Monday, January 01, 2007

The Silver Lining

Ten things to be happy about as we enter the new year.

1. There is still no law requiring the consumption of was beans, okra, tofu, or sushi.

2. Pizza delivery.

3. Every episode of M*A*S*H is available on DVD.

4. Another year has passed without malware infecting Macs in the wild.

5. India Pale Ale.

6. To slow roast a rare Prime Rib, preheat the oven to 450 ºF. Put the roast in. After 20 minutes, turn the oven down to 225 and cook it for 15 minutes per pound. About an hour before you think it should be done stick a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the roast. Take the roast out when the internal temperature is 130 ºF. Let it sit undisturbed for 15 minutes before serving.

7. It works.

8. New York Cheesecake (No cherries, no chocolate, no tree fruit. Thank you.)

9. Did I mention India Pale Ale?

10. Steve Hutchinson's big fat contract means he'll get to watch the playoffs in High-Definition. His former teammates will miss him.