Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

In 2011 a movie titled Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was released starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and a child actor named Thomas Horn. The story is about a boy who lost his father in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and his search for a lock that fits the key his father had left him.

While I rarely see a movie in the theaters, the Ranting Wife and I decided to go to this one. The movie was decent. It was intended to be a little more of a tear-jerker than I think it turned out to be but the acting was pretty good and the story line was a bit different.

While sitting in the theater waiting for the movie to begin, my wife turned to me and told me that the movie describes every night for her. Observing the puzzled look on my face she elaborated, “your snoring is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close!”

Photo Nov 21, 8 08 19 PM

As so often when I make something that I am taking to a party, I neglect to take proper photos at the end. This is a great sauce for cocktail meatballs and I have been told many times that it is the best dish at the party. The grape jelly seems very strange but it works so very well. I will often quickly cook the sauce then add it to meatballs in a slow cooker and cook on low for a few hours prior to a party. It works great.


source Cooks.com


  • 1 (12 oz.) bottle Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 (10 oz.) grape jelly
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce


Mix ingredients in saucepan. Bring to boil. Add meatballs. Continue cooking for 30 minutes at a simmer degree.

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Categories: appetizer, Beef, Condiment, kosher, Picnic, Recipes, Sidedish2, Slow Cooker, snack

Author:The Ranting Chef

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4 Comments on “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

  1. July 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    I use a similar recipe, also made in a crock pot. Instead of lemon juice, soy, and brown sugar though I put it 2-3 T of dijion mustard!


  2. July 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    I bet that sauce would be good on a burger, or as a dipping sauce for chicken strips. Maybe use it to give a kick to some fish tacos or grilled salmon.


  3. July 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Wow, deja vu. We served almost that exact dish at my first wedding 30 year ago. The only difference I don’t think we used soy sauce, but I could be wrong. It was a long time ago.


  4. deliciouscityliving
    October 27, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    I will definitely be trying these!


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