Thanks to the wonders ofstreaming video, my hubby and I are working our way through all seven season ofStar Trek Next Generation and onward to the various offshoots of the Star Trekkinguniverse.
Back in the 80’s I was whatis commonly referred to as a Trekkie. Yeps, I rabidly watched Star Trek episodes. I attended Trekkie conventions . . . but Iwasn’t so Trek-i-fied that I dressed up in a goofy uniform or as an alien oranything like that. I collected Trek memorabilia,games and whatnot. I even had my veryown tribble, until my cat destroyed it. But most prized is my Will Riker actionfigure. God, that man was HOT!
I even had a little Star Treksound effects box; it looked a bit like a radar detector in form. I had it mounted on the dashboard my awesomelycool looking but dreadfully underpowered 1988 bright regatta blue FordMustang. I used it as a way to manage myroad rage . . . how cool that I could shoot phasers and photon torpedoes atoffensive drivers!
Being that I drove a brightblue sportscar . . . regardless of how fast it wouldn’t go . . . I was a target for state troopers looking to fillhis monthly quota of traffic violators. The car may not have been zippy, but it could indeedy exceed the speedlimit and I got snagged.
The trooper approached . . . “license,registration, insurance and what is that on your dashboard”. Although legal now, way back then it wasillegal to use a radar detector.
I had to explain and demonstrate to the zealous lawenforcer that it was not a radar detector but that is was, in fact, a toy.
Astonishingly, the trooperwas actually amused. He allowed me to continue my mission: to explore strange newworlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no onehas gone before.
I'm a geek. So what? My trek-i-ness actually gotme out of a speeding ticket that day.
1 Whole Chicken
3 Quarts Water
1 Whole Onions, Halved
2 Celery Stalks
1 Cup Chopped Celery
2 1/2 Tablespoons Salt
1 1/4 Teaspoons Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1 1/2 Cups Corn
1 Lb. Egg Noodles
In a large pot over medium heat, combine chicken, water,onions, celery stalks, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat andsimmer 2 hours, adding water as needed, until chicken is very tender. Removethe chicken, onions and celery from the soup. Discard the onion and celery. Set chicken aside to cool.
Bring soup to a boil and turn off heat. Add corn, chopped celery and egg noodles.
Chop cooled chicken meat and add to soup. Serve immediately. Freezes well.