Sahara

.... today has been a very, very unusual day around these parts....... I spent the better part of the day preparing three amazing lamb sirloins for the grill, and coaxing the goodness out of my infamous (at least according to Elisson) my Tennessee Taters...... otherwise known as my garlic, onion, and parmesan roasted potatoes......

... in any case, dinner went very, very well....... I marinated the lamb sirloins in a mixture of Worcestershire sauce and rosemary, and then grilled them to medium rare.... and I swear, folks, they were five times better than the normal "chops" that I have been buying for the past few years........ that bone in the chops is just a pain in the ass, if you ask me....... sirloin or leg shanks are much, MUCH better.......

..... as for later, well, the latter part of the evening rose, tailed off, buoyed, got quite interesting, and then tailed off again and then flopped..... but it mainly involved me standing in the living room waving my arms & hands and giving an impromptu history lesson to The Missus about the three-year history of North Africa during WWII...... ending, of course, with a sweeping set of hand gestures signifying the Germans being bottled up in Tobruk between east/west advancing armies, and how it was all Eisenhower's idea.... I even threw in references to Kasserine, Casablanca, Rabat, The Benghazi Handicaps, Suez, and El Alamein, but it didn't seem to make much difference...... but hey, you can't blame a fella for trying....

..... trust me, she will learn to rue the evenings when Turner Classic Movies is playing old propaganda films from the mid-40s..... tonight she is watching "Five Graves to Cairo"..... but I still say that the best WWII Africa movies are Bogart's version of "Sahara" and John Mills in "Ice-Cold in Alex"... but then, who am I to argue with Turner Classic Movies?.......

...in other news, today was an absolutely beautiful day here...... blue skies and mid 50s as I drove off for my fortnightly massage and back-popping....... it was a distinct pleasure to be alive and walking the planet..... and smelling those potatoes cooking all evening drove me absolutely nuts.....

.... and so, I leave you with this clip....... Bogart definitely knew how to treat a "lady"....... the clip is from "Sahara"....

by Eric on February 22, 2010 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Military Stuff
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Lest anyone get the wrong idea from Eric's convoluted prose, I'm the one who dubbed his garlic, onion, and parmesan roasted potatoes "Tennessee 'Taters." At no point, however, have I ever referred to them as "infamous"... they are actually quite tasty, and I recommend them to one and all...

...on another topic, I can say that while I have never been to North Africa, Elder Daughter has, having visited Cairo, Casablanca, and Rabat... she is rapidly catching up to me in the "well traveled" department and in fact has probably surpassed me...

Bullshitted by Elisson on February 23, 2010 12:19 PM

If you ever make it out this direction, I'll take you to a place called the Kasra Grill that makes some outstanding lamb shanks.

Bullshitted by El Capitan on February 23, 2010 12:20 PM

Ok, ok. TMC Sahara, dude I stand corrected. You are an "old fart!"

Bullshitted by Little Tiff on February 23, 2010 07:34 PM

..... that may be true, Tiff.... but I still remember you when you were covered in frills & lace..... AND I have photographic evidence!.....

Bullshitted by Eric on February 23, 2010 08:00 PM

I'm sure you've probably posted it before, but how how do you make those delish sounding potatoes? I'm starving now!

Bullshitted by DogsDontPurr on February 23, 2010 08:12 PM

WWII....North Africa.
Reminds me of the Berbers. A nomadic/ warrior tribe of said region. They allied themselves with the American army and receive rather lavish payment for each pair of German ears they brought in as proof of a kill. Perhaps too lavish, as they were later discovered to be selling American ears to the Americans.
War is hell.....on ears.

Bullshitted by Tbird on February 23, 2010 08:24 PM