Thursday, August 22, 2013

Market Street Meat Loaf-Silver Palate The New Basics

Venice beaches 72 Market Street original recipe:

From the Silver Palate..72 Market Street Meatloaf..Venice, CA -This recipe makes two medium-sized loaves. I like to eat one and freeze the other. The leftovers are fabulous.


3 Tb unsalted butter
3/4 cup finely-chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped scallions, white bulb and three inches green (the bottom part)
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
2-3 tsp minced garlic
salt (to taste, at least 1 tsp)
1 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp freshly-grated nutmeg
3 eggs, well-beaten
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cream or half-and-half
1 lb ground chuck, 1 lb ground veal, and 1 lb ground pork
1 cup fine fresh bread crumbs, toasted


Melt the butter in a large sautée pan over medium heat, and cook the veggies and aromatics (everything up to and including the garlic) until most of the moisture is evaporated, around 10 minutes. The point here is to cook the veggies and get rid of their extra moisture.

Remove from the heat, place in a medium-size bowl, and stash in the freezer to cool down rapidly, at least 10 minutes. You can do this while you’re working on the rest of the dish. Maybe now is the time to make a gin and tonic?

In a large bowl (big enough to hold the meat and knead it), beat the eggs with the spices, cream, and ketchup until well-combined.

Place the meat on top, along with the bread crumbs and cooled veggies. With your hands knead everything together, about five minutes. If at the end of the kneading the mixture seems a little loose, add some more bread crumbs. If desired, top with more ketchup, or ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.

Divide and place into two 8-inch loaf pans. Set in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375F. Place each of the loaf pans in a larger baking dish, and fill the larger baking dish with an inch or so of water. Place both on the middle rack of your oven.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, swapping and rotating the loaf pans about half way through baking to ensure even cooking. Rest for 15 minutes or so before slicing and serving.
Serves a bunch (10 good-sized slices per loaf, or 20 slices total)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Let's Try This Again...A Few Of My Favorites

I guess it was something I said, because the pictures are clean and I'm able to post today! Last night Blogger block me twice.. I completely redid this very same post twice and the block showed up both times. I fooled around with this for two hours lastnight to no avail, and today it's fine, same exact post. It must have been a block coming from Blogspot. Clearly, they had me confused with someone interesting!

Two quotes from two of my favorite bad to the bone HBO ladies:

"I made it to the rage phase"-Sloane Sabbith, Newsroom

"Serouisly! I'm gnawing on my own arm and your gonna drop fang on me!"- Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood

Love, love, love her hair. Love the bottoms too...

I love this painting. The color. The motion. The everything...

This move, the front plank...

baby blue 56' Ford. I want..

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
William Shakespeare 

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Few Favorites

Two quotes from last nights Newsroom and True Blood episodes from two of my favorite bad to the bone ladies:

" I made it to the rage phase"-Sloan Sabbith, Newsroom

"Seriously! I'm gnawing on my own are and your gonna drop fang on me!"-Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood

Baby blue 56' Ford. I want. I'll have to create a garden-ish business to go with it!

Love, love, love her hair! And her bottoms too...

this painting. The colors. The motion. The everything...
The front plank...

 "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
William Shakespeare 

Happy Tuesday

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In full Swing Of Things

My daring daughter!  The reason for my full heart and my grey hairs :) Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Throw Back Thursday Rock and Roll Style

Time, it has a way of flying by.  I remember being young and the "older" people use to say how fast time went by when you got older.  Being the young whipper snapper I was, I thought they were exaggerating. Turns out the joke was on me. time, it flies by. Here are a few mile stones that seem like they happened just yesterday:

32 years ago today we got MTV!!!
"On Saturday, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m., MTV launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll," spoken by John Lack, and played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia, which took place earlier that year, and of the launch of Apollo 11. Those words were immediately followed by the original MTV theme song, a crunching classical tune composed by Jonathan Elias and John Petersen, playing over photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the flag featuring MTV's logo changing various colors, textures, and designs. MTV producers Alan Goodman and Fred Seibert used this public domain footage as a conceit. Seibert said they had originally planned to use Neil Armstrong's "One small step" quote, but lawyers said Armstrong owns his name and likeness, and Armstrong had refused, so the quote was replaced with a beeping sound.

The first music video shown on MTV was The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star", and the second music video shown was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

MTV turns 32 years old today. MTV stands for "Music Television". Remember when they used to play music?"

American Garrfitti turns 40

And 42 years ago today the first major benefit concert was played in New York City's Madison Sqaure. Produced by George Harrison and featured Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and BadFinger.

And last but not least, if Jerry Garcia was still with us he would have been 71 years old today. Happy birthday Jerry, you live on and are always with us through your music!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

It's A Wrap Everybody!

This weekend came and went pretty much like all the others, super fast.    It was nice and relaxing and we celebrated our beautiful birthday girls, Juliana's 16th and Emilee's 18th!  Jim and I will get cozy now and close the night with watching our favorite HBO show The Newsroom.

The girls were celebrated!

Cup cakes were ate!

 But I can't believe it's Sunday night already and time to wrap it up:

I also can't believe how fast Summer is moving along....

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Monday, July 22, 2013

"Monday Morning You Sure Look Fine"

Stairway to heaven!

It rained during the night so I get to spend sometime this morning perusing the net and drinking dark coffee before heading out for a late morning run. 

Have a joyous Monday!