The Looky-Loos

Helen All Alone

Saturday, August 8, 2009

 

I have no news today and I'm pretty sleepy ... so we'll just move on to the good stuff.

ஜ~§Quote Of The Day§~ஜ

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
- Friedrich Nietzsche


ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

If you were to make a time capsule today to be opened in 50 years, what would you put in it?

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ

Churrigueresque
PRONUNCIATION:
(choor-ee-guh-RESK)
MEANING:
adjective: Baroque; lavish; over-the-top.
Also, churrigueresco.
ETYMOLOGY:
After José Benito Churriguera (1650-1725), Spanish architect and sculptor, whose family was known for extravagant architectural decorations.
USAGE:
"I had what I considered to be a reasonable plan for finding out what was going on in McAllen, Texas. I would call on the heads of its hospitals, in their swanky, decorator-designed, churrigueresco offices, and I'd ask them."


ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

"Helen All Alone"
There was darkness under Heaven
For an hour's space--
Darkness that we knew was given
Us for special grace.
Sun and noon and stars were hid,
God had left His Throne,
When Helen came to me, she did,
Helen all alone!
Side by side (because our fate
Damned us ere our birth)
We stole out of Limbo Gate
Looking for the Earth.
Hand in pulling hand amid
Fear no dreams have known,
Helen ran with me, she did,
Helen all alone!
When the Horror passing speech
Hunted us along,
Each laid hold on each, and each
Found the other strong.
In the teeth of Things forbid
And Reason overthrown,
Helen stood by me, she did,
Helen all alone!
When, at last, we heard those Fires
Dull and die away,
When, at last, our linked desires
Dragged us up to day;
When, at last, our souls were rid
Of what that Night had shown,
Helen passed from me, she did,
Helen all alone!
Let her go and find a mate,
As I will find a bride,
Knowing naught of Limbo Gate
Or Who are penned inside.
There is knowledge God forbid
More than one should own.
So Helen went from me, she did,
Oh, my soul, be glad she did!
Helen all alone!
Rudyard Kipling


ஜ~§Recipe Of The Day§~ஜ

Egg Stuffed Breakfast Bell Pepper


Ingredients:
1 large bell pepper
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon milk
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)
2 basil leaves, cut into strips
salt and pepper

Preparation:
Heat oven to 325°F

Cut bell pepper in half; remove seeds. Place peppers upright on a baking pan.

Saute tomatoes, onions, spinach, salt, pepper and garlic powder in the evoo.

Beat eggs, milk and a pinch of salt in medium bowl until blended. Add cooked vegetables, basil and half of the cheese to the beaten eggs.

Spoon half vegetable egg mixture into each side of pepper.

Bake in center of oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, 20-30 minutes.

Add remaining cheese on top of each pepper and place in oven until melted. Let Stand 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

Brightest Blessings,
~Surry~




3 Things people say ...:

darsden said...

Awesome Poem.. dinner for one here too :-(

Barry said...

Love the Nietzsche quote. Hopefully it isn't true, but I suspect it might be.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

hope you get all rested up!!!! love the poem..and the quote!