Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Week Recipe

Da Vinci's famous masterpiece

I thought this appropriate for all the professed pagans out there, seeing that it is the week before Easter Sunday. If I offended anyone, well, just think about it. Don't you think God can take a joke? There have been so many theories trying to prove or disprove history, who is really sure of anything anymore? Wasn't that what the book The Da Vinci Code was about? Or the story I saw somewhere that Jesus was married and it was his spousal unit that was to his right in the famous Last Supper painting?

Doing a quick image search this morning, I found quite a few stories about and pictures of The Last Supper. Some were out and out ridiculous, like the one for a Francois Girbaud jeans advertisement that the Catholic Church victoriously had banned. Seems that the concept didn't go over too well.

Selling the Girbaud clothing line

Then there was this one for a gambling web site showing the disciples gaming at the dinner table.

Where are the slots?

One of my all time favorites is this "Fast" supper. Playing on words. I can't believe the Catholics left this one alone.

Fast food supper

Someone had to be pretty creative, I thought, to come up with this Star Wars last supper. Luke Skywalker is in the "Jesus" position though. I would have thought sure as hell that Obiwan would have been seated at the focal point.

In a galaxy far far away

Then there's this Lego comparison to Leonardo's original. From what I can find out, Leonardo Da Vinci painted the famous work 1500 years after Christ. What version of whatever did he read or look at to get his idea of what they looked like, how they were positioned and what they might ave eaten?


At any rate, Spring is here in the Northland. This is one of the few times in recorded history that there was NO snowfall in March up here. A balmy 70 degrees today is forecast, yesterday was a pretty nice day bit windy, from the South, carrying the warm moist air. I think I already heard Mrs. Spadoman complaining about the humidity.

All this talk about supper made me hungry. And the change of seasons makes for a change in diet and with the Daylight Savings Time in effect, dinner, or supper if you call it that, time has changed too. I'll leave you with a recipe for a nice looking and tasty light accompaniment, or stand alone, Rotini Salad. This dish develops flavor as it sits and marinades in the refrigerator, so it's okay to make it the day before.

Joe's Italian Rotini Salad

2 Cups cooked and cooled Rotini Pasta, (spiral shaped, can be plain, or in colors)
1/2 Red Onion, chopped
2 Stalks celery, chopped
1 Small can Black Olives
1 Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
1/2 Cup, (or more) Shredded Mozarella Cheese
1 Cup cooked Shrimp, Crab or faux Crab (optional)

Mix all together and toss thoroughly with Italian Salad Dressing

Joe’s Italian Salad Dressing

1 Cup Olive Oil
1 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 Cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 Tablespoon Garlic powder
1/2 Tablespoon Oregano
1/2 Tablespoon Basil
1/2 Tablespoon Parsley
1/2 Tablespoon Onion powder
1/2 Tablespoon Black Pepper
A little Salt, or salt to taste

Note: Measurement of spices is NOT an exact science, add more oil and vinegar if you over did it on spices, and vice versa.

Mix together and shake well

Pour onto salad, toss well, allow to chill


I had to add this one, It's from Brother Kvatch:

Battlestar Gallactica Supper

Lastly, from my friend Beth over at Beth's Blog. She posted this some time ago. I saved it as I felt these points to Ponder were worth pondering again. Check out Beth's Blog. A lot of good stuff on there, everyday!

Now, Have at these Points to Ponder.

Points to Ponder

Labels: Humor

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in"..but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"?

Where's that extra penny going to?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change?

They're going to see you naked anyway.

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If Wiley E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the window?

Peace to all


Sorrow said...

I am still laughing over the last super photo's.
I think George Lucas would have preferred to have himself sitting in Luke's spot.
( laughing, just saying!)
And the reason the penny goes missing when you get asked for your thoughts is the Government takes it for intelligence tax,
Now I am wondering if the Astronauts had wheels on their luggage?
A wonderful giggle for my day! Thanks so much !!!

Fire Byrd said...

I'm with the Russians here. The Americans invented a pen that would write in space. The Russians took a pencil!

Mel said...


Oh sir--I'm too busy laughing to fooling....LOL

Bless your heart.
I soooooooooo needed that!

(((((((( Spadoman )))))))))

Christopher said...

Good reading, as always, Spadoman. Thank you.

Very pleased to see Popeye in the KFC version of the Last Supper. How different things might have been (but ultimately unavailing) if spinach had been served.

Pax tecum

I, Like The View said...

