Albuquerque is perched at a little over 5,300 feet, which changes the alchemy of the way we bake. Follow these simple guidelines and your Thanksgiving cakes won't fall flat.
Kill dangerous micro-organisms by cooking your food properly. Temperatures should be gauged by inserting an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the food.
4 to 8 pounds (breast): 90 to 195 minutes (1 1/2 to 3 1/4 hours)
8 to 12 pounds: 165 to 180 minutes (2 3/4 to 3 hours)
12 to 14 pounds: 180 to 225 minutes (3 to 3 3/4 hours)
14 to 18 pounds: 225 to 255 minutes (3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hours)
Republican or Democrat for Domenici's Senate seat? How many more will lose their PNM jobs? Is New Mexico healthy? Why are we better than Tucson?
Dateline: Malaysia--Fearing he had too much to drink, a driver tried to play it safe by bribing a policeman to avoid a breath analyzer test. As it turned out, he passed the breathalyzer but was promptly arrested for corruption. Aw Cheng Fat offered a police officer 50 ringgit ($15) after his car was stopped at a police checkpoint for drunk driving three years ago, Kuala Lumpur’s The Star reported last Wednesday. On Tuesday, Aw was fined 1,000 ringgit ($300) by a local court for the ultimately pointless bribery attempt.
The eighth annual Santa Fe Film Festival is still looking for volunteers. This year’s fest is set to take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, through, Sunday, Dec. 2. Just one four-hour shift translates into two free movie tickets. Not a bad deal, if you ask me. People are needed immediately for festival box office, set up and orientation as well as for staffing. These positions could start as early as Nov. 9. If you’re interested, call Sarah at (505) 955-7003. Other opportunities include: venue management, hospitality, ushering and transportation. To help fill one of those positions, call Lexie at (505) 820-2267.
The Albuquerque Little Theatre begins its Studio Series on Saturday, Nov. 10, with staged readings of work by local playwrights Walter L. Newton, Edith Weiss, Robert F. Benjamin, Elaine Jarvik and Scott Bison. The Studio Series is a program offered by ALT to local writers for the development of new dramatic scripts through workshops, readings and performances. The staged reading will start at 7 p.m. and last around two hours including an intermission (with complimentary coffee and cookies) and a talk back with the actors and directors. As any writer knows, audience feedback is essential to creating a successful product, so don't be afraid to chime in with the good and the bad. The event is free for ALT members and ticket holders to previous shows or $5 at the door. Call 242-4750 for more info.
When the weather starts to turn, there’s nothing that will warm you to the core like a plate of hot potatoes. These wee tubers braised in sherry will heat your chest cavity, and the heady fried sage mayo will stick to your ribs.