Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
"Today's economic crisis, like every other in our history, will in time pass. But the barbarians will still be at the gates. Whom do you want on the parapet? I'm for the guy who can tell the lion from the lamb."
**Okay, I just tried this tonight and I have to say, with apologies to 101 Cookbooks, that the dressing that they have you put on this salad is terrible. It's bland and adds nothing to the dish in terms of coherence. It's not tart or fresh tasting, and the sunflower seeds add nuttiness to an already very nutty (wild rice!) dish. I am working on a new one. I'll post it when I have it!**
Thursday, October 23, 2008
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) Earth Balance "butter"
1 large fennel bulb, trimmed, halved, thinly sliced crosswise
2 small leeks, CLEANED and sliced
2 medium onions chopped
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup sherry
1/2 containter of Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream
1 1/2 pounds haddock fillets, cut into 1-inch cubes (haddock is increadibly mild and wonderfully flaky)
1 6-ounce package baby spinach (at least)
3 1/2 cups warm mashed potatoes
Preheat broiler to low.
Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add fennel, onions and leeks. Cover; cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
Sprinkle with flour, salt, and pepper. sauté 2 minutes.
Add broth, sherry, and Tofutti Sour Cream; bring to boil, stirring often (allow mixture to reduce some). Add fish. Cover; simmer over medium heat until fish is almost cooked through, about 3 minutes.
In a seperate pan sautee spinach lightly in olive oil.
Grease a 11x7x2-inch baking dish, and spread out the sauteed spinach on the bottom. Transfer fish mixture to baking dish. Patting down the mixture to make sure that it created a firm base for the mashed potatoes. Spoon mashed potatoes over, covering completely. Broil until filling bubbles at edges and potatoes are brown in spots. Serve.
I changed it a bit, and thought it was (maybe) better this way!
Instead of onion, I only used three medium sized garlic cloves.
I added about a tablespoon and a half of the Kirkland Organic No-Salt Seasoning while sauteing the garlic.
Instead of the 3-4 C of stock I used 2 C of (not homemade!) chicken stock.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
1 Box of whole wheat lasagna noodles (I like Hodgson Mills)
1 lb pork sausage
1 lb ground beef
3 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 C. vermouth
1 24 oz can chopped tomatoes (hands down the best I have ever tasted are Muir Glen Organic--the Fire Roasted ones), liquid poured out
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
1 container of Tofutti sour cream (on the warm side of room temperature, so that it is soft)
2 t dried basil
2 t. oregano
1 t. nutmeg
1 generous C. chopped mushrooms (I use rehydrated Manitou Trading Co Mushrooms)
Preheat the oven to 375
Cook noodles al dente, remove from water and set aside.
Cook sausage and beef together with spices and crushed garlic, when almost done pour in 1 C. vermouth and add the chopped mushrooms and simmer until the juices have reduced.
In a 9x12 pan spread a thin layer of tomato sauce, place a layer of noodles, then a layer of tomatoes, a layer of Tofutti sour cream, then a layer of the meat mixture, then a thin layer of sauce. Repeat this until everything is used up.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 Minutes, uncover and bake for 15 more. Let sit at least 5 minutes before cutting.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Continental Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m., Presentations to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Georgetown University Hotel Conference Center Ballroom
December 3, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
"Natural Rights and the American Constitutional Experience"
January 30-31, 2009
Invited speakers include:
Michael Novak, George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy, AEI
Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center
Michael W. McConnell, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Presidential Professor, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Brian Tierney, Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies, Emeritus, Cornell University
Robert Kraynak, Professor of Political Science, Colgate University
Christopher Wolfe, Co-Director, McInerny Center for Thomistic Studies
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 4, 2007
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
On Leif Erikson Day, we commemorate the enduring legacy of a brave explorer and honor the significant contributions of Nordic Americans who continue to enrich our culture and our way of life.
Leif Erikson, a son of Iceland and grandson of Norway, led a determined crew across the Atlantic more than 1,000 years ago and became one of the first Europeans known to reach North America. The courage of these pioneers helped open the world to new exploration and important discoveries. Today, Nordic Americans help strengthen our country, and their determination and optimism make America a more hopeful land. Our Nation continues to benefit from strong ties with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, and we are grateful for their continued friendship.
To honor Leif Erikson and to celebrate our citizens of Nordic American heritage, the Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88-566) approved on September 2, 1964, has authorized the President to proclaim October 9 of each year as "Leif Erikson Day."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2007, as Leif Erikson Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to honor our rich Nordic-American heritage.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.
GEORGE W. BUSH