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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bad and Odd News ~ Trish's Nephew Dan ~ Meatballs In Tomatoes

Good 37º clear and gonna be in the 80ºs later morning.

Temp got all the way up to 63º yesterday. Today might be another story. Predictions for 80ºs. Drat. Grass will be hip deep to a tall Indian fast!

The news this morning is awful in the case of the tornado that hit the South, Georgia and Mississippi and 21 people died. Awful that a gunman shot 6 people in a FedEx facility in Georgia. Also weird in that Craig Ferguson is quitting the Late Late Show. George Clooney is engaged to be married! Egypt sentenced almost 700 to death. Paul Simon and wife arrested. AND... Minneapolis renames Columbus Day to "Indigenous Peoples Day". Geeeeze Louise!

A very sad note ... my friend Trish Bowler's (Trish is the wife of LASD ret Lt. John Bowler) nephew died in the tornado in Arkansas. His wife and two daughters survived. He was shielding one of his daughters when a metal beam from the attic hit him in the head. His wife and one daughter are in the hospital with broken bones. Dan was only 31. His home was completely destroyed. Here is the site where you can make a donation to this family....

Yesterday I was up early and off to the hospital lab for a fasting blood test. I got there just after 7am and was out before 7:30. Nobody there that early! Then to the market for fresh veggies and some 1 cup containers for my soup. Gotta keep it in perspective .... portion control! Home to clean. Going through more stuff.....

Historically this date...
1945 – World War II – FuehrerbunkerAdolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.

1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces byBrazilian forces.

1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992 – Los Angeles riotsRiots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal ofpolice officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

And births this date include....
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress

1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)

1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress

1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress

1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player

Yesterday I decided to make the Meatball in a Tomato recipe. I had picked up some lean ground turkey so changed the recipe a little making it less caloric... don't need pork and beef... nor the bread and milk.... The original recipe is on 4-27.. in the archives on the left.....

I used some dried garlic and onion (didn't have any fresh) and browned those along with the ground turkey. Using pepper and Mrs. Dash for seasoning. Let it cool. Added in the dried parsley and Panko, 1 egg, and Parmesan cheese.

I used a melon-baller to remove the center of the tomatoes...

Drizzled olive oil in each tomato, sprinkled in some black pepper, and Mrs. Dash. Added in the cooled meat mixture... baked 30 (not 20) minutes at 350º. Then removed tomato top and topped each with a mixture of Panko, Parmesan, and olive oil. Baked another 15 minutes, until the tops became golden brown.

I served the tomatoes on a bed of baby spinach that had been seasoned with a little olive oil, some balsamic vinegar, and Mrs. Dash. OMGOOOOOOD!!!!!! Will make these again for sure.

All I know. Happy Tuesday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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