Bob Yellin





Celebrate Bob’s Birthday – Bob Style!

The Bob Yellin “Perfect Birthday Dinner”
December 30th of every year …

… he never got tired of his favorite things!

Early Dinner
Mustard & Rosemary Leg of Lamb

Shaved & Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Riced Cauliflower with peas and carrots (or other side dish).
Birthday Cake:  Carrot Cake


Leg of Lamb recipe

Mustard & Rosemary Leg of Lamb (modified from a Julia Child’s recipe)

5-6 lb Leg of lamb
2Tbs soy sauce
½ cup Dijon Mustard
2 Cloves garlic
½ tsp dried ginger powder
2Tbs Olive oil
1-2 tsp minced very fine, fresh rosemary
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 large onion
2 large carrots
1 cup beef stock

3 hours prior to roasting (or overnight):

Blend mustard, soy sauce, garlic rosemary in a bowl, slowly beat in olive oil until emulsified. Brush mustard emulsion on the leg of lamb. Allow to marinate 3+ hours. Preheat oven to 350°. Insert thermometer to middle flesh; roast to your liking:

temps/times listed are for a 5-6lb leg of lamb

Med Rare: 145°-150°
Medium: 151°-160°
Well: 160° or higher

Let lamb sit for a minimum of 10 minutes before you slice.
Prepare the juices at this time.

Spoon the fat from the roasting pan, the beef stock and mash the vegetables into a saucepan and blend well with immersion blender or whisk. Cook on medium high heat until reduced – 3-5 minutes.  If you want to channel Julia 😊, add 2-3 Tbs butter to reduction.  Slice the leg of lamb and layout on a platter.  Pour generous splash of reduction over meat slices and serve remaining on side.

Brussels Sprouts recipe

Shaved & Broiled Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts (½ – 1 lb)
1-2Tbs balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs Olive oil
1 clove garlic crushed and pressed
Salt & Pepper to taste

Remove outer tough leaves and cut off ¼ in stem.  Slice Brussels sprouts vertically into thin slices.
In a separate bowl, add and mix all other ingredients.  Add sliced Brussels sprouts, and gently toss with a spoon to cover all slices.  Lay out in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place under broiler.  Depending on distance to heat and thickness of slices, the cooking time will vary.  Watch for browning edges, then turn over/mix and keep broiling/watching -roughly 8-12 minutes total broil time.  You may bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes if you do not have time to watch the broiler.


Robert Yellin Obituary

Bob Yellin left his physical body on Monday, October 19th, 2020, in Austin, TX, where he resided with his wife, Genevieve Yellin. 

He was 67. The world is a greatly diminished place without Bob.

Bob was one-of-a-kind, brilliant, fun, hilarious, dedicated, loving, sweet, trusting, hardworking, and as handsome as they come. He is so terribly missed by all who knew him. 

Bob was born on December 30th, 1952, in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Stoneybrook University in 1974.  He began his career as Director of Database and Data Communication at Aetna Life and Casualty in 1975, then moved on to build the development team as VP of Development for Business Systems Technology (BST) Inc, a Boston area-based startup that specialized in change control and configuration management software. BST was acquired by Legent Corporation, a systems management vendor. There, Bob assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Development and Technology. In 2001, Bob joined IBM Tivoli Systems as Vice President of Technology. In this capacity, he was responsible for the technical architecture of IBM’s systems management product line.  He retired from the hi-tech corporate world in 2005 to “get his hands dirty” and started ZBot, LLC, a robotics design and OEM manufacturing company, for companies such as Tormach, Screen Innovations, Sony, Epson, and many others.  

Bob (Bear) was the much-loved husband of Genevieve; loving father of two daughters, Natalia and Zofia; loving step-Father of Desmond, Drew, and Natasha; loving son of Gloria, and brother of Linda Gordon. Bob was the beloved uncle of David, Jessica, Henry, Sebastian, Amelia, Timothy, and Nathaniel.   

Bob was an incredibly happy man, he loved his life, family, and friends and found humor in EVERYthing. We all miss Bob Yellin – there will never be another like him. 

A virtual tribute will be held on November 19th at 7p CT.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bob Yellin Legacy Fund (managed by G.Gotta and M.Allen), which will sponsor programs that increase educational opportunities for under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).



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