Monday, October 15, 2007

Secret recipes: Here’s just one of hundreds

Applebee's Baby Back Ribs Recipe
3 racks (about 1 lb. each) pork baby back ribs, each cut in half

Barbecue sauce:
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Put ribs in a large pot with enough water to cover them. Bring water to aboil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until ribs are fork tender.
2. Mix all sauce ingredients together in a medium sauce pan and bring to aboil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring often, for 30 minutes oruntil slightly thickened.
3. Heat broiler. Line your broiler with foil for easy cleanup. Place ribs, meatside down, on broiler pan, brush with 1/2 the sauce and broil 4-5 inchesfrom heat source for 6 to 7 minutes. turn ribs over, brush with remainingsauce and broil 6 to 7 minutes longer or until edges are slightly charred.

Mans best friend goes shopping

Very Small Ribs

Things to Ponder

Why do they say new and improved?
It can’t be new if it was improved can it.

If quitters never win, and winners never quit, than who said,
“Quit while you’re ahead”?

The Right Brain vs Left Brain

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies

uses feeling
"big picture" oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

Homeless Bear

New Money

The U.S. Treasury is issuing a new five dollar bill, with a much larger, easy-to-read five on it.

Thanks to the large print, the five dollar bill will retain its status as the official birthday gift from old people.

Red Tailed Hawk rescued from park bench

It was a dramatic rescue in Boston Common yesterday afternoon after a Red Tailed hawk got its leg stuck in a park bench. A crowd quickly began to gather around the bird - everyone cringing as it tried to break free without success.

Animal control quickly arrived at the scene to help free the hawk and make sure he was not injured during his struggle to escape. Boston Animal Control and a Park Ranger pried apart the slats of the park bench to slip the bird's leg out safely. The animal control officer then placed the hawk into a cage so he could make sure the bird was okay. The hawk was released in the Common moments later. The crowd that had gathered cheered as the bird flew off and perched on a nearby tree.