Friends for Jeff Spiegelman,
Happy New Year!
-Our first week back to session is not this week. It is the following week starting Tuesday January 14th. It is the second year of the two year cycle that is the 150th General Assembly. Should be interesting what bills we deal with this year.
-Wednesday night is the first Townsend Town Council meeting of 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
-I will not be able to attend (I am working that day), but on Thursday, January 9th at the Carvel Building in Middletown, Senator Stephanie Hanson is hosting a “Gun Violence Forum”. Members from the pro and anti gun organizations were invited along with law enforcement and other groups. The intent of this meeting is (in theory) technical and education in nature. For example, a topic of conversation is going to be defining what is a semi-automatic rifle so that more law and policy makers know what they are talking about when discussing and voting for and against laws about such things. The event is not open to the public. Several members of my caucus are going and I am interested to see what they have to say about it.
-While it is not a political topic, I am happy to announce that I am now working for my dad who started his own commercial real estate brokerage. Go Dad! Go us!
-We are still putting together our full schedule of meetings with constituents for the first third of 2020. If you have a day, time, and location that would fit your schedule please let me know and we will try to fit it in.
Let’s start the new year with something a bit exotic! I saw these on a cooking website and made a few modifications…. and had to buy a few new ingredients online that are not readily available at my local supermarkets.
-1.5 lbs pork ribs cut against the bone into 2 inch squares
-2 tbsp sesame oil
-4 slices ginger
-2 thickly sliced garlic cloves
-1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
-2 tbsp light soy sauce
-3 tbsp Chinese black vinegar
-4 tbsp sugar
-5 tbsp water
Preheat the oil on medium in a large pan. Fry the garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Turn the oil up to high and cook the ribs until they are browned on all sides. Turn down the heat to low/medium. Add the wine, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and water. Stir, turn up the heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Check every few minutes to make sure the water has not evaporated. If it has, add a bit more. Remove the lid and turn up the heat to high. Stir often while reducing the liquid. Once it is down to less than ¼ cup, the ribs are ready. Enjoy.
-Enjoy your week.
Representative 11th District
Legislative Hall: PO Box 1401. Dover, DE 19903