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Real Cowboys, Spicy Beef and
Spinach Citrus Salad

May 2001

Warm pretty days
with a nice breeze.


Our Pledge:
To maintain the highest standards we are capable of. To publish information that is based on as much fact as we can find. To have fun without offending most of our readers.


May Events:

1st, Lei Day, Hawaii
Leis are worn to honor
their spirit of goodwill.

5th, Kentucky Derby
127th running

5th, Cinco De Mayo

6th, Seises De Mayo
I made this up but I figured we would make a weekend out of it.

Mothers Day
2nd Sunday.
I love you Mom.

Memorial Day
Last Sunday

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"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can't remember what they are."

Mat Lauer on NBC's Today Show, August 2000
Lounge Cocktail:
May is a fun month. We have The Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo. So we have decided to give you recipes that pertain to both holidays, enjoy.

Mint Julep
Wear your helmet

1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Crushed Ice
3 ounces fine Kentucky bourbon
6 fresh mint sprigs

Traditionally served in a silver julep glass a highball glass works fine. Dissolve sugar in a few drops of water. Almost fill glass with ice. Add the bourbon and short straws and garnish with mint sprigs.

Original Margarita

1 shot of triple sec
3 shots tequila

Pour over ice and serve in a glass with a *salted rim. Do not operate heavy equipment.

*Turn glass upside down on a plate full of lime juice. Then repeat in a plate full of coarse salt.

Wanted Real Cowboys:

An old cowboy went to a bar and ordered a drink. As he sat there sipping his whiskey, a young lady sat down next to him. She turned to the cowboy and asked him, "Are you a real cowboy?" He replied, "Well, I've spent my whole life on the ranch, herding horses, mending fences, and branding cattle so I guess I am."

She said, "I'm a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about women. When I shower, watch TV, everything seems to make me think of women."

A little while later, a couple sat down next to the old cowboy and asked him, "Are you a real cowboy?" He replied, "I always thought I was, but I just found out I'm a lesbian."

Did You Know?

According to Newton's Law of Motion, when a car going 60 miles per hour in one direction gets hit by a mosquito going one mile per hour in the opposite direction, the car will slow down one-millionth of a mile per hour.


Lounging Through The News: Lobsters Thief Pinch

(2000, England) This tale proves that crime does pay, if you're fishing for elective surgery to go along with your stolen goods. A 24-year-old supermarket shoplifter stuffed a pair of live lobsters in his pants and sprinted for the door, but he never had a chance. The violated crustaceans brought the thief to his knees in front of startled cashiers when they fastened their powerful claws around his delicate parts. Doctors were able to remove the animals with pliers. They say the thief will fully recover -- except for one small detail. "It was a do-it-yourself vasectomy."

The Los Angeles Times

Lounging With A Video:
Almost Famous

What a cool film. A story of innocence lost in the days when innocence was not just lost but it actually staggered around a while in the dark. We thought it was a great story told with passion and enhanced with killer music from that time. It's one of those stories that when it is over you sigh nostalgically and wish it had continued for a while longer. Or if you're younger you wish you had lived in that moment.

Anyway, we enjoyed this movie and recommend you rent it. And to add a little history, rent 'The Song Remains The Same' also. You will be wearing groupie wear by midnight.

Cooking tip

In the B.K. Lounge Laboratory we make soups and stews. Sometimes spending a considerable amount of time trying to skim off fats that puddled on the top. Usually the end result was the same, burns and a spoon at the bottom of the pot.

Ice cubes will remove the fat much easier. Just drop a few into the pot and stir; the fat will cling to the cubes. Discard the cubes before they melt.

Do not discard the ice cubes into your sink and make sure if you toss them in the garbage you are not using paper trash bags.

Women from Venus 120x60

The B.K. Lounge Grill: Spicy Beef with Citrus Spinach Salad

Spicy Beef

1 Tablespoon oil
1 lb. boneless beef top sirloin, cut 1 inch thick
Spaghetti or vermicelli for 4
1 orange
1 Tablespoon Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon or more crushed red pepper
4 cloves garlic peeled, crushed and minced
2 tablespoons catsup
2 medium carrots - bias cut
1 medium onion - cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 clove garlic peeled, crushed, and minced

Grate top layer of peel from orange and save for salad dressing.

In a bowl squeeze orange through strainer. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, garlic and catsup and set aside.

Slice beef across the grain into bite size strips and set aside.

Heat wok until water sizzles in it. Add the oil and then toss in the carrots, onion, and garlic. Stir constantly for about three minutes or until veggies are crispy tender. Remove from wok.

Add a little more oil if needed and toss in the beef and stir fry for 3 minutes or until it reaches desired doneness. Return veggies to wok and drizzle orange juice mixture, heat through and serve over pasta. YUMMMMM.

Citrus Spinach Salad

grated orange peel from spicy beef recipe
1 egg
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons Vinegar
1 Tablespoon water
Pinch of salt
1/2 lb. or more fresh spinach
1 naval orange. (Some grapefruit would be good also).

In a small sauce pan over medium heat constantly whisp grated orange peel, egg, sugar, vinegar, water and salt. It will foam up and get thick in a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. If you want to thin out the flavor a little you can cut it with Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise.

Pull the stems from the spinach and cut into 1/2 inch strips. Peel orange and cut into bit size chunks. Toss together in a bowl.

Spoon the dressing over salad as desired.

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Phobia Of The Month:
metrophobia: fear or hatred of poetry

Metrophobia should not be taken lightly
To some people it can be frightening
Be kind and do not read them poetry
Or they might act like Shannon Dougherty.

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©Bryan Knox, 2001
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