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My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Saving Money,
Roasted Tomato Soup

God Bless America!

Oct. 2002

Crisp evenings and cool nights with the smell of hot cider in the future.

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14th, Canadian Thanksgiving
Celebrated on the second Monday in October. Canadian Thanksgiving is a harvest celebration and has evidently been celebrated some 43 years prior to the landing of settlers at Plymouth Rock. So much for the jokes. Anyway if there is a joke holiday it would have to be American Columbus Day. We are not history majors but we are pretty sure Columbus never set foot on North America and was imprisoned by his own people for crimes against his own country. Kind of like celebrating Thug Day.

23rd, Mole Day
A celebration at Olympia College Chemistry Department. We are to understand that fellow students are entertained by a radio that ran off chemical instead of battery. We think a true celebration would be to get a couple brains to run off chemicals. Just a thought.

30th, Halloween
Not sure how this hoopla started

Nine nights are dedicated to the three main goddesses of Hinduism - Parvati, Lakshmi and Sarasvati. As with most Hindu holidays we are not exactly sure what the dates for this festival.

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Lounge Cocktail:

Full Moon Fever
October has a full moon on the 6th. This cocktail should be consumed on a front porch facing the forest while reclining in a rocking chair and listening to the breeze find its way through the leaves. When this is no longer working for you singing Patsy Cline to the forest might make for a good time. Enjoy.

1/2 oz Spiced rum
1 oz Light rum
2 oz Malibu rum
1 oz Midori melon liqueur
Dash Sour mix
Pineapple juice

In a half glass add the three rums and the Midori. Fill with ice add a little Sour mix for flavor and fill the rest with pineapple juice. You can garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry or a shot of tequila if you feeling the power of the moon.


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Save Money

Abe's son arrived home from school, puffing panting, with sweat rolling down his face. "Dad, you'll be so proud of me," he said, "I saved us a dollar by running behind the bus all the way home!" "That's great!" said Abe. "But couldn't you of run behind a taxi and saved us a twenty?"

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Don't Get Screwed

In the Spring of 1957, Bobby, a real cool cat with his own wheels, went to pick up his date.

"Carrie's not ready yet, Bobby. Why don't you have a seat?" says her dad.

"Okay," says Bobby.

"What are you two kids planning to do tonight?"

Bobby replies politely, "Oh, we'll probably go to the soda shop or maybe take in a movie."

"Why don't you two go out and screw?" asks Carrie's dad. "I hear all the kids are doing it."

Bobby is taken aback. "Wha, what did you say?" he stammered.

Her dad repeated, "I say, Carrie really likes to screw. Why she'd screw all night if her mother and I would let her!"

Bobby's eyes lit up. The evening was shaping up nicely. Eventually Carrie bopped down the stairs in her cute little poodle skirt and announced she was ready to go. Bobby eagerly escorted her out the front door.

Not twenty minutes later, Carrie raced back into the house, slammed the door, and screamed at her father. "Dammit, Daddy! It's called 'The TWIST!'


Lounging with a movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding / Murder By Number

My Big Fat Greek Wedding. We loved this movie. It is all good clean fun. If you have a family at all you will enjoy this film.

Starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Gia Carides, Louis Mandylor, Joey Fatone, and Bruce Gray. I am really not this well informed. I stole the list of players from another web site. The only people I really recognized was the D.J. from Northern Exposure and the lady from SCTV. Both of which names escape me but I am sure they are listed above.

This is a movie without explosions, vampires, dragons, car chases, guns or fire, except for a grill with a lamb on it and it is not a big fire and yet very enjoyable. This is a movie about a very big, very close Greek family and how they deal with their daughters non-Greek boyfriend and later fiancé and eventual husband. A touch of the old world meets new mixed with a bit of a Cinderella story. The B.K. Lounge highly recommends this film.

Murder By Numbers. Starring Sandra Bullock as a tenacious homicide detective with a new partner who uncover a trail of shrewdly concealed evidence bla bla bla.

This movie sucked. They make Sandra seem like this tough cop type in the first couple of minutes and then later in the movie gets bullied by a High School student that could have been slapped into submission. She was also easy in the movie, you know, she was a bit of a ho. I love Sandra Bullock and this was all very disappointing to me. The only reason they even caught the murderer was by mistake and an obvious mistake at that. Seemed a little careless after al the trouble they went to to create the perfect crime

If you are thinking of renting this movie please take what ever the rental fee is and send it to us. We will take your money and buy some cocktails. At least then your money would be well spent.

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grill Cheese on Sour Dough Bread

The cool weather is creeping up on us and spoon season is starting. For those of you who do not wash you own dishes, this is when there are noticeably more spoons than forks to be washed. Mainly because you may be eating more soup. If you happen to like soup or not for that matter here is a really good recipe submitted by Lisa V. of Chicago, IL.

3 lbs. Tomatoes cut in halve and the stem part cut out.
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup olive oil
small pinch of each: basil, fennel seed, marjoram,
iiiiiii rosemary, sage, savory and thyme.
1 Tablespoon coarse sea salt or any salt you see
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
4-6 drops of Tabasco® sauce

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place the tomatoes in one layer in a roasting pan or a cookie sheet with sides. Put the onion in a layer on the tomatoes. Drizzle the olive oil over the top and sprinkle with the herbs. Roast in the oven for 20 to 40 minutes depending on how accurate your oven is. When the tomatoes begin to become slightly brown they are done.

Put the roasted vegetables in a blender, pour in the stock and blend until smooth. You may have to do this in batches.

Pour soup into a pan and heat till hot. Shake some pepper and drip some Tabasco on it until the desired effect is achieved. A small swirl of sour cream is really good in this soup also.

Sour Dough Bread Grill Cheese Sandwich

This if for making one sandwich. If you started drinking early YOU SHOULD MAKE ONE FOR EVERYBODY AND YOU CAN PROBABLY FIT MORE THAN ONE IN THE PAN AT A TIME.

2 slices of sour dough bread.
Lots of butter, room temperature
Sliced American Cheese
6 ice cold Anchor Steam Beers

Spread liberal amounts of butter on both sides of both pieces of bread and open a beer. Once the beer is open you are on your own. If you need further instructions for an open beer you need more help than we are prepared to give.

Cover one piece of the bread with cheese and place the other piece on top.

Place the sandwich in a hot skillet. We like to put a plate or something heavy on it to squish it down a little. When the bread is beautiful and brown flip it over and repeat the process for side two.

Repeat until you have made enough sandwiches or run out of beer. After the sandwich has had a moment to cool cut the it diagonally as to create two pointed halves that are perfect for dipping in the soup.

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Phobia Of The Month:
Cometophobia: Fear of comments.

I bet this would be fun at an art criticism. By the time someone got done telling you how the art has transcended one thing or another it would definitely be Miller time.

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