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"What I like about you / you hold me tight / tell me I'm the only one wanna come over tonight, yeah."
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Meatballs with Mushroom Sauce over Smashed Sweet Potatoes
- 1 lb. sweet potatoes (2 large), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
- 4 tsp olive oil, divided
- 1/2 tsp salt, divided
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
- 1 lb. extra-lean ground sirloin (90-95% lean)
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 cup sliced fresh wild mushrooms
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup sherry
To make the smashed potatoes, place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook 8 minutes, until fork tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add 2 tsp of the olive oil, 1/4 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper and smash together with a fork until mixture is lumpy.
Meanwhile, to make meatballs, combine remaining salt and pepper with next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Form mixture into 16 2-inch meatballs. Heat remaining 2 tsp of the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and sauté 5 minutes, until browned.
Add mushrooms and sauté 3 minutes, until tender and releasing juice. Add thyme and stir to coat. Add beef broth and simmer 3 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
Dissolve cornstarch in sherry and add to skillet. Simmer 1 minutes, until sauce thickens. Spoon smashed sweet potatoes onto individual plates and top with meatballs. Spoon mushroom sauce over top and serve. Enjoy!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
What: SEF Gently Used Book Sale
When: Saturday, February 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (There will be an Early Bird Sale Hour from 8 - 9 a.m. with a $5 fee for early admittance.)
Where: Seguin ISD’s Oak Park Mall (next to Handy Andy)
Why: All proceeds benefit the Foundation’s commitment to grants for innovative teaching in the Seguin ISD.
Other things to know: Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $.50 with no limits for the purchaser. At 1:30 p.m. the “Great Book Giveaway” will begin. This is a one-hour event open to teachers and non-profit organizations with a valid ID. All items will be free.
Displays of favorite authors will include: James Patterson, John Grisham, Sandra Brown and more. Other popular categories include: children’s books, cookbooks, how-to and hobby books and VHS tapes (over 40 categories ... this is one organized book sale!).
Here are some hard-working SEF directors sorting and categorizing the sea of neverending books: