Monday, December 23, 2013

General Observations, Flashbacks, Recipes, Memories and Pre Christmas Musings You Know- Life And Stuff

Warren Earl Vaughn Childress TX native. He was murdered and eaten by Japanese soldiers after his capture on Ichi Jima.
  • In our society if a low life schmuck suicides the news will be, " So and so killed himself or even, So and So shot himself in the head ..." If it is a high toned society type it will be, " So and so took his own life " or " died by his own hand " or " chose to end his own life. "
  • Reality TV shows are a good representation of all that is wrong with us.
  • I cooked a very passable rib eye and steamed green beans for supper this evening.
  • Well, since you asked; Let a 1 to 1 1/2 inch steak warm to room temp and season both sides with pepper, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Dice up garlic over it. Heat a skillet medium to medium-hot.  Drop a tablespoon of butter and olive oil in pan. Add steak as soon as foam settles. Cook for 6-7 minutes a side. After it is to your taste remove and wrap in foil with all the juices and garlic that were left in pan and let stand for 5 minutes before you devour.
  • FG is alseep on the couch and her dumb cat is asleep on the bench in front of the fireplace. I'm giving the remake of Fright Night a chance under the Xmas tree. A perfect- perfect evening.
  • I think I've done pretty well for everybody this Christmas.
  • In Iraq we ate a lot- it was a social thing and a personal one to perk you up and combat boredom. As a consequence, myself and others got to where if we were slightly hungry we felt like we were going to starve to death. While a bunch of guys lost weight and got in good shape I heard it said it was the first war ever fought in the history of the world where guys got too fat to stay in the service.
  • Actually, I was the one to say that- feel free to use it, just credit me in your bibliography.
  • Toward the end of the battle of Stalingrad a group of homeless civilians were allowed into a gym where the Red Army had for some reason been storing scrap metal. A small boy, ( I don't recall-was he about 8 or 9? ) immediately started climbing a rope hanging from the middle of the ceiling. After he got up to a certain point he fell onto the scrap metal below. His screams faded to whimpers then to moans before without anybody attempting to comfort him he died. 
  • It has been years since I read about that story but it still bothers me and I'm not exactly sure why.


RPM said...

You lost me as soon as you said "steak" and "skillet" in the same sentence. You can not properly cook a steak in a pan. I can help you with this.

The perfect steak:
1" Boneless Ribeye (16oz)
Pinch sea salt
Dash fresh ground pepper
Dash lemon pepper

Grill over open flame 7-1/2 minutes per side.

Let the steak rest 5 minutes before serving. Do not "gild the lily" (paint with butter).

The Donald said...

Dang! Y'all are making me hungry...