“Yesterday…that is what is seems to be – – just “YESTERDAY” when we three little children of Mr. and Mrs. Denny McClarren Sr., would spend a day together in the “Fair Grounds Park” and enjoyed taking a few PHOTOS – – of which… I am NOW so Grateful and Thankful – – that our FAMILY owned such a small little box – – that made the most wonderful ‘Memories’ – – that I treasure – – since these old PHOTOS – – bring to LIFE – – to reality – – proof… positive… that back in the 1940’s our FAMILY did have days of real enjoyment – – even though there was … that war – WWII going on – – and the TIMES were tough for all of AMERICA… then.”
“When you walk around in the PARK… there is always a “terrific” backdrop of the PARK – – making for every PHOTO – – that is taken to have a very good background – – just to show that a full day spent in the PARK… makes for a real day to remember… forever!”
These pictures were taken in Fairgrounds Park, in North Saint Louis, Missouri. A good guess would be the Summer of 1944! We often walked to the “Park” as this was close to home just to “Fish” and “Play” and also with our parents.
One of the stories you will read about my having to criss-cross through the “park to buy sugar on sale and of course in those days you had to have your “Ration” coupon to buy sugar! When in High School – I walked through this park, every day! No bus service!
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HOME MADE – from scratch – -and quick and soooo easy!
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These delicious Meatball Sliders are the perfect EASY appetizer to make for your next party! They’re made with Hawaiian rolls, meatballs, marinara, mozzarella and topped with a delicious butter and Parmesan seasoning.
With the Super Bowl coming up next Sunday, I thought I would share these Meatball Sliders, which happen to be one of our favorites to make for game day. I’m already planning what we’re going to make and these will definitely be on the menu. We all know I’m all about the food when it comes to sports.
These Meatball Sliders are really easy to make and everyone always raves about them. They are perfect for kids and adults.
How to make Meatball Sliders:
These sliders are made with Hawaiian rolls (you can use any roll, I just find these to be the softest), meatballs, marinara, mozzarella and topped with a delicious butter and Parmesan seasoning.
The assembly is pretty easy. Butter a 9×13 dish and then place the bottom half of the rolls into the pan. Place a meatball on top of each roll and then top with marinara. Sprinkle mozzarella on top. Then place top of the rolls on. Pour butter mixture over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 12 minutes. Uncover and bake and additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
- 12 Hawaiian rolls
- 12 meatballs, cooked
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups mariana sauce
- 1 to 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350° F. Stir together the butter, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and parmesan cheese in a small bowl. Set aside.
Butter a 9×13 dish and then place the bottom half of the rolls into the pan. Place a meatball on top of each roll and then top with marinara. Sprinkle mozzarella on top. Then place top of the rolls on. Pour butter mixture over the top.
Cover with foil and bake for 12 minutes. Uncover and bake and additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
These taste best fresh out of the oven. Look at all that melty cheese. The Parmesan topping on these rolls, is really what makes them though. YUM!
Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.
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“Let us always remember all of our FAMILY and FRIENDS – – – especially those that have suffered with cancer and have passed on to their great reward – – May the Almighty Yahweh remember them … when they knock on HIS door to enter into their final rest.”
I DO NOT normally do post and shares…
however the person that requested is an angel herself and I’m honored to call her my friend-
Hey, I’m gonna say bye-bye to some of you.. Now I’m watching the ones who will have the time to read this post until the end. This is a little test, just to see who reads and who shares without reading! If you have read everything, select “like” so i can put a thank u on ur profile! I know that most of you won’t do this, but my friends will be the few that do. Please, in honor of someone who died, or is fighting cancer, or even had cancer, copy and paste. Write “done” in comments when you’re finished. I can put a thank u on ur profile! I know that 97% of you won’t broadcast this, but my friends will be the 3% that do. Please, in honor of someone who died, or is fighting cancer, or even had cancer, copy and paste. Write “done” in comments when finished. Think about those we have lost and miss.
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This is the day that “EVE KAREN” was born – – and her identical twin sister, “Kathleen” only survived a week – – after birth… due to a crushed lung. Each “baby” weighed eight and a half pounds. That is just too much “baby” to be carrying for a small frame woman … only five foot tall.
This is “EVE KAREN” age seven (7) and with big bother, “DENNY, Jr.” on his GRADUATION DAY – – celebrating with the all day PICNIC at the German St. Vincent’s Home.
“Here we all are on a “Visiting Sunday Afternoon” – – that is DADDY holding baby “EVE KAREN” – and then … TOMMY, and DENNY, Jr., in the center and MARY ELLEN – – and we are standing in the “Apple Orchard” some of the best green apples…for making “APPLE BUTTER” which we had on the “HOME” made bread – – everyday.
“Do we look HAPPY – – to be all together – – or what?”
And this last PHOTO is of “EVE KAREN” and her husband “JIM SCOTT” on vacation in “Hawaii” – – and they are in a Jewelry Shop – – and with the wonderful smile on her face – – “KAREN” just received some very nice jewelry – – and when you receive diamonds – – – you really do smile “BIG” for the camera.
Just could not believe it – – when JIM called me – – to tell me KAREN died just two weeks before her “Fiftieth BIRTHDAY” – – today she would have been “71” – –
So… here is to seeing you – – again someday – – DENNY JR., is up there with you, KAREN – – and… save a spot for all of us to be together – – on “CLOUD NINE” – – as I have posted “PHOTOS” of DENNY… on his very ‘own’ “CLOUD NINE” – – that is a very “HIGHLY RATED” CLOUD – – to be on … when you like to float on by – – – and watch over all the rest of the FAMILY.
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Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
—Ann Landers, advice columnist and author
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
—Vincent Van Gogh, painter
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
—Elbert Hubbard, author and philosopher
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, author and civil rights activist
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
—Oscar Wilde, author
You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.
—Julia Roberts, actress
“It is never too late… to remember the “LOVE” of your LIFE!”
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