To do tonight: Watch 'What Not to Wear'; last day of Mardi Gras

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Dinner idea: Greek Meatballs

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup soft white bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or mint

Mix all except butter and oil. Form into 1-inch balls. Heat oil and butter and brown on all sides. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or red wine to the drippings. Stir and simmer 3 minutes. Pour over meatballs and serve as an appetizer or main course. Serves 6 or more.

On TV: ‘What Not to Wear’ on TLC at 9 p.m. EST; 8 p.m. CST

On a new episode of “What Not to Wear,” Stacy and Clinton give a makeover to a female boxer who is on a mission to look more feminine.

Trending topic: Last day of Mardi Gras

In New Orleans, today is the last day of Mardi Gras, which means "Fat Tuesday" in French. The ritual is to eat rich, fatty foods before Lent, which starts tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. Costumes, face paint, music and dancing are popular ways of celebrating this feast.

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