Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Stupid Criminals, Hungry?, -and- Took My Chevy to the Levee

Stupid Criminals - fingerprints on death certificate foil faked death
Hungry? - DUI suspect tries to bribe cop with sandwich
Took My Chevy to the Levee - hurricane Gustav claims Corvette

On this day in history: September 2, 1945 - On the shelter deck of the USS Missouri in Yokohama harbor, 11 representatives of Emperor Hirohito sign the Instrument of Surrender.

Born on this day in history: September 2, 1966 - Salma Hayek (1966-) Born in Veracruz, Mexico, actress Selma Hayak got her break opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995's "Desperado." In 2002, Hayak produced and starred in "Frida," which made her the first Latin actress to be nominated for a Best Actress award. She is executive producer of the hit television series "Ugly Betty."

Scripture of the Day: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. - Isaiah 9:2

Video of the Day: McCain Pick Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin - the next Vice President of the United States!

The wind that plagued us for most of this past Labor Day weekend is gone. It was a fierce wind that attempted to thwart our weekend grilling. I did not allow this, however!

Friday, I made shrimp étouffée, using Tony Chachere's jambalaya rice mix, Tony Chachere's étouffée sauce, and medium shrimp. It was delicious.

Saturday, I grilled thick top sirloin steaks (that Laura marinated earlier in the day), asparagus, and red potatoes. Laura produced a delightful accompaniment of sliced mushrooms and white onions, which she sautéed in extra-virgin olive oil, granulated garlic, ground black pepper, and Tony Chachere's More Spice.

Sunday, I sautéed rock fish fillets, seasoned with Tony Chachere's More Spice, lemon pepper, granulated garlic, and ground ginger and topped with thin slices of cluster tomatoes and chopped green onion.

Yesterday, I grilled two huge pork tenderloins, which I marinated in a mixture of extra-virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Tony Chachere's More Spice, ground ginger, granulated garlic, ground black pepper, molasses, brown sugar, and Gebhardt's chili powder. I made a pot of Cajun beans, using sliced white onion, sliced garlic, diced Jalapeños, diced cluster tomatoes, red beans, ground black pepper, ground cumin, Tony Chachere's More Spice, and Gebhardt's chili powder. I charred the tenderloins on all sides and grilled the them for two hours—turning and mopping every 15 minutes with the marinade. I grilled three Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts and mopped them as they cooked with the marinade. The chicken breasts shall be used in an Oriental chicken dish this evening. This was a particularly delightful meal. Laura exclaimed that it was the best pork she had ever enjoyed. That speaks volumes, since we have produced many extraordinarily tasty pork meals over the years!