BIG thanks to Blissful & Domestic for her WONDERFUL menu plans, recipes, shopping list & even list of staples to keep in the pantry! Granted, I had to change recipes & amounts based on a larger family, who are a bit pickier on some things, & I'm not brave enough to shop for a whole month yet! But all in all, love her for it!
So, project #1...meatballs! Covers 3 of our meals over next two weeks, so we made 5lb!
First of all, there are some veggies that my kids (& their dad) just won't touch. But I love them, & we have an abundance thanks to family & friends with gardens. So squash & zucchini in a food processor are wondrous things! So are oats & flax seed in a coffee grinder, corn flakes that Melodie had a blast helping me crush!
|March, march, march!|
5lbs ground beef
Crushed Corn Flakes
Ground flax seed
Italian Spaghetti Seasoning
Forgive me, but I don't have amounts. I am one of those cooks that drives recipe oriented folks nuts.
So, the fun part, or monotonous part, depending on your point of view. Mix it all in a large bowl (hands work best, gross, but yeah) then start rolling! (Casey helped with this part)
|Rollin, rollin, rollin...|
|Yummy, my house smells GREAT!!!|
To reheat, I dumped 'em in a glass bowl, popped 'em in the microwave for 5 minutes on 20% power & voila! Kids' & hubby scarfed 'em down in spaghetti! Have a night of "Swedish" meatballs & Italian meatball subs next week!