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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cleaning and Disposal ~ Tomato Meatball ~ Alex Jack ~ Otter ~ Prime Rib


Good 44º raining morning. Last night we got another 1/4".

Yesterday stayed pretty cool all day.  Never got over 59º. Sun did appear for a bit on and off. Cleaned out a couple cupboards in the kitchen and tossed out old cans of stuff. Took to trash. Dude enjoyed the run. Also put out stackable little tables and a basket on the road.
Left a couple hours later headed to Nancy and Dave's  and they were gone! If you leave something on the edge of the road, someone will come by and take it! Amazing.

Yesterday I made the potato soup. Will post it tomorrow. I didn't have all the ingredients and substituted... and it was GOOOOOD!!!!
How about this...... A Meatball In A Tomato

1½ cups diced bread
about ¼ - ½ cup milk to soften bread
4 large beefsteak tomatoes
olive oil
1 T fresh thyme, chopped
1 t fennel seed
¾ pound ground beef, pork, and veal mix (or your favorite combo for meatballs)
¼ cup grated onion
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped or grated
½ cup loose packed flat leaf parsley, chopped
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
½ cup Panko or homemade bread crumbs
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ pound ball fresh mozzarella, cut into small dice
12 leaves fresh basil, rolled and thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350º. Soak bread in milk. Cut about ½ inch off the tops of the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and heart of the flesh. Drizzle cavity of tomatoes with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and thyme. In small pan add about 1 T olive oil, and over med-high heat add fennel seed, stir then add meat and lightly brown. Season with salt/pepper. Add grated onion and garlic, stir 2 minutes more. Transfer to bowl and let cool.

Squeeze excess milk from bread and crumble into cooked meat. Add parsley, half the grated cheese, and the slightly beaten egg. Mix well. Fill the tomatoes with mixture, cover and bake 20 minutes. Toss Panko with 2 T olive oil, and combine with remaining cheese. Top tomatoes even with mixture and bake another 12-15 minutes until golden brown on top.

Combine chopped cherry tomatoes with mozzarella and basil. Combine. Serve tomatoes in shallow bowls topped with tomato-basil-mozzarella salad.

If you don't like basil... use flat leaf parsley instead... or finely minced lettuce or cabbage. Be brave.

My grandchildren Jack and Alex were celebrating Jack's birthday (4-15) with their mom at Farrell's yesterday...
                    ♥  ♥
This is on my desktop. Isn't he adorable!!!

Historically this date..

1805 – First Barbary WarUnited States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' hymn).

1993 – All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville,Gabon in route to DakarSenegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cupqualifying match against Senegal.

2005 – The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from ToulouseFrance. on the Airbus A380 link and see the interior of the Business Class and Economy Class. Click on these pictures to enlarge. WOW!

2011 – The April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of AlabamaMississippiGeorgia, and Tennessee. 205 tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more.

And births this date include....
1822 – Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)

1899 – Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (d. 1994)

1922 – Jack Klugman, American actor (d. 2012)
1937 – Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)

1939 – Judy Carne, British actress and comedian
... once married to Burt Reynolds ... addicted to drugs...

American Flag? Just watched her make faces at it! Put her hand over her heart for the National Anthem? Never. Like America? Not. Moochelle... she's just here for the $$ and the attention.

All I know. Happy Sunday (certainly not Sunny Day). Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom BoboApril 27th
(Be still my heart)
National Prim Rib Day

I would LOVE to celebrate this day at Lawry's!! One of my all time favorite places to eat ... the one in Beverly Hills~

Oh drool................................

Ok, well maybe the Tap Rock Sunday Buffet will have it today!

A friend asked me about cooking prime rib..... here is a foolproof way, comes out perfect every time...

Make a rub of salt and pepper and garlic and/or onion powder and or any other type of herb you like and you can even mix it with butter or olive oil .... rub onto roast. Put in roasting pan, turn oven to 550º. When oven is ready put in the roast and cook it 5 minutes for every pound for rare, 6 minutes per pound for medium. Then turn off the oven and DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR FOR 2 HOURS! Done to perfection.
Here is a formula: For me it was 3.75 lbs x 5 min. = 18.75 minutes or 19 minutes.


Anonymous said...

I have made prime rib by that method and since I don't like blood running out of it I cooked it a tad longer per pound. I was terrified but I trusted Melinda Lee whom I have listened to on the radio for years. Yes, it was perfect. Had to put a sign on the oven door because just one peek and it wouldn't work.

At Lawry's I just love that little corn dish they service with the prime rib. I am sitting here drooling! :(

Adorable pic of the kidlets! Love those dimples!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK!!

XOXO Trisha

Lydia said...

It is hard to be on a diet and read your blog):-

Nice to see pictures of your grandchildren.

Oregon Sue said...

Ah yes, Trish, Lawry's Creamed Corn. YUMMMMMMMM! Thanks re the kids. xo

Sorry, L, you will just have to read the blog after you eat! That's the way I go to the market...never go hungry! xo

Anonymous said...

hey all, i have sue's carmelized onions going in the crock pot. only diff, i added a few shakes of balsamic vinegar. the smell is driving me nuts. i have to go to the pool now so i can leave and let them cook longer!

also, sue, i'm with you about lawry's prime rib! my favorite place to eat in all of l.a. and the oc!

hugs all,