I think doctors leave the room because they don't want to see your underwear (or whether you're wearing any or not, even)

reading your recipe has made me hungry for a hot cross bun


Spadoman said...

Glad I was able to supply some laughs. I thought they were funny.
Thanks for stopping by at Round Circle.

Sorrow... You are probably correct about George Lucas! And the penny idea, well, I think you are right on there as well!

Peace to you.

Fire Byrd... Those Russians, always thinking. Did they have a sharpener or at least a pocket knife in the event they break the lead? Just wonderin'.


Mel.. So happy to provide you with some entertainment. After all, You and the Fairies entertain us everyday. Thanks.


Christopher.. Well, I always wondered why Popeye's was a fast food chicken joint when he is known for his appetite for spinach. I'd thought for sure he'd have the chicken and the greens in the other hand.
Trouble with this one is that you could have a dozen more disciples if you included more of the corporate chains.

Peace to you. (still looking up pax tecum)

View... You might be speaking from experience in the doctor's office, no? I never figured out hot cross buns. They don't look any bit as appealing as the women that I turn my head for.


Thanks again for visiting here. I appreciate it greatly.

Kvatch said...

You forgot the (im)famous 'Battlestar Last Supper'


Spadoman said...

Kvatch... Great Battlestar supper. I posted it and gave you credit for the find. You back in the states? (I guess I could check out your blog and find out, sorry I haven't wanderedo ver there in a while)
I'm planning on anothert New Mexico trip by motorcycle in mid April for a couple of weeks.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll return the favor soon, I promise.


katherine. said...

while not a pagan...I know God has an excellent sense of humor...and I am a personal fan of Jesus jokes.

Besides...not so sure who considers Leonardo divinely inspired.

My fave is the star wars one...with Legos a close second.

Loved the ponderings!

Spadoman said...

Katherine... Thanks for stopping by, great to see you here. Glad to see you enjoyed the humor in it all. Any answers for any of the ponderings? Or are you going to do just that, ponder?
Nice new pic by the way.

Peace to you.

A Wild Thing said... fave of course is Galactica...I'm a sci-fi nut! Much of the Playlist on my blog is from there...I need to be transported to another dimension at times...this one is on my last nerve...know what I mean...!

Iowa is as far North as I want to live, don't know how you guys do it. I lived in Florida for 3 years, though I loved it and miss it, you can't beat the seasons and the gardening and the down-home folks of the Midwest! As long as my Dad's alive, I'll be here walkin' barefoot in the summer and my woolies in the dreaded winters!

Thanks for the laughs this AM...but I'll be visiting my medicine wheel this Sunday, it's one on one for me...


Spadoman said...

Sweet One... Glad you liked the latest addition to the last supper tour. I kind of liked it myself. Iowa seemed to get a bit more snow than we did up here this past winter. Sometimes that happens. Colder too overall.
Did you have any flooding this year? The Mississippi closed a couple of roads in St. Paul for a short spell. But I believe it wasn't as bad as two years ago. Highway 61 was flooded all through Iowa.
I'll have to visit your shop one of these days as I like junk. I'll have something on my feet. :-)
Oh, and tell me more about the Medicine Wheel. E-mail is on the profile.

Peace, and thanks for stopping by Round Circle.

Spadoman said...

Hey, did anyone try the recipe? Just wonderin'

Spadoman said...

zIggI... So glad to see you stopped by, thanks very much. Yes, just put it all together and mix it aeround. You do have to cook the pasta and drai it thoroughly. Other than that, no cooking required.
TRhanks again.


Billie Greenwood said...

Wow, Spadoman, this post had it ALL. Now you deserve a three day weekend to rest up. I will use those recipes--summer's comin' on and I'll be eating out of the garden. Speaking of eating, did you see that news report that the portions of food served at the artistic depictions of the Last Supper over the years have increased? Signs of our growing obesity, they say. I myself enjoyed all the take offs on Leonardo's work. Then there's the joke where Jesus says, "Com'on, Guys, get over here on this side of the table. He's ready to take our picture!"

Spadoman said...

Hey BE... Good to see you here. I did hear that report about the portions.I listened to some interview of someone who had written a book about how life was in the year 1 AD. Interesting.
Glad you liked the humor. Good one you tell as well. I know the one where He says, "I hear on a clear day you can see Jerusalem from here."

Have a great wekend.


mig said...

Oh I so enjoyed this.
I thought I'd said already but I must have pressed the wrong button again!

Spadoman said...

Thank you very much for coming here Mig. Peace to you always!