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The Ring and Die Another Day , Married In Heaven,
South Western Eggrolls

God Bless America!

Dec. 2002

The white stuff and frozen ears. Soup season has begun. Graying skies and short days

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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.

Dec. Events:.

Korean winter solstice
Actual date is not known by research staff at The B.K. Lounge.

22nd, Winter Solstice
First day of winter and maybe Dongji.

25th, Christmas
We researched Christmas and found a really long and involved story about ancient eastern Europe and harvest type celebrations. Also we found this type of celebration has been around all over the world for several centuries before Christ and the date is actually dictated by an act of congress as a federal holiday June 26, 1870.

26th, Boxing Day

26th - Jan. 1st, Kwansa
Non- religious African American holiday. Kwansa is derived from the Swahili words "matunda ya kwanza" meaning 'first fruit'.

31st, New Year's Eve
New Year's day begins the second December 31st is over. This holiday infamously has all the bang for the buck.

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"Gravity: It's not just a good idea, it's a law


Lounge Cocktail:

Christmas Cheer

1/2 shot Eggnog

1/2 shot Peppermint schnapps

You will notice this cocktail is a shot. We love shots at The Lounge. This is a fun shooter if you are with your college buddies, but if you are hanging out with the relatives, this might not be excepted behavior and not to mention taking way too long to make your relatives more interesting. Remember the old standby, Bourbon and Eggnog. It is socially acceptable to walk around with a pint of eggnog and if you have about four shots of bourbon in there your relatives will be more interesting in no time.

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Married in Heaven

On their way to get married, a young couple is involved in a fatal car accident. The couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates, waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they begin to wonder: "Could they possibly get married in Heaven?"

When St. Peter shows up, they asked him. St. Peter replies, "I don't know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out," and he leaves. The couple sat and waited for an answer . . . for a couple of months. While they waited, they discussed that IF they were allowed to get married in Heaven, SHOULD they get married; what with the eternal aspect of it all. "What if it doesn't work?" they wondered, "Are we stuck together FOREVER?"

After yet another month, St. Peter finally returns, looking somewhat bedraggled. "Yes," he informs the couple, "you CAN get married in Heaven." "Great!" said the couple, "But we were just wondering, what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?" St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slams his clipboard onto the ground.

"What's wrong?" asked the frightened couple.

"OH, COME ON!!" St. Peter shouts, "It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have ANY idea how long it'll take me to find a lawyer!!!

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Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.



Lounging at the movies: 'The Ring' and 'Die another Day'

The Ring

Starring, well I do not know who was in it. I was too busy trying to not run screaming from the theater. This film is about a darker evil. One of those evil things that has been around forever. The type of evil that has adapted over the ages so it can screw with people over and over in more cruel ways.

I realized early on that if something NEVER sleeps that there is a big problem. This was scaaaaarrrrryyyyyyyy!!!!!! Go see it and go see it during the early matinee with a friend or a group of friends you are not ashamed to freak out around.

Die Another Day

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Rosamund Pike and the guy from Reservoir Dogs. There where others but this newsletter is running late.

This movie rocked. I was not to thrilled after the last 007 movie, The World Is Not Enough. After that film I thought that there was something that was not enough, that's for sure. But this one has it all. A strong Bond like story with an evil nemesis, traitors, sex, explosions and 00 spy toys that are relevant for playing spy games that are against all odds. A real out of the pan and into the fire James Bond movie.

B. K. Lounge South Western Egg Rolls

This recipe was born in the true spirit of The B.K. Lounge. My friend Dawn came over one afternoon and we had some cocktails and began to cook. We invented B.K. Lounge South Western Egg Rolls. So in the Christmas spirit of the Great Southwest and a substantial amount of the spirit of vodka we present Southwestern Eggrolls

1 can drained black beans
2 shallots or 1 medium yellow onion
1 ground ancho pepper
red wine, keep the bottle handy
salt and pepper
3 ears corn, roasted*
cabbage sliced very thin
2 medium carrots grated
cilantro chopped
egg roll wrappers
cranberry juice

Heat up your deep fryer or deep pan with oil heated to 375 degrees. Note to self. Never fill a pan for frying more than half full of oil.

First take a water glass and fill it with ice. Pour a shot or two of vodka in and fill the glass with cranberry juice. This is for you. Since you now have a cocktail you have one less thing to think about, possibly more.

Pour the drained black beans, shallot and ancho into a medium hot pan. Stir frequently. If it seems dry add some wine. If you have some brandy add some of that, too. Stir until onion is cooked through and the mixture is thick and smells yummmy.

I know we are telling you to follow the directions on the wrappers but when cooking with alcohol you sometimes improvise. We actually rolled them long and thin. This took a while to perfect but we did end up with these nice slender eggrolls. Perfect for an appetizer.


Following the directions on the egg roll wrappers take some of the bean mixture and place it in the wrapper. Add some cabbage, carrots and cilantro.

Roll them up as directed or guided by a higher power and deep fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove, drain and let cool a little. Cut the egg rolls diagonally for effect and maximum dippability and eat with your favorite sweet and sour sauce.

*ROASTING CORN: There are two ways we roast corn. We either roast whole ears of corn on the grill or broiler and cut the kernels off or we cut the kernels off and then roast them in a pan. In case you need more help we will discuss both.

If you have access to a grill you can lightly brush ears of shucked corn with olive oil and lay them on the grill. When they get golden brown you roll them over until all sides are golden brown.

If you are strictly lounging inside you can roast ears of shucked corn in your oven broiler the same way. When they are done you should let them cool and using a kitchen knife cut away the kernels and place them in a bowl.

You can also cut the kernels way and toss them into a medium hot pan and stir them lightly until golden brown. We do not use oil when roasting corn but I do not think it would hurt if you did.

Christmas trees are better than men!

• A Christmas tree doesn't care how many other Christmas trees you have had in the past.

• Christmas trees don't get mad if you use exotic electrical devices.

• A Christmas tree doesn't care if you have an artificial one in the closet.

• A Christmas tree doesn't get mad if you break one of it's balls.

• You can feel a Christmas tree before you take it home.

• When you are done with a Christmas tree you can throw it on the curb and have it hauled away.

• A Christmas tree doesn't get jealous around other Christmas trees.

• You don't have to put up with a Christmas tree all year long.

• A Christmas tree is always erect.

• Even small ones give satisfaction.

• A Christmas tree stays up for 12 days and nights.

• It looks good - even with the lights on.

• A Christmas tree doesn't get mad if you tie it up and throw it in the back of your car.


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"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."

-Albert Schweitzer

Phobia Of The Month:
Cremnophobia- Fear of precipices.

This is one phobia, we here at The B.K. Lounge have no fear of. After a short discussion we decided we have no idea what a precipices is.

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