Sunday, April 20, 2008

Monday memories in the mist..... Meatloaf Bracciole...

Well Sir...yesterday I was over at The Chieftains place and he had posted this real off key song that was sung by Haley Mills..."Lets get together". Although I enjoyed watching Ms. Haley Mills back in the day...she couldn't sing fer shit....

So....counteract the damage done to me ears by the chief's be sumthin a little more appropriate fer this time of year....

TRIVIA: Name the movie, the two co-stars, and what orchestra played this song? .This is a real easy one....
________________________________ Whats the name of this movie, 2) who sang the song, and 3) What great national sport was born out of runnin moonshine?


...and...just some plain old nostalgia fer y'all....

OK...Who sang the next 2 songs? This might be a tough one.....

OK...WHO sang the next two songs?..Carefull....answer is in the second song...


I was talkin with two of my new neighbors here recently, Dave and Susan, and we got to discussin how we were really sick and tired of plain everyday meatloaf, and they immediately offered up a suggestion and a recipe' to me, which I made today...and Loved it! Here ya go mates...

Meatloaf Bracciole


1-4oz can sliced mushrooms [drain but reserve liquid]
1lb of ground beef (or ground Venison if'n ya got some)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 strips bacon
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoons crumbs
1 small onion diced
1 cup mozzarella
1-16oz jar of your favorite tomato sauce

Add water to mushroom liquid to make 1/2 cup and combine with meat.

Combine meat with 1/2 cup bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder and salt and mix well. Cover and refrigerate till well chilled.

Fry bacon, drain and save fat. Pat meat onto a 12” X 8” rectangle of wax paper wax paper.

Drizzle on bacon fat and then sprinkle with parsley, oregano, basil, thyme, and 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs, leaving a 1/2 inch border.

Crumble bacon and scatter on meat, do same with onions, mushrooms and cheese.

Roll up (from the short side) and seal ends. comes what I call covering my ass from the "Dumb Ass" factor...DO NOT roll up the wax paper as well. Y'all would be suprised the number of folks who would.

Place seam down in a 13"x9" baking dish. Pour tomato sauce over top. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.

Cut in thick slices and enjoy!!