Mother's Day Cook-off

Saturday Night Fever Brooklyn Style Spaghetti

By JD Cortez

My lovely mother grew up in Brookyln New York, not the best part she actually grew up on the other side of the tracks meaning she wasn’t having super expensive food due to her growing up in the low class. Her favorite meal growing up was spaghetti. It wasn’t all that expensive to make and most of her friends also had it with their families. After moving from Brooklyn to Manhattan to California and now being financially capable of having high class meals, her favorite plate is always spaghetti. She credited John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever for making it cool. This is the recipe for a traditional Brooklyn Style Spaghetti.

Recipe for Brooklyn Style Spaghetti

Prepare a 1 lb box of spaghetti

For the Sauce

1 Tbsp of Olive oil, extra virgin

1 tsp of minced garlic

1 can of crushed tomatoes 28oz

1 can of tomato sauce 8oz

1 can of tomato paste 6oz

6 oz of water

1 ½ tsp of dried basil

1 tsp of salt

For the Meatballs

1 lb of ground beef

½ c of parmesan cheese

2 eggs

½ c of breadcrumbs (Italian style)

1 ½ tsp of basil, dried

¼ tsp of oregano, dried

1 tsp of salt

½ tsp of minced garlic

2 Tbsp of olive oil, extra virgin (for frying meatballs)

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UEFA Champions League Results

In case you missed the UEFA Champions League here are some quick results.

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UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is an annual Futbol (Soccer) competition that is played in the beautiful continent of Europe. The importance and the quality of competition played in the Champions League is of the highest class. 32 teams are drawn into eight groups with the best two teams of each group going on into the round of 16. The winners from the round of 16 will go on to the quarter finals then the semifinals and finally the final game.

The Champions League started in 1955 and since has become the biggest and most viewed yearly sporting event in the world. When compared the 2021 Super Bowl had a viewership of 110 million worldwide while the 2021 UEFA Champions League had 700 million views.

Bayern Munich (Germany), Real Madrid (Spain), Liverpool (England), Millian (Italy), and Barcelona (Spain) are amongst the most successful teams in Champions League history. Since 1955-56, there have been 28 cities across 17 different European countries which have hosted a Champions League final. Portugal’s/ Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has the record on most goals scored in the Champions League with 140 while Argentina’s/Paris Saint Germain’s Lionel Messi has 125 goals putting him in 2nd place. These two mega stars are the only players who have reached more than 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League.

The Champions League is something I really recommend watching. There are very little things people all over the world enjoy but this is one of them. Here is a list of all the winners. It will help you catch up on the history.

List of Winners

2020-21ChelseaManchester City1–0
2019-20Bayern MunichParis Saint-Germain1-0
2018-19LiverpoolTottenham Hotspur2-0
2017-18Real MadridLiverpool3-1
2016-17Real MadridJuventus4-1
2015-16Real MadridAtlético Madrid1-1 (5–3)
2013-14Real MadridAtlético Madrid4-1
2012-13Bayern MunichBorussia Dortmund2-1
2011-12ChelseaBayern Munich1-1 (4–3)
2010-11BarcelonaManchester United3-1
2009-10InternazionaleBayern Munich2-0
2008-09BarcelonaManchester United2-0
2007-08Manchester UnitedChelsea1-1 (6–5)
2001-02Real MadridBayer Leverkusen2-1
2000-01Bayern MunichValencia1-1
1999-2000Real MadridValencia3-0
1998-99Manchester UnitedBayern Munich2-1
1997-98Real MadridJuventus1-0
1996-97Borussia DortmundJuventus3-1
1990-91Red Star BelgradeMarseille0-0*
1988-89MilanSteaua Bucureşti4-0
1986-87PortoBayern Munich2-1
1985-86Steaua BucureştiBarcelona0-0
1981-82Aston VillaBayern Munich1-0
1980-81LiverpoolReal Madrid1-0
1979-80Nottingham ForestHamburg1-0
1978-79Nottingham ForestMalmö FF1-0
1977-78LiverpoolClub Brugge1-0
1976-77LiverpoolBorussia Mönchengladbach3-1
1975-76Bayern MunichSaint-Etienne1-0
1974-75Bayern MunichLeeds United2-0
1973-74Bayern MunichAtlético Madrid1-1
1973-74 ReplayBayern MunichAtlético Madrid4-0
1967-68Manchester UnitedBenfica4-1
1965-66Real MadridPartizan2-1
1963-64InternazionaleReal Madrid3-1
1961-62BenficaReal Madrid5-3
1959-60Real MadridEintracht Frankfurt7-3
1958-59Real MadridStade de Reims2-0
1957-58Real MadridMilan3-2
1956-57Real MadridFiorentina2-0
1955-56Real MadridStade de Reims4-3