Mind – On March 10, 1967 Captain Bob Pardo and backseater Lt Steve Wayne selflessly risked life and limb to assist their wingman Captain Earl Aman and backseater Lt Robert Houghton. On that day Pardo and Aman’s F-4 Phantom II aircraft were hit by enemy anti-aircraft artillery on a bombing mission north of Hanoi. Aman’s aircraft was leaking fuel badly and would not make it to friendly territory. In an effort to prevent his wingman from being forced to bailout over hostile terrain and certain capture, Pardo used his own airplane to push his wingman over eighty-eight miles. By that point Pardo was also running out of fuel, on fire, and no longer capable of flying either. The move was never done before or after and is certainly not procedure. Pardo and Wayne’s heroic sacrifice saved their wingman from certain capture and enabled them to bailout over Laos where they were all rescued. Although Pardo was initially criticized for not saving his own aircraft, he and Wayne eventually received the Silver Star for the maneuver, albeit nearly two decades after the incident. So when things seem like the odds are stacked against you, think outside the box and get the job done.
Body – Rest Day
Recipe of the Day
Marsala Burgers by Rachael Ray, modified by AJAX
1 pound ground sirloin
1 pound ground veal
2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
4 portabello mushroom caps, thinly sliced
1 Large yellow onion
2 tablespoons thyme, chopped
1/2 cup Marsala wine
2 tablespoons butter
A chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano for shaving
4 crusty Kaiser or ciabatta rolls, split
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meats with the garlic and spices. Score the meat into 4 equal portions then form patties thicker at edges and thinner at the center for even cooking.
Preheat a large, nonstick skillet with 1 tablespoon EVOO. Add the patties to the hot skillet and cook about 8 minutes total for medium rare, 10 minutes for medium, and 12 minutes for well-done, turning once.
Meanwhile, heat another large skillet over high heat with the remaining EVOO. Let the oil get hot, then add the yellow onions in large rings, cook until softened and clear to brown, then add mushrooms and sauté until golden brown. Toss in thyme and douse the mushrooms with the Marsala. Cook until reduced.
While the burgers and mushroom are cooking, spilt the rolls and toast them under the broiler.
To assemble, place a patty inside each bun and top each burger with some Marsala mushrooms.
MackNBee give this one … a 1! It was easy to prepare, and we love marsala mushrooms and onions, we also love burgers, we love Parm -Pegianno, and we love warm ciabatta rolls…but we would rather have a good old fashioned American Cheeseburger. We had higher hopes for this one.
Spirit – Taken from www.universetoday.com. There is no such thing as the Universe’s center [That we know of]. Nope. The earth is not the center of the Universe. It’s not even the center of the galaxy. And no again, our galaxy is not the entire universe, neither is it the center. Don’t hold your breath, but the Universe has no center. Every galaxy is expanding away from one another.
I found this pretty interesting. The mysteries of this universe are unbelievable if it were not for God.