Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fighting the cold with something hot

Not cool, man.
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!!!!

The recipe:
1 lb ground beef
1 egg
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!

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