Saturday, April 28, 2007

Weekend Potpourri

My classic spaghetti and meatballs.

Using this recipe, roll the meat mix into little balls about 1" in diameter.










Fry them in olive oil until very brown and slightly crisp.












Tip: Substitute the breadcrumbs with these. Put them in a baggie and crush them into very fine crumbs with a rolling pin.











It makes all the difference in the world.

And WA-LA!

















I like to use a vodka tomato sauce. Yum!
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Baby Steps

Remember that ridiculous project that started here, and continued here, but after 3 months STILL wasn't finished here?

Well guess what? Only 5 months later and we're finally done!










Before & After

We went with the classic oak treads and white kick plates. They look much better in person. In fact now that they're completed, they look like the most fabulous stairs I've ever seen!
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Not Ready for Prime Time

And finally, for those of you who live in the area, don't forget to watch my band The Receders on St. Cloud State University's UTVS Channel 21 this Monday night. We'll be playing a full hour of original material as a preview to our new (and first) CD we will be recording later this summer.


Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

17 comments:

Gale said...

I don't suppose you could share the recipe for the vodka sauce that you mentioned.

onetallmomma said...

The steps are a thing of beauty.

Is there any way that a resident of Maine would be able to watch the Receders through the miracle of the modern computer?

And of course, I will need to know when and how I can get me a CD.

Harmonica Man said...

gale - I don't make the vodka sauce from scratch, I just buy whatever looks good at the time. There's a ton of sauces available.

ashley - I'm pretty sure I can get a DVD of the event once it's over. If it's not too embarrassing I'll send you a copy.

Mom Thumb said...

Spaghetti with meatballs in my house consists of Armour Italian style meatballs nuked in the microwave and a large can of Hunt's dumped on top (it's 78 cents at my grocery). The vodka goes on ice with a little Coke. The stairs are beautiful!

deborah said...

Jeff,

O!! You're killing the Italian tradition by frying IN olive oil. Whatsamaddayu?? Just drop the meataball in the hot sauce an hour before serving. Dat way, you're sure to get a nica moist meataball. Not so full of OIL. O! Jarred sauce??? C'mon, just look up the recipee, you'll never go back. Try Rachel Ray's; hers is pretty good!

Harmonica Man said...

linda - Vodka kind of goes with everything, doesn't it?

deborah - With my Scandahoovian heritage, be thankful I didn't post a recipe for spaghetti and Swedish meatballs!

Heather said...

Sweet steps. Congrats on the completion!

Mooselet said...

Too bad I've already decided on hamburgers for dinner, or I'd be havin' me some spag!

Ba Doozie said...

Those meatballs look edible. Can you drink the vodka sauce? Do you have any advice for adult onset acne?

yellojkt said...

The stairs look great. I buy turkey meatballs pre-pattied so I can't put bagel crisps in them, but the idea is genius.

Diesel said...

The stairs look sweet. You need to post some mp3s of your performances.

Kal said...

I'd be cleaning those stairs everyweek and cursing myself for the white kickplates...

But they do look nice!

Sandy said...

You know...

I bet you'd enjoy that spaghetti even more if you sat and ate it on the new steps.

rick said...

Dear ba doozie, I'm 50, and if I don't put aloe vera gel on my face every night, I wake up with a zit. I only wish I knew about the stuff when I was in high school. Get the 100% clear gel. Great for burns, and sunburn too.

Emma Sometimes said...

mmm, pasketti and meatbulbs.

I like to use Jimmy Dean Sage sausage for making my meatballs. There is something harmonic (pun fully intended) in the mix of the sausage and noodles and sauce. Newman's Own makes a KILLER marinara.

wayabetty said...

Wait the second, is this something new? I've been reading your blog for over 5 months, I think, and I didn't know you cook? Those meatballs look delish!

And nice steps as well! Your wife is one lucky lady for having such a well-rounded crafty kind of guy!

Carla said...

Do you ever do a web simil-cast so that we can all listen in? That would be fun...we got to listen to a friends band in Colorado that did that.