Tag Archives: Romano cheese

Grilled Meatball and Cheese Pizza

26 May

Meatball pizza

I guess I have become the real Italian Mama.

It doesn’t matter what I am cooking when my children come to visit.

I always have a big pot of meatballs sitting in a tomato gravy on the stove.

The meatballs become a snack, appetizer or a meal.

This week I had four lonely meatballs leftover.

I also had a pound of pizza dough.

Heat your grill to high

Take a 9 x 13 pan and grease lightly with Crisco

Flatten the pizza dough to fit the pan.

Drizzle with olive oil, salt and black pepper.

Take the dough off the pan and place it on the hot grill.

Don’t touch it till the bottom of the crust is firm and it starts to puff.

Flip it over and cook the other side.

Place it back in the pan.

Cut three slices of provolone cheese in half.

Place them on the grilled dough.

Slice the four meatballs into medium thin slices.

Heat them up and set aside.

Place them on the cheese.

Add the tomato gravy

Sprinkle with grated Romano cheese.

Add four ounces of grated mozzarella cheese on top

Place on the grill in the pan or in a 450 degree oven until the cheese melts.

This only takes about five minutes.

That’s it.

Great way to use up your leftovers.

 

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Grapefruit Salad

10 Feb

Grapefruit Salad

It seems that as soon as I went on high blood pressure medicine grapefruits came into vogue.

As you probably know I should stay away from grapefruit because it interacts with the medicine.

So, I make this recipe lovingly for my children and only have a small tasting to make sure everything is balanced.

One 5 ounce package of baby spinach

One 5 ounce package baby arugula

1/2 thin sliced red onion

One large bunch of steamed or roasted asparagus. Cut into one inch pieces.

3 pieces of sliced fennel

15 black olives

One cup of drained grapefruit slices

2 avocados cut into cubes

One cup of shaved  Romano cheese

Dressing

3 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup of the grapefruit juice

3 tablespoon  balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

One cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon corse ground black pepper

Mix all the greens then layer everything else.

Take the salt and garlic and puree till it is a paste

Add the vinegar, glaze and grapefruit juice and mix  well

Add the oil and  pepper.

Mix till a dressing is blended together

I always underdress the salad and then serve extra dressing on the side.

I served this with  baked coconut cod

 

 

The Naked Meatball

20 Nov

The naked meatball

This is a sandwich that was born when I was young and stealing meatballs from my Mom’s kitchen.

I had to get in and out of the kitchen fast but since then I  take some time and add some condiments.

Bake your meatballs.

Slice a fresh soft roll.

Spread some mayonnaise and add some hot sauce.

Put a slice of mozzarella cheese on top

Add a hot meatball and go outside to eat this.

Its perfect.

If the tomato sauce is finished cooking DEFINITELY use it as a dipping sauce.

They freeze great.