Go check out her blog. She has great recipes, ideas for the home and a really cute baby! Anyway, please get ready to run to the store so you can indulge yourself.
I was in the mood for some home cooking good ol' hearty yummy type of dinner. if that makes sense. it does right? totally.
so i decided to do spaghetti and meatballs! make fresh mozarella sticks (recipe here...AAmazing!) with salad and bread.
it ended up being my birthday dinner since the next day..yesterday..we were running around too much to do anything.
There are so many ways to make meatballs! i started using the neely's recipe on foodnetwork.com but changed it up a bit. this is how i ended up making them.
(i doubled this recipe..below is for 4-6 servings)
1 1/2 - 2 lb ground beef
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (i left this out since i'm preggo and sensitive)
6 garlic cloves, chopped, divided (or the jar variety.)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
salt and pepper..eye ball it! haha.
1/2 onion chopped. (my onion made me cry so i gave up chopping them small.)
PREHEAT OVEN 400
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 2 inch meatballs and place in baking pan.
you couldddd brown them upnand then just place them in your sauce and have them cook up in there for 45 minutes...but i wasn't feeling fussy and the husband requested them to be separate. haha. i also made a bunch so that we would have enough for dinner (we had company over..) and then have some for sandwiches the next day.
I baked them for around 45 minutes. this is right before we pulled them out! yum.
FRESH MOZZARELLA STICKS
RECIPE AND DIRECTIONS HERE
HT to Natalie at The Busy Budgeting Mama