Please join Antoine for lunch at my place. Contrary to popular belief, Antoine is not fond of picnics. Today we will be preparing Asian Noodle Soup. You will need ½ tablespoon canola oil, 1 ½ pounds chuck eye roast-cut into ½ inch pieces, salt and black pepper to taste, 4 cups low sodium beef stock, 6 cups water, ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce, 2 medium chopped onions, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 inch of ginger-peeled, 12 ounces rice noodles, 1 head of bok choy -leaves chopped into 1 inch pieces and fresh basil for serving.
Heat oil in a large pot over high heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Sear the beef on all sides for a few minutes.
Add the stock, water, soy sauce, onions, garlic and ginger.
Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Prepare noodles according to package directions. Add the bok choy to the soup and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Divide the noodles into bowls and ladle in the broth. Enjoy!
Now please come to my house. Antoine and I will greet you at the door with a glass of sake and a big hello.
Welcome, my human family. I would like to share some of my thoughts with you while we enjoy lunch. Recently, I finished a most interesting novel, “Under the Dome” by Stephen King. The book centered on a small town in Maine that suddenly and inexplicably was cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible shield that could not be breached. Mr. King expertly and disturbingly revealed the ugly side of human nature in the course of the novel. While reading I couldn’t shake the feeling that we, you and I, were living through a similar experience. Let me explain.
Quite often people, and children in particular, don’t really consider ants to be alive. They feel free to step on us, shock us with poison or set us on fire just for the fun of it. I now believe that you are being treated in the same callous way. In a very real sense you are living “under the dome.” There don’t seem to be any consequences to the hideous actions of others. Your nation is under a massive cloud of scandal. Your President is ruling your nation by executive action. He has completely bypassed Congress, and by doing so he has bypassed you. You are ants to his administration and no matter what he does; there are no discernible consequences. You have been cut off from the world.
President Obama is moving forward with his socialist agenda and is succeeding because you are ”under the dome” and he is untouchable. You can kick and scream but no one will hear you. You can cry out and give eloquent speeches but no one will print or record your words. You are just an ant, like me waiting to be toyed with and my heart goes out to those among you who deplore what is happening.
I beg of you, my human family, please don’t give up the fight. Hold your representatives accountable. Bombard them with e-mails, letters and phone calls. Tell them to get off their collective behinds and do something. Not one of your current scandals has been resolved. No one has paid a price for spying on Americans. No one has paid a price for lying to the American people. No one has paid a price for squandering your hard earned money. President Obama is introducing and implementing regulation after regulation to squash you like bugs. No one is trying to stop him.
It is up to you to wake up those that that are capable of understanding and caring. Make some noise.
Get To Work…Antoine.