Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Finders Keepers, No Free Lunch, -and- Smile for the Camera

Finders Keepers - 89-year-old woman arrested for not returning football that landed in her yard
No Free Lunch - woman jailed over $7.45 restaurant bill
Smile for the Camera - senior photos become glamour shots

On this day in history: October 21, 1997 - The Government of Singapore announces in a widely publicized "toilet alert" that the drive for toilet cleanliness is a great success. Five toilets were selected by citizens as toilet role models.

Born on this day in history: October 21, 1917 - Dizzy Gillespie (1917 - 1993)
Jazz trumpeter, composer. Born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina. He worked in prominent swing bands (1937–44), including those of Benny Carter and Charlie Barnet.

Scripture of the Day: He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. — Deuteronomy 10:21

Video of the Day: How Camera Lenses Are Made

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The weather was beautiful over the weekend. One of my brothers—visiting from Southern Californai—came to dinner Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, I made shrimp Alfredo. I cleaned 65 medium shrimp and simmered them in Classico Alfredo sauce. When the sauce was ready, I sprinkled parsley atop it, and Laura incorporated the sauce into the Barilla thick spaghetti that I had cooked al denté. We also had toasted garlic bread. It was a delicious meal. Leftovers followed Laura to work Monday. Sunday, Laura grilled Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts—slathering them as the grilled with Jack Daniels barbecue sauce. I steamed whole kernel corn, peas, and pearl onions in the microwave in a covered casserole dish and toasted garlic bread. It was an excellent dinner.

Last evening for dinner, we had leftover beef that I produced Friday by simmering London broil in spring water, beef bouillon, diced white onion, minced garlic, diced Jalapeño, chopped celery, ground chile de arbo, ground cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, cumin, and Tony Chachere's More Spice. This mixture simmered until the beef shredded and the liquid dissipated. I made fresh salsa to accompany the burritos we made with the beef mixture. It was a wonderful meal.