Vegas, still cool,

EASY RECIPES

So I’m tired of just posting easy recipes. I have something like 240 easy recipes in the archives that you can search and dine off for the next two years!  I’m thinking … lets have some fun.

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So, do this; think of your wants on a Las Vegas vacation and put yourself in one of three groups: never been to Las Vegas, been there, and bored by Vegas.

I have been going to Vegas for at least 25 years. Back in the day I  stayed at and loved the Sands. The low level rooms surrounded by a grass bordered pool. It was more motel than resort.

She who must be obeyed and I were there when the pirates across the street fired their first cannons and the fountains down the strip danced to a great tune.

So, here’s the deal if you want a Vegas tip. If you have the money you must get a fountain view room at Bellagio! Tune the fountain music onto the TV and enjoy watching the fountains from high above the grounds.

Don’t have enough juice for Bellagio? In descending order take down Venetian, Paris, Mirage, and Monte Carlo.

And if you have been to the Strip a few times consider leaving the strip!

Here’s a secret: there are local casinos and those in the know frequent those casinos.  Consider staying and playing at the Red Rock Casino, or Green Valley Casino. What’s cool off strip? Smiles you get from the team workers, better odds, nice neighborhoods to stroll through, and less of the self-employed – unemployed street workers.

Where would I stay off strip? I not only would but did stay at Red Rock last weekend! It is about 12 miles from the sadness that is the sidewalk along the strip. It has red rock views, a great pool. good restaurants, and people that seem to care about you.

So, if it is your first time hit the strip! But if you are tired of the whole strip thing consider Red Rock or Green Valley.

Don’t forget my three volume action novel series featuring Jack Fields and Amber Reyes, along with my thriller Dinner With Lucifer are available from all e-book suppliers virtually everywhere!

Good Eating and Table Talk,

Roger

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So tonight I had a steak wok in mind until our son said he was out to an athletic game. So I decided to create an awesome adult pasta. I did and it is great. So simple but so good.

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Easy Beef Short Rib Rigatoni

EASY RECIPE

Boneless beef short ribs are good, bacon is good, rigatoni is good … so combining them should make a great meal. Right?

Ingredients:

3 strips of thick cut bacon.

1 and 1/4 lb. boneless beef short ribs.

1 cup diced onion.

1 cup water.

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper.

1/3 cup BBQ sauce.

1/2 cup red wine.

1 cup water.

1/4 cup minced carrot.

14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes.

2 cloves garlic – minced.

1 tsp dried basil.

salt and pepper.

1/2 tsp olive oil.

Preparation:

In large frypan fry bacon, and then set bacon aside. In bacon grease sauté all vegetables until soft.

To a large pot add can of tomatoes, wine, BBQ sauce, and water; heat on medium, add sautéd vegetables. Reduce heat to simmer.

Prepare short ribs for some surgery.

Slice the short ribs into large bite size pieces and then season with salt and pepper.

In same frypan add olive oil, bring to medium high heat and add short ribs. Fry ribs, turning often, until nicely browned on all sides.

Add ribs to sauce, bring to boil and then reduce to simmer and cover. Simmer for at least 30 minutes so the flavors infuse the ribs.

Prepare rigatoni as directed on packaging.

Grate some cheese, and plate the awesome meal you made by yourself!

AND STUFF

Don’t forget my three volume action novel series featuring Jack Fields and Amber Reyes, along with my thriller Dinner With Lucifer are available from all e-book suppliers virtually everywhere!

Good Eating and Table Talk,

Roger

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Year

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So here’s the thing… after Christmas me and She Who Must Be Obeyed headed out to the desert to chill. We chilled. I am now back in the bunker but I’m too relaxed to create a new easy recipe for New Years Eve! I guess what I am trying to say is … have a great holiday …. see ya in 2017!!

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