for future meals. It was delicious.

Sunday morning—following service at Harvest Christian Center—Laura made potatoes O'Brien, fried eggs, and sautéed London broil steaks. It was a delightful meal.

Sunday afternoon, I cooked chicken wing drumettes on the grill. I marinated the drumettes Saturday morning in Crystal Louisiana Hot Sauce. I placed the drumettes on the grill, over a high flame, and poured the marinade into a Pyrex measuring cup. When the drumettes were seared well, I turned off the front burner, left the rear burner on high, moved all the drumettes to the front, and continued cooking over indirect heat—brushing the drumettes with the marinade every 15 minutes—for 90 minutes. I baked some OreIda onion rings in the conventional oven. It was a delicious feast, and leftover drumettes and onion rings will follow Laura to Chico today for her luncheon delight.