Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Game Day Recipes: Meatloaf with topping

Meat Loaf

Now most people grumble about having to eat it. Believe me, I once did. But I took a basic recipe I found and improved upon it. The topping is to die for! Give it a try! I will be posting a side dish of mashed potatoes to go with this for my next recipe.

Meat Loaf

1 lb of Ground Chuck
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1 small onion chopped
1 Tablespoon of garlic
1 Tablespoon of Italian seasoning
dash of salt and pepper

Topping:

1/2 cup of ketchup
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
Optional (1 teaspoon of Yellow Mustard)

Mix all of the Meat loaf ingredients together and form into a loaf. I use a small size glass pan to bake mine in. Mix the topping ingredients together and pour over the top of the meatloaf. I sometimes will taste the topping ahead of time. Some people prefer more sugar. Others more ketchup and cider vinegar. So make sure you take a taste to figure out what balances well for you. I will also sometimes double it to have more topping.

Bake the Meat Loaf at 350 or 375 to make sure it doesn't burn the topping. You can either cover it with aluminum foil with baking or not. It takes about an hour to bake. Take it out and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

World Peace's Elbow Incident

I think the man formally known as Ron Artest wasn't spreading any World Peace when he elbowed James Harden after making a slam dunk. This is one of many incidents he has been involved in. He may have a name change, but the same type of player is there. A dirty cheap shot player.

He may deny doing what he did on purpose, but if you were to watch the highlight or look at the picture up close, you can tell it was intentional. Hopefully he will get suspended. I don't think one game is enough. I don't even think 4 is enough. This kind of things cannot happen in the NBA. They have tolerated enough from this guy. He needs to be taught a lesson. If I was commissioner Stern I would suspend him for all of the playoffs. Let's see how he feels about that. Or maybe it won't make a difference. For a cheap shot like he did, a severe punishment should be shown and let the rest of the league know this is not tolerated.

Products we miss: Pinnacle Mint


This was always an amazing collection to me. Cards and coins together. Wow! It was like having 2 hobbies in one. The cards also had a die cut design in the middle where you could place the coin in the I did on the card below:

Each pack had roughly 4 cards and 2 coins depending on the sport whether it was football or baseball.

The product also had random chances for Solid gold coins, nickel brass, gold plated, solid silver and proof coins as well. If you haven't ever seen or tried these, you can find lists of them and still unopened boxes and packs on eBay and many other places. Try not to get too addicted!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jersey/Auto Mailday!!!

Received this beauty in the mail!! It was won from a contest we entered. Thought we would share this awesome card with our fans!! Its a Damian Williams Panini Plates and Patches 2010 Prime Autograph Patch rookie card.

Review: Sp Authentic Football 2011

Been wanting to bust a box of this and finally got one. Heres how we did:


Box: Kinda bland.But good player on the front.

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Wrapper: Read Box

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Base: Not too bad looking. It does lack the great Photography Upper Deck is known for, however Sp Authentic has always had this form of design. The base set is made up of 100 rookies, which in a box should land you a set and some doubles. But there are also SP's in it as well:

The Future Watch is the Sp set and is made up of veterans and rookies. The best we pulled was a Demarco Murray. We landed 6 of these in our box.

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Memorabilia: Check autographs. They are only with autographs. No plain memorabilia here.





Autographs: 2 no namers to us for the first 2 had us concerned.....then we pulled the rookie auto patch card of Christian Ponder and all was better. And its signed on card. Upper Deck also used some pretty sick patches in these. We got just a one color, but if you ebay this product you will see what we mean.

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Overall: You get 3 autos per box. We did ok there. If not for Ponder, box might have not been worth it. There are no inserts. But its nice clean base set we did get. But this product has, and always will be about the Rookie Auto patches. Year in and year out and even without a NFL license, this is the hottest product with the most sought after rookie cards.