Per my Monday post in which I introduced you to Mister Meatball, the blog for those of you currently on the North Beach Diet (lots of pasta, polenta etc.), here's his recipe for Sunday Gravy, a staple in Italian-American households for generations. Mr. M likes his anchovies to provide the salt as well as preferring carrots (well sauteed) to add sweetness rather than sugar. Add the previously posted Meatball recipe plus an array of ribs and sausage and you're officially in the IA club. Capisce?

Here's another classic Alka-Seltzer commercial from the early 70's, pulled from the pile for obvious reasons. Apologies for the focus on food this week. I've been carb-free for three weeks and am beginning to climb the kitchen walls...

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