After yesterday's glorious weather, I wake up to this.
Prudence and Matt have decided the best way to cope is with a blanket.
My strategy is slightly different. Yesterday's weather made me want grill season. But, since I won't be going outside, I've spent (way too long) some of the morning dreaming up summer food I can make inside. Further complicated by a husband who won't eat bread anymore (he actually might have a gluten intolerance... He has all the symptoms, but refuses to go to a Dr).
Lo and behold, I came up with this:
Jalapeño cheddar meatballs!!!!
Half an onion, chopped
~1/3 cup chopped jalapeño
Sprinkling of seasoned salt. Probably about 1/4 teaspoon.
Mix that all together and form into balls. Place on a baking sheet (either greased or lined with parchment paper) and bake at 375 F for 25 minutes (for small balls) to 35 minutes (for big balls)... And of course, sacrifice one to check that they are cooked through. The cook *has* to check! and then eat it to make sure they taste good!
Mmm. So good. It's like a ball of summer.
We will be eating these with a side of asparagus later tonight. They were going to be lunch, but since the meat wasn't thawed, it took waaaaay too long and I ended up eating pizza from last night.
They do make a great post-lunch snack, though... :)
You could easily substitute banana peppers in place of jalapeño, or turkey instead of beef.
If you make them, let me know what you think!