Things got a little meaty tonight after our evening walk with Sadie.
I tackled my first attempt at homemade meatballs!
To make the meatballs, I combined the following:
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. rosemary
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 c. fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs
To make the fresh whole wheat bread crumbs, I pulsated 1.5 whole wheat Arnold sandwich thins in the food processor, which yielded one cup of bread crumbs.
I added the crumbs to the bowl with the meat and spices and combined everything using my hands. I then rolled the meaty mixture into little balls.
I dropped the meatballs on a cooking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and placed them in my 400-degree oven for 15 minutes until they were firm and cooked through.
I topped roasted asparagus with several meatballs and a helping of marinara sauce before digging in.
Pretty darn delicious!
Thank goodness I had a tasty dinner to enjoy this evening because my night also included something not-so-fun.
Let me just say that washing a big-ass comforter and then hanging it up to dry (wet comforters are heavy!) is a huge pain in the tookus. The front of my t-shirt was soaked by the time I got that big thing over that little bar to dry out.
I think I earned my dessert tonight.
I’m off to eat some chocolate!