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Show Notes #232: The Weekender XI

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The Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)
  • Contests
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Special Events
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life, N1C
  • Grand Prix de Montreal, VE2SPEED
  • Announcements
  • Our recording schedule may be in a state of flux for the next two to three weeks as Bill shimmies and shakes his way through Florida and western Europe. Visit the LHS homepage or social media channels for updates.
  • Ham Radio Challenge
  • Participate in ARRL Kids Day. Get a youngster interested in amateur radio.
The Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)
  • Distros to Try
  • Events
  • Open Source Challenge
  • Use an open-source tool to complete a current task.
The Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)
  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner
  • Garlic Herb Butter Steak Packets
  • Ingredients
    • 1 pound small red potatoes, cut into fourths
    • 2 carrots, sliced
    • 1 can sliced mushrooms
    • 1 red bell pepper, cubed
    • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
    • ½ red onion, cut into cubes
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
    • 1½ pound top sirloin steak, cut into one inch cubes, raw*
  • Garlic Herb Butter
  • Ingredients
    • ½ cup butter, room temperature
    • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Directions
    • In a medium sized bowl add the red potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms and red onion. Add salt and pepper and toss with olive oil. Place four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy aluminum foil on counter. Evenly place vegetable mixture on each piece of foil. Top vegetables with steak. To make the garlic herb butter: In a small bowl add the butter, parsley, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Divide evenly and place on top of the steak. Double fold top and ends of each piece of foil, leaving space for steam to gather. Place packets on the grill and cover. Grill 20-30 minutes, turning over halfway through or until steak is cooked through and veggies are tender. Carefully open packets and serve. (if you want to cook these inside, bake in your oven at 400 degrees F, for about 1 hour)
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Booker's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Batch 2015-01)
    • ABV: 64.35% (128.7 Proof, Varies)
    • Location: Clermont, KY
    • Color: Rich, warm caramel with a hint of amber
    • Nose: Alcohol, smoked oak, cream sherry, light floral hints, bowl of nuts
    • Taste: Oak, vanilla, caramel, raisin, leather
    • Cost: $65
    • Rating: 94
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • 7venth Sun Brewery's Headbanger IPA
    • ABV:  6.5%
    • IBU:  70
    • Locatino: Dunedin, FL
The Weekend in Music (Segment 4, Optional)
  • "Kleptocussion" by Cloud Maze, courtesy of Jamendo.

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