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Sunday is Father s Day, so go ahead and celebrate
your fathers with a delightful homemade Sunday
As the old adage goes, the way to a man s heart
is through his stomach!
Happy Fathers Day!
WENDY'S POT ROAST
31/2 to 4 lb beef roast, prime rump
12 cloves garlic, peeled
3 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup fresh thyme
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
2 cups thinly sliced onion
4 cups beef or chicken stock
Mince six cloves of garlic and
combine with two tbsps of oil,
thyme, mustard and black pepper
and vinegar and wine, rub onto roast
and marinate overnight in the
Heat oil in a heavy frying pan and
sauté onions with garlic until
translucent, add carrots and sauté
for a few minutes more, remove
from pan and set aside.
Add roast to pan and brown
evenly on all sides, place onion
mixture into a casserole dish big
enough to hold the roast, then place
the browned roast onto the onions.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Add about 1/2 cup stock to roast
and cover roast with the lid and
bake. Baste every 20 minutes until
Add only about 1/2 cup of stock at
a time during the roasting process,
keeping the roast tightly covered at
all times to prevent sticking.
Your roast should be done in about
two hours. Check after one-and-a-
half hours. It is done when a pronged
fork will go through it fairly easily.
If you check it should be fairly
chewy but reasonably tender.
If you have a meat thermometer a
reading of 110F to 125F is a medium
rare roast, very pink in the middle.
This is a good reading for beef.
A reading of 125F to 140F is an
overdone or well-done roast.
Your liquid that has remained
should be a delicious aromatic and
Remove the roast from the pan,
strain the liquid and place in a
saucepan, you can thicken it with a
little cornstarch if you like or simply
remove the fat and boil to intensify
Season with salt and black pepper
if needed. Slice your roast against
SWEET POTATO CROQUETTES
2 lbs sweet potatoes
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped herbs
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Vegetable oil to fry
1 cup each bread crumbs and flour to dredge
Boil, peel and mash sweet potatoes.
Warm milk with butter and add to potatoes.
Mix well, add herbs and nutmeg, season to taste
Beat egg and set aside.
Place the flour in one plate, and the
breadcrumbs in another.
Form the potato into two-inch balls, dredge in
flour, shake off excess, then dip in egg and roll in
crumbs, flatten and pan fry until golden.
Makes 6 to 8 cakes.
PINEAPPLE CARROT CAKE
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple drained,
3 cups carrots, peeled and grated
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
11/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease. Line and flour a 9-inch by 13-inch cake
pan, or 2 nine-inch cake pans.
Beat eggs with sugar until light and tripled in
volume, add vanilla, with beater on medium
speed slowly pour in vegetable oil, beat for one
Sift together dry ingredients, reduce mixer
speed to low, and add the flour mixture, beating
just until incorporated.
Using a spatula, fold in carrots, pineapple, and
Pour batter into prepared tin/tins.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes for large cake, or 35
minutes for smaller cakes.
Remove from oven cool and frost.
Makes one 9x13 inch cake or two 9-inch round
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 lb cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup butter
21/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp grated orange zest
2 tbsp milk
Cream butter with icing sugar until creamy, add cream cheese and stir to a
creamy consistency, add a few drops of milk at a time if needed to bring
batter to a spreadable consistency.
Stir in orange zest.
Will frost and fill two 9-inch round cakes or one 9x13 inch cake.
Chubby Checker wants the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame to know it's
time to induct him.
"I don't want to get in there when
I'm 85-years-old. I'll tell them to drop
dead, so you better do it quick while
I'm still smiling," Checker said on
Checker's recording of The Twist,
followed by Let's Twist Again, are
considered among the most popular
songs in the history of Rock and Roll.
"Let's Twist Again was the first
rock "n" roll song that received a
Grammy (in 1962)," Checker pointed
The 72-year old recording artiste
equates a place in the Cleveland,
Ohio-based hall to the ability to
sustain his career.
"If you put me in when I'm too old
to make a living, then it's no good for
me to be in there."
He added: "The Rolling Stones,
they're in there. The Beastie Boys are
in there, they're young. Hall and
Oates were just in there and they're
still making money." (AP)
Checker to rock Hall of Fame: Induct me or 'drop dead'
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