Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Notes.

Donna & I were up at 05:30am and had our morning coffee, it was a wet cool, rainy day. About 09:00AM Donna headed over to the Restaurant as she had been requested for a private party, she thought she would be home by 03:00PM.
It was a quiet day as rainy days are, Nicole played with her dolls and watched the morning kid’s shows on TV.
About 11:00AM Chef Sam got all the ingredients out for making Grandma Genett meatballs and started that. The worst part is mixing up all the stuff and the eggs in a big bowl, your hands get cold to the bone, never knew ground beef and eggs out of the refrigerator could be so cold, after it’s all mixed up I have to run warm water over my hands like when the cold gets through my gloves when I’m plowing.
The sauce was made up and after the meat cooled it was added to simmer for a couple hours this afternoon. The smell of the kitchen is heavenly.
Pot of meatballs & Sauce, notice the dark reddish maroon color, just like Grandma’s.
Donna got home a little after 03:00PM and said she did well with the party and they had left her a generous tip. She appreciates that especially when she comes in on a day off to do it.
She will relax and about 05:00PM I will have a nice hot supper on the table for us, I know Nicole and I will be anxiously awaiting supper time after smelling that sauce simmering all afternoon. Just had to have a small taste when I was stirring it before.
Adam will be missing out as his Mom picked him up last night to go to a family function in her family.
Well that’s about it for now, supposed to be sunny the next few days and on Tuesday get into the middle 80’s, That means I will have to take advantage of it and make another tour of the grass with John Deere. Last year I had to make a final cut around the end of September before I left for PA.
Hope everyone had a great weekend, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna……


  1. I think I could smell that up here in KC. yum yum

  2. I hope you didn't double dip with the mixing spoon! :)

  3. OOOOOHHHHHH I can STILL taste your wonderful meatballs when you made them for us!

    (for you other blog readers--- Sam took over my kitchen one day and made us up this speciality.. what a TREAT!)

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  4. Back here in NJ (even if not all the way "home" yet) it is warm during the day but sure gets cool at night.

    Would have loved your meatballs last night. Went out to dinner and had the worse lasagna, EVER!

    Tell Donna I envy her big tips. (be careful how you say that).

  5. now we do need 'smellablog'!!..dinner looked delicious!!!

  6. Oh my ~ now I want to make meatballs & sauce! YUMMO! It looked so delish and I am sure Donna was really happy with it!
    Have fun

  7. Your picture of meatballs and sauce has just made me decide that's what I need to make for dinner tonight! It won't be as good as yours, I'm sure, but it'll do!!