Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Leslie Jordan Spicy Fruit-Glazed Meatballs

Tonight's entree takes the meatball on to yet another level with a hot spicy pear nectar glaze. slave could think of no one better to be an example of this than our national LGBT treasure Leslie Jordan! Be sure to read a little write up of this talented genius.

With the holidays coming around the corner, this is no time to forget our resolutions to be healthy with our eating. Remember we can still have things that taste wonderfully, like these meatballs and remain true to our goals. We only need to remember responsibility and portion! We can learn a lot from our honored guest. Follow his leadership and pay attention to what is important and keep our sense of humor while we limit how much we shovel in.


Spicy Meatballs

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 slices white or whole-wheat bread, torn
  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Fruit Glaze

  • 1 cup pear juice
  • 1/4 reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 green onions, chopped

    For Spicy Meatballs,
    Pre heat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl whisk together egg and milk. Add bread. Let stand 10 minutes, just until bread is softened. Add beef, garlic, black pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix thoroughly with wooden spoon. Shape beef mixture in one-inch meatballs.

    Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 18-22 minutes, or just until the center of each meatball is cooked. Transfer meatballs to a covered dish to keep warm.
Start the Mac & cheese so they both will cook together in the oven.

Mac & cheese

1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
    6 tablespoons butter, divided
    2 tablespoons cake flour
    1 cup milk
    1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese spread
    2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
    2 teaspoons mustard
    1/2 teaspoon salt +  1/4 teaspoon pepper
    Preheat oven to 350°. Cook macaroni according to package directions.

Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
    Reduce heat; add cheeses, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.

Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce and stir to coat.
    Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts  1 cup: 453 calories30g fat, 92mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate, 15g protein .

    For Fruit Glaze, in a small bowl combine pear juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and red pepper flakes. In a skillet, cook and stir juice mixture until thickened and bubbly (at full boil). Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Return meatballs to skillet to heat through and coat with sauce.

    Transfer glazed meatballs a serving dish. Top with green onions. Drizzle sauce over.
Per serving of meatballs: 143 kcal cal., 8 g fat ,42 mg chol., 297 mg sodium, 10 g carb., 6 g sugar, 9 g pro. 
Serve these meatballs with some sugar snap peas.

This makes a well balanced meal. The sweet balances with spicy. The fruit balances with the cheese. The colors balance each other.

For our music:

So happy to serve this to my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 


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 Leslie Jordan


Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently 

recognizable faces in popular entertainment. 

Standing at 4' 11", this talent packed powerhouse 

is an LGBT National Treasure!   His 

dead-giveaway drawl quickly reveals his southern 

roots. Jordon deserves recognition for managing to 

escape his highly conservative, deeply religious 

background, born in 1955 in Chattanooga, 


He arrived in Hollywood back in 1982 (with 

$1500 sewn into his clothing by his Mother). 

 After a brief career as a jockey, Jordan has 

enjoyed the full show-business spectrum; reaching 

the pinnacle of television performing with award 

recognition, followed by an alarming and 

unexpected down slope, he became involved with 

drugs and alcohol and was arrested many times 

before reaching full recovery (since 1996). After 

that long and painful process Leslie Jordan has 

remained constant, relevant and – above all – 



His ability to take it all in stride has kept him 

moving onward, upward and forward!

Leslie won an Emmy Award in 2006 for his guest 

starring role in “Will & Grace”. He has enjoyed 

fantastic reviews for his original stage plays (“My 

Trip down the Pink Carpet”, “Stories I can’t tell 

Mama”, “Fruit Fly”), and supporting presence in 

one of Hollywood’s most prestigious, message-

minded films of the last decade “The Help”, 2012.

Leslie Jordan has conquered the international stage 

with sold out runs in Mexico, Canada and the U.K., 

and remains an in-demand mainstay as a Stage / TV 

/ Film performer, voice-over artist, fund raiser, 

spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and 

all around Southern Baptist celebutante.

This weekend Leslie Jordan is bringing his act 

here to Saint Louis.

This man deserves our recognition!

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