Friday, September 26, 2008

Rocketman, Animal Kingdom, -and- Daddy Dearest

Rocketman - jetpack pilot flies over English Channel
Animal Kingdom - woman held captive by pony-sized pig
Daddy Dearest - man dumps 9 kids at hospital and leaves

On this day in history: September 26, 1960 - Kennedy and Nixon face off in the first televised presidential debate. Nixon had been recuperating from illness yet refused to wear makeup for the camera, looking haggard and gray. Radio viewers gave positive opinions for Nixon's performance but so many people saw the debate televised that Kennedy gained the lead in the polls, ultimately winning the election.

Born on this day in history: September 26, 1981 - Serena Williams (1981– ) Born in Saginaw, Michigan, and sister of Venus, tennis player Serena Williams won the U.S. Open singles title in 1999. Further successes include the French Open (2002), Wimbledon (2002, 2003), the U.S. Open (2002), and the Australian Open (2003).

Scripture of the Day: "If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels." — Luke 9:26

Video of the Day: Woman Lives with 130 Cats - submitted by Cindy

It is simple, really! Click to enlarge.

For dinner last evening, I made Chicken Alfredo. I sliced six large white mushrooms and poached in boiling, salted water for 30 minutes, drained, and placed in a large sauté pan. I added three large sliced, previously-grilled Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts and a jar of Classico Alfredo sauce. I simmered this on low for 30 minutes. I cooked Barilla thick spaghetti until al denté. Laura incorporated the thick spaghetti into the chicken, mushrooms, and Alfredo sauce. At the table, we added crushed red peppers and DiGiorno grated Parmesan, Romano, and Pecorino cheeses. We also had toasted garlic bread.