Sunday Night Guest Dinner Chef Michael

My brother in law Michael cooked last night. It was excellent.

Menu was, lightly seasoned skirt steak with pesto, cheese ravioli with sautéed leeks, onion, red pepper, asparagus and garlic, and finally a stuffed artichoke.

Oh la la, bon appétit!


I was so hungry, I cut my steak before getting a picture. It kinda looks like a vagina.
another angle
Another angle. Yum.




Howard Stern Show discusses Kirk Cameron Part 1 of 3

I think this is a really interesting take on the whole idea that believers are the target for persecution. Stern keeps making the point that “believers are NOT retarded”. What’s retarded is trying to impose a specific brand of religion on the rest of the world. You don’t want scientologists getting their say in the classroom right?

If you want to believe, there are many avenues for expressing belief. And as much as a Christian wants to claim evolution is a form of atheist religious woo woo, it’s not. It’s science. That’s it. There is TONS of evidence for evolution. It’s not evil. It’s somewhat boring on the surface. It’s really exciting the deeper you read about it.

Nobody’s trying to turn kids into atheists. If you want to teach them “creationism” teach it at church or at home. Creationism is a religious concept. Many religions have creation myths. You wouldn’t want the Muslim version of creation taught in your classroom either. Send your kids to a religious school of your favorite bend, and be done with it.

Parts 2 and 3 below the fold. Part two features a caller who can’t grasp the concept that no one’s freedoms are being violated. He brings up Pascal’s Wager, which I think I’m going to post about again soon.

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When Cousins Visit

On Saturday night, my cousin Jon(athan) and his wife Melissa stopped by Le Café for dinner. He goes by Jon now, and I don’t remember getting the memo that it was always shortened nowadays.

We were so glad to see them. The last time we saw them was at a funeral and the time before that was Lollapalooza about 4 or 5 years ago.

I made five pies, I’m going to upload pictures below.

The only one I didn’t get a shot of was second attempt at a white garlic pizza with spinach and mushrooms. It wasn’t a miserable failure, but it wasn’t great either. I’m going to keep working on it. Tina said it was better than the one that I love from a favorite North Carolina pizza place. But Tina’s biased and likes to say things to get me in the sack.

The best one was the Canadian bacon and roasted garlic one. Oh la la. It tastes rich and slightly decadent.

The other stinker for the night was the potato and rosemary pie. I found the recipe and it claimed it was great. I didn’t agree. But it was a first timer. I cut too many potatoes though, and made potato chips while I was cooking that were to die for. Yums-a-licious.

Here you go. 🙂