Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SuperBowl Sunday

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This is the table I set for SuperBowl Sunday. Dau. Jill said in all the valley we were the only table decorated with Valentines instead of footballs! Only one in our party of 19 cared about the game! We usually record it and fast forward to the commercials. We don't even care about the half time show! Maya came in and was taking the chocolate hearts off the plates and eating them! I wanted to share the recipe for the meatball sandwiches~ they were such a hit. I used the marinara I always use. Take two jar of Ragu or Hunt's or whatever sauce you like. Add 3 cans of crushed tomatoes.Season with basil and Italian seasoning to taste. Remember the flavors will intensify as this cooks. I took 2 orange peppers and 2 red onions and pureed them in the blender. I started this when the kids were young and wouldn't eat those things if they felt them in their mouths. (My sis, Sondra, taught me this.) I stirred them in and added a bunch of Costco meatballs. Can't tell you how many- just figured about 6 per sandwich and how many would eat 2... Put it in the oven at 250* most of the day and then increased to 350*. The sauce thickened and the meatballs mellowed in the sauce. It's not scientific and I used what I had- doesn't matter the onions or peppers... Wish I'd had mushrooms to time. We had lots of leftovers and sent some home with kids and to neighbors and can freeze the rest. I think if you're cooking and can freeze, save yourself another cook day and freeze!
I took buns and basted with a garlic butter and toasted them. We put the mballs on, then sprinkled with Parmesan and a slice of Provolone. Then topped with sauteed onions with balsamic and red and yellow peppers. Fabulous! Enjoy!


Mel said...

They were good. Nice of you to share with us.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

hmmm...sounds delish! Fun table setting too!

The picture of the ocean was from flickr...don't have the actual person. Go ahead, use it. I did.

prof en retraite said...

Love the Valentine table setting! The menu sounds wonderful! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the reference to Enzio Pinza... "South Pacific" is one of my favorite movies!!! ...Debbie

santamaker said...

THanks for the visit. Wow! I am impressed! You did sooo well on ww. I have joined too many times to admit..the first time I did great, but since then...let's just say that I can't stick to it.
You should go to Charleston soo, that's funny that you lived in James Island..small world, huh?