Posts Tagged ‘meatballs’

Things the husband will not touch: meatloaf

Things the husband cannot get enough of: meatballs

Naturally I had to point out meatballs are really nothing more than mini meatloaf. His response was a suspicious look followed by, “No.” (That was then followed by a winded explanation about what forms he likes his meat in. If you think that sentence sounds bad, you should have heard the whole conversation.)

I think it’s abundantly clear at this point that I’m dealing with a 31 year old toddler. But right now I kind of don’t care because I figured out a loophole to get meatloaf back in my life.

 

Nailed It/Failed It: Chicken, Spinach, and Feta Meatballs

Verdict

Nailed it. I’ve made this twice, and the husband has willingly eaten the leftovers both times (he’s not the only one). The first time, I served them in pitas with sweet potato fries on the side and ate the leftovers as a salad. The second time, I served them sans pita with smashed red potatoes and roasted broccoli on the side (yep – meatloaf style).

Alterations

I sauteed the spinach in olive oil until it wilted.

 

 

 

Original recipe from Healthy. Delicious.

I’m a creature of habit. So it should come as no surprise that I have the same thing for breakfast every day – what I call a pretend omelet (basically an open faced omelet b/c I don’t have the patience to master the omelet flip). This typically keeps me full until lunch, but every once in awhile, I find myself starving by 11 and ready to eat anything that doesn’t move by the time I leave for lunch at noon. This was one of those days.

Crock_Pot_Italian_Turkey_Meatballs(pinned here)

Crock_Pot_Italian_Turkey_Meatballs

(missing a bite b/c I was staaaarrrrrving)

Verdict

These. Are. Amazing. I actually have the husband to thank for these. The man loves him some chick food, but every once in awhile he’ll throw me a curve ball and request something manly – like meatball subs.

Alterations

I used Parmesan instead of Reggiano Parmigiano and skipped the parsley. And instead of serving these with pasta, I made them into subs. (Obviously.) It’s super easy – spread some sauce on the bottom of your roll, place your meatballs on the sauced side, cover the meatballs with some more sauce, place a slice of Provolone on the top of your roll and broil for a few minutes (just watch it closely – it can go from not quite ready to charred in a hurry).

Original recipe from Skinnytaste.