Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Orange County Weekly

Orange County Weekly has the guts to run a column "Ask A Mexican" that be hilarious as well as informative. However, be prepared for the politically incorrect and off color nature of his answers.
Growing up in San Diego I always had tons of questions about Mexican culture. Now, I know where to find some answers.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

More General Tso's Chicken

Recipe Substitutions:
  • I skip the peppers since my family does not like it very spicy. I substitute a Szechuan Style Pepper Blend mixture for the peppers.
  • I add minced garlic to the sauce recipe.
  • I double the sauce mixture because I like to eat it over rice.

I'll deep fry the chicken earlier in the day so all I have to do later is add the sauce.

Adding the sauce.

Yum--All I need is a bowl of white rice and I'm good to go.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

General Tso's Chicken

Mike wrote such an inspiring tribute to General Tso's Chicken that I decided to try making it myself. I don’t consider myself a chef but I do like to eat so I like to cook new things periodically. Stepping out on a limb I decided to cook the General’s Chicken for my wife on her birthday since she like it as much as I do. Mike provided a recipe; I bought the ingredients (with a few substitutions) and took on the birthday present dinner. The results were very good. I have now earned a new dish to cook in the Oedewaldt household. It won’t earn a place on the weekly menu (it’s too time consuming) but it will earn a place on the occasional weekend craving for Chinese food. I quickly earned a second chance at cooking the General’s Chicken the next week for my visiting In-laws.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

This Phone Is Not In Service

I had a little cell phone trouble today. I wonder if Telecom folks at work will be able to fix my "little" problem. I think it may DOA and beyond their expertise.

CrushedI thought I remembered clipping it to my pocket before heading out the door this morning. Next thing I know, I'm at church thinking I'd better silence my phone when it is not there.

Sadly, I did find it on my gravel driveway, lying there in cell phone silence, never-more to ring again in this life. It seems my phone couldn't keep quiet in church and made a break for it when I wasn't looking. However, before it could ring triumphantly in freedom it landed in the path of destruction. In a contest of gravel, electronics and tire treads, the cell-phone always loses. What else is there to say when your number is up?

Tomorrow I will bring its pulverized remains back to the land of Telecom and see if another valiant phone is ready to take its place.


Thursday, February 02, 2006

Four Not a golf Term

Four (Not a golf Term)
Its my turn in this blog-chain. If I break the chain will I have X days bad luck? Better not take the chance.

Four jobs I've had

  1. Data Warehouse Developer (Computer Programming)
  2. Shaping test explosives for Airbags
  3. Youth Pastor
  4. Lifeguard & Swimming Instructor
Four movies I can watch over and over

  1. Lord of the Rings (yes, all 6+ hours)
  2. For the Love of the Game
  3. X-Men
  4. The Rookie
Four places I've lived

  1. Sandpoint, ID
  2. Moses Lake, WA
  3. Rock Hill, SC
  4. San Diego, CA

Four TV shows I love

  1. Lost
  2. CSI
  3. Star Trek the Next Generation
  4. NCIS
Four places I've vacationed

  1. Cebu, Philippines
  2. Oregon Coast
  3. Hawaii
  4. Disneyland

Four of my favorite dishes

  1. Steak & Baked Potato
  2. Lasagna & Garlic bread
  3. Chicken Fettuccini
  4. Chicken Fried Steak
Four sites I visit daily

  1. Bloglines
  2. Google
  3. MSN
  4. Weather Underground
Four places I would rather be right now

  1. Sailing
  2. At home with my wife & Family
  3. In the woods—hunting or camping
  4. Fishing
Four bloggers I am tagging (Your turn to fill this form out and pass it on to 4 others. I look forward to your posts)
  1. Don
  2. That all the people I know with Blogs