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Old 12-12-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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ISO Side to go with Italian Meatloaf Volcano

We are having a couple of young men over for dinner on Wednesday night.The meal will consist of an Italian based meatloaf, shaped as mini volcanoes, one for each person. The crater will be filled with a spicy marinara sauce, with mushrooms and veggies, all sitting on beds of either whole wheat angel hair, or linguini (havent decided yet. Looking for an exceptional side veggie to go with this.

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Old 12-12-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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How about Italian style green beans? Or maybe Italian beans and greens (escarole and cannellini beans)!
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:59 PM   #3
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I like spicy broccoli with garlic chips. YMMV.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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Maybe mixed roasted vegetables. Zucchini, peppers, onions.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:10 PM   #5
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Chief Longwind's infamous "volcano mealoaf!"

Something broccoli to resemble the trees and foliage of a tropical island. Maybe simple toss in butter, garlic, parm and crunchy bread crumbs. Maybe a cold toss with other shredded salad greens in a palate-cleansing vinaigrette.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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A nice tossed salad with a simple olive oil vinagrette. Exceptional isn't necessary with what you have going. Mixed baby greens.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
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How Cool! I never thought of shaping my meatloaf into something!

I wonder if I could get a mold shaped like a football or a race car for my next party?

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Old 12-12-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
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Whatever the sides, you're missing a bet if you don't carve radishes into tiny natives fleeing the volcano's wrath.
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Whatever the sides, you're missing a bet if you don't carve radishes into tiny natives fleeing the volcano's wrath.
He does that at Halloween...
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #10
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Whatever the sides, you're missing a bet if you don't carve radishes into tiny natives fleeing the volcano's wrath.
And an extra virgin olive to appease Pele, the Volcano Goddess. And soccer player.
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