Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easy and Liked

Finally, a recipe everyone in the classes liked.

Easy Teriyaki Hand Pies

1/4 C packed brown sugar
1/4 C soy sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 T fresh peeled grated ginger
1 lb. ground pork or chicken
2 green onions, sliced thin
2 medium carrots, shredded
8 extra large buttermilk biscuits

Preheat oven to 375F and grease a cookie sheet.

Combine sugar, soy, garlic and ginger in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until reduced to 1/4 C.

Brown the pork or chicken and drain. Add onions and carrots and cook about 3 minutes. Add soy mix and remove from heat.

Roll unbaked biscuits to about 6 inches around. Place 1/3 cup pork mix in the center, fold, press the edges to seal, vent with a cut or two, and bake 13-15 minutes, until golden.

May be frozen individually wrapped in foil for up to two months. Reheat by baking from frozen until warmed through.

Today is:

As Young As You Feel Day

Banned in Boston Day -- see history for 1630 for explanation of why today

Día de la Abolición de la Esclavitud (Emancipation Day) -- Puerto Rico

Festival of Immortality

International Day of the Seal

National Bavarian Crepes Day

National Goof Off Day

National Sing-Out Day

St. Catherine of Sweden's Day

St. Nicholas von Flue's Day (patron of Switzerland)

World Day for Water

Birthdays Today:

Reese Witherspoon, 1976
Elvis Stojko, 1972
Matthew Modine, 1959
Stephanie Mills, 1957
Lena Olin, 1955
Bob Costas, 1952
Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1948
James Patterson, 1947
George Benson, 1943
Marvin Yagoda, 1938
J.P. McCarthy, 1933
William Shatner, 1931
Stephen Sondheim, 1930
Marcel Marceau, 1923
Karl Malden, 1912
Louis L'Amour, 1908
Chico Marx, 1887

Today in History:

Hugo de Groot escapes imprisonment in Loevenstein Castle in a book case, 1621
The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags, 1621
Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, 1622
Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables, 1630
Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer), 1733
The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Stamp Act, which introduced a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies, 1765
The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand, 1784
The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece, 1829
Cornstarch is patented by Orlando Jones, 1841
Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico, 1873
The Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories (especially aimed at the Mormons), 1882
August and Louis Lumiere privately screen the first "motion picture" ever made, of workers leaving their factory three days earlier, 1895
World's first airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins, 1914
The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt, 1945
Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser, 1960
Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1978
The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips, 1993
Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space, 1995
The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth, 1997
Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest women's World Figure Skating Champion, 1997
ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire, 2006
Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest, 2009


  1. That sounds Nummers! I will have to see about making some for Husband. (He who loves Chinese...) As for the young as you feel day. Ahem. Never mind.



  2. Dear Met, once you are over that cold, let's see how young you turn out to be.