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I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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meatballs w/ an oxtail kicker!

… that’s right!! started w/searing a beauty piece of oxtail before doin’ ma regular meatball thang (this is shit i make up as i go folks, i swear)… was looking to give that extra depth of flavour. is perfect when ya think ’bout it… my meatballs are veal & pork, the beef completes the meat trifecta – genius! btw, deglazed w/white wine too for more oomph! and, we chefs love oomph! purposely wasn’t shy using a shite-load of homemade sauce filled to the le creuset brim today either! why? how do you spell leftovers? l-e-f-t-o-v… never mind, lol! sides of creminis and hot (i mean, HOT) ontario peppers are the perfect compliment. at this point no skimping… olives too y’all! decided on my famous meatball sang today, provolone, romano def don’t hurt my fave/best (ok, ONE of, lol) italian meals ever! finished w/an obligatory splash of masi of course, and … roberto’s yer zio!!

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meatballs, mushrooms, and marinara!

… m&m, & m! long story short; know damn well whole roasted mushrooms don’t belong – my 1st intent was meatball sandwiches. out the window that went. made my famous balls, instead served it simply. if served w/ $50 Barolo constitutes simply. next day, became my traditional spaghettini&meatballs (love this) meal. 3rd day turned into ‘the tossin’ the lot, the whole kit and kaboodle – then baking (my fave, btw – sorry, no pics) it. plus, still have 2 more days eats left! sweet, my 5 day eye-talian meal!

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Dan’s Italian Meatball Sandwich!!

… my version of goin’ california … brought on/inspired by yesterday’s neglect, complete lack of appreciation! fuck it! i’ll make my own – even BETTER … and so i did!

… here it is! my homemade tomato sauce w/ my special (3 meat) recipe meatballs slowly simmering in a stockpot, alongside the finished product. dan’s italian meatball sandwich!!

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… that BUN is key … ok ok, part of the perfect sandwich puzzle … two cheeses, sautéed (secretively seasoned) mushrooms. and more secret stuff too, and i ain’t splillin’ any either, lol. check it out, the BEST meatball sandwich anywhere y’all. YUM-MF-O!! 

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