Episode 375: Unforgiven
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Running Time: 120 min.
In the Spring of 1865, a military tribunal is convened to determine the fate of Mary Surratt, one of eight citizens put on trial for plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and other members of his cabinet. In a rush for vengeance more than justice, Mary was the first woman executed for treason by the United States.
In Unforgiven, you play as prosecution or defense, trying to persuade the jury to convict or acquit the accused. Build your case by drafting cards and dice, hoping to collect evidence, recruit jurors, and establish reasonable doubt. Will Mary once again face the hangman's noose... or can you tip the scales of justice in her favor?
Tune in to explore the game and the history behind the trial and discover why Unforgiven earns our Spiel of Approval!
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Designer: Tom Butler
Publisher: Green Feet Games
2 players 45-60 min. ages 13+ MSRP $35
Time to teach/learn: 10-15 minutes
Flickin' Around with Bruce Voge
Dougs Recipe - Tuscan Butter Gnocchi
4 tbsp. butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 c. halved cherry tomatoes
1 tsp. dried oregano
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch red pepper flakes
4 c. baby spinach
1 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
1/4 c. freshly chopped herbs (such as basil and parsley), plus more for garnish
2 (17.5-oz.) packages gnocchi
1 c. shredded mozzarella
Lemon wedges, for serving
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add cherry tomatoes and season with oregano, salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook until tomatoes are beginning to burst then add spinach and cook until beginning to wilt.
Stir in broth, heavy cream, Parmesan, and herbs and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
Add gnocchi and toss to coat. Pour gnocchi into a 9”-x-13” baking pan and top with mozzarella. Bake until gnocchi is cooked through and cheese is melty, 30 minutes.
Garnish with more herbs and squeeze lemon on top before serving.
Doug's Game - Castles of Tuscany
Stephen's Recipe - Crispy Black Bean Tacos
Crispy Black Bean Tacos
3 (14 ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4-ish cup of your favorite salsa
3 tablespoon taco seasoning
small flour tortillas
olive oil or butter for frying
In a food processor or chopper, blend the beans, salsa, and taco seasoning. Transfer to a skillet with a drizzle of oil and cook it up long enough to soften the flavors of the garlic and / or onions in the salsa. About 5 minutes is fine.
Spread a few tablespoons of black bean filling into a flour tortilla. Fold in half. Repeat until the filling is used up (about 6-8 tacos). Heat some oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat. Fry in a skillet over medium heat, until crispy and golden brown. Dip in cilantro lime sauce. Serve with chips and salsa and a mid-week margarita. You’re welcome.
Apropos of Nothing
NY Times Font (provided by Sam Hozman)
Space Candles (provided by Sam Hozman)
Music credits include:
Lincoln & Liberty arranged by Craig Duncan | the song
Hard Times arranged by Craig Duncan | the song
John Brown's Dream arranged by Craig Duncan | the song
Goober Peas arranged by Craig Duncan | the song