Meatball Remix

Happy Humpday people!

One day closer to the weekend :)

My lunch today turned out great today, but I forgot my camera! I was doing a trial run on a recipe idea that my little sister gave me, and we’ll definitely be having it this weekend or early next week, so I’ll be posting it soon.

I did get pictures of our dinner the past two nights, though. I like when I come up with a recipe in my head and it actually turns out good. ;)

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Have you ever used Israeli Couscous? We love it. It’s so doughy – like little round pillows.

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Nick likes Israeli couscous much more than the regular couscous, so I almost always have it in the house.

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Tuesday night’s dinner was some Israeli couscous and Swiss Chard that we topped with some meatballs.

The couscous was just cooked in broth and I added the chopped chard near the end to cook it down a bit before serving. Easy!

And I make my meatballs the easiest way I know.

Basic Italian Meatballs

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup fine ground cornmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In large bowl, mix everything but the ground meat.
  3. Add in meat and mix with your hands until combined.
  4. Roll into balls, place on cookie sheet, and bake about 15 minutes or until cooked through.

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I mix the cornmeal, egg, and spices together first and that makes it so much easier to get it all distributed in the meat!

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I also used my collapsible colander – I love this thing! Nick bought me this and a matching mixing bowl a few years ago, and I use them all the time. I love that they fold flat – it saves so much room! And that’s important when you have a small kitchen.

Tonight turned out to be pretty busy for us. We had a chiropractor appointment after work, so we got home, let Maggie out and had to leave the house again for another 30 minutes.

But the meatballs from last night turned into another great dinner tonight.

I took the leftover meatballs and heated them up in a pan with the rest of some pasta sauce I had in the fridge while I put together a simple salad.

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Nick made a meatball sub and I had mine along side the last of the couscous/chard and a simple salad.

I love meals that morph into new ones – saves me time + work!

Nick and I also went to Dairy Queen tonight, and I had my favorite: a chocolate dipped dish of ice cream. I love the ring of chocolate shell that forms in the cup – yum.

 

Are you an ice cream cone person? Sundae? Shake?

7 comments

  1. I always get confused with couscous: Is it a wheat variety? If so, I think it’s not gluten-free :-/ Shame because that dish looks wonderful and I’d love to be able to try it!
    And I’m a cone person all the way, but I never eat the cone. I just like licking the ice cream :-)

  2. I love the taste of israeli couscous too.

    I’m not a big ice cream fan. IfI eat it I like icecream with chunks already mixed in. No toppings for me.

  3. YUM! That looks fantastic! I’m a huge sundae fan, with good hot fudge :)

  4. That looks so good! I love swiss chard in anything :-)

    I like my ice cream in a cup, I eat it too slowly to get a cone!

  5. I’ve actually never tried couscous at all–crazy, right?! So I should probably just get the Israeli kind since it sounds good.

  6. I can never find israeli couscous, but I love regular and I’m sure that would be divine!

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