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1/4 Cup Best Quality Mayonnaise (We like Hellmann’s)
1/4 Cup Best Quality TOMATO KETCHUP (We like HEINZ)
2. Mix together with a spoon until both ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
Congradulations! You have just made your first batch of MayChup. Spread it on Sandwiches, Burgers, and Hotdogs, or use it as a dip. Enjoy!
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My Perfect Breakfast? Well, my Perfect Breakfast is a bit unusual. When I get up in the morning, I turn on my Radio (1010 WINS NEWS) on my way to the bathroom. I listen to the first News of the day. Go to the living room, turn on the TV and watch it for 20-30 minutes or so. It helps me wake up. After watching a bit of TV I go and take a shower, dry-off, then brush my teeth, still no breakfast. I get dressed, fill my bad with my Mac Book Pro, battery charger and what-not.
Now I’m getting ready for breakfast. I grab a Banana to eat along the way. Along the way to my local cafe where I will have Part II of my perfect breakfast. Part II ? A nice hot cup of American Coffee of course. Yes a good ol Cup of Joe and the greatest coffee of all, American Style .. Oh I know I’d get millions of complaints and disagreements on that one. Millions of French, Italians, and other Europeans would scoff, “Are You Kidding? American Coffee The Best?” Wel Yes! Yes for me and a couple hundred million Americans I’m sure .. The coffee at my local cafe is awesome. They buy their beans from New York’s # 1 Best Coffee Roast, people who have been in business fro more than 100 years, not upstarts like Starbucks. Yes, No Starbucks like me, I’m “No Robot,” not a “Follower” like most Americans. Starbucks? Way too commercial, and besides, I don’t really like the taste. Starbucks has a sort of “Pissy” tatse to their coffee. I’m not trying to be funny or a Wiseguy here, I’m serious, Starbucks has a sort of acidic pissy kind of flavor to their Pikes Peak Coffee Roast. I noticed it a few years ago when because of the Wifi situation back then, I was going to Starbucks a bit here and there. I’ve never been a fan, but I do find them convenient at times. Anyway, dam, how’d I get on this subjects, this is not supposed to be about Starbucks, who in a way I sort of dispise.
Banana by Andy Warhol
OK, back to my perfect breakfast. So I grab a Banana on my way out of the house. As I walk the 2 1/2 blocks to the cafe, I eat my banana. “No not that Banana you wiseguys!” I eat the Banana, the most perfect little package of fruti of all. Yes it comes in a beautiful lean yellow package that’s just perfect. And inside, Bananas have numerous vitamisn and nutrients and is a great source of fiber that we all need for good digestive affects. Babanas contain a good amount of antioxidants such as lutein, Vitamin B 6, soem vitamin C, and of course it’s one of the best sources of Potassium .. Yes a Banana is quite good for you. It’s fairly tasty, inexpensive and easy to eat. So ther you go part one of my perfect breakfast.
Part II, The PErfect Breakfast, my perfect breakfast. Part 2, yes, back to my coffee. The coffee roast by Porto Rico Coffee Roasters who have been in business in New York’s Greenwich Village since 1907 .. Owned and operated by the Longo Family for more than 100 years. They buy green coffee beans and roast them all themselves into perfect Italian Espresso, Pete’s Blend (1/3 French Roast 2/3 American Roast) and various different blends roast from coffee beans from around the World; Brazil, Columbia, Sumatra, Africa, and Cnetral America, Porto Rico is The Best. I often wonder why anyone would ever want to buy bags of the super commercial bags of Starbucks Coffee at $12.95 a pound when they cun buy the Superior Artisanal Small Batch Roast Coffee of Porto Rico for 30% less money? It just doesn’t make sense.
So my perfect breakfas? I eat my perfect Banana on the way to the cafe. I get to the cafe and order a large coffee (Porto Rico) from the wonderfullu sweet conter-ladies at the cafe. I get my coffee, get my table, sit down and relax. Oh how I love it so. This wonderful morning ritual. I ate my banana, now I sit down at my favorite cafe, all comfy and cozy. I pull out my laptop, surf the net, I write, I sip my coffee, I relax, I’m in Heaven. That’s my most perfect Breakfast, it’s a Banana, a Cup of Joe (good ol American Coffee), my Mac, and a perfectly wonderful neighborhood cafe. “Oh the simple pleasures of life!”
Frank Sinatra’s music is timeless and his fans cross several generational lines. Most probably know that while he was born and raised in Hoboken, his family was 100%, all the way Italian. What many probably don’t know, however, is that Frank once tried his hand in the food business, packaging and selling his Mom’s Marinara Sauce. Heidy from The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch brings us the story of how Frank used his celebrity to launch a jarred sauce, which was said to be his Mom’s signature recipe. It was launched at a private party at Morton’s and available in select California grocery stores in the 80’s.
Frank also shared this recipe, along with his favorite meatball recipe, in the WFBL Cook Book Of The Stars. We’re not sure if the “Mrs.” referred to in the clipping title refers to Frank’s Mom or wife, but either way, it looks like he was quite the connoisseur of some good Italian food! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to turn on some Sinatra, pour a glass of red and whip this up for dinner this weekend!
2 tbsp. light olive oil
3 whole cloves garlic (pierced w/fork)
2 cans oval “Italian type” tomatoes
Salt, pepper, oregano to taste
Basil, bay leaves, 1 tsp. finely chopped parsley (if desired)
Quoting Mr. S: (Fragmented sentences and all.)
“You begin with a skillet and you use a light kind of olive oil and put in about 2 tbsp. full and put in 3 whole cloves of garlic. I usually puncture the cloves with a fork so it will exude the flavor I want. When the garlic is tanned or light brown take it out of the oil and throw it away. Keep the oil.”
“For 4 people you can take 2 cans of the oval shaped tomato and you put each can in a blender and count about a “slow four” to grind it up and put it in a saucepan…do that with both cans. Add a pinch of salt and a little bit of black pepper and little bit of oregano…maybe ½ tsp. full. Add the oil. I used to watch my dad do it. He’d just take his fingers and he’d take so much and throw it in the pot. And you let it simmer.” …
“Now…VERY IMPORTANT because this is what you don’t find in restaurants because they can’t take the time to do it. You take a good sized tsbp. And whatever oil or foreign matter that comes to the top; just keep skimming it until you have a pure red sauce. Low flame and cook for about ½ hr. and just let it sit there until you are ready to turn on your water for your pasta.”
“You want to put a couple of bay leaves and fresh basil is wonderful…at the last minute.”
“So you’ve got in the sauce olive oil, garlic, pepper, salt, oregano, a couple of basil leaves and, if you wish, a teaspoon – tablespoon. Of finely chopped parsley and that’s the way to make a simple pasta sauce.”
Place breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, mix and let set for 5 minutes.
Add ground meats to bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and cheese and mix with you hands.
Add eggs and continue mixing with your hands.
Shape the meat into Meatballs to your preferred size.
There are two different methods to cooking meatballs in sauce. One is to first fry and brown the meatballs in oil, then add to Tomato Sauce to finish cooking. The second way is to just drop the raw meatballs into a Tomato Sauce that has already been cooking for at least 15 minutes. Just drop the raw meatballs into the sauce and let simmer at low heat until the meatballs are cooked through (about 30 minutes more).
You’re now ready to make Spaghetti & Meatballs or with Rigatoni or bake in the oven with the Pasta of your choice. Enjoy!
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