Meatballs and hamburger patties are always an easy and quick entree on a busy school night.
Recipe of the Week: Garlic Meatballs
3/4 lb. ground sirloin (or other lean beef)
1 lb. Jimmy Dean turkey/pork sausage
1 tsp. garlic powder, plus two chopped garlic cloves
couple shakes each of salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and Creole seasoning
1/4 c. unseasoned bread crumbs
1 beaten egg
1/2 c. flour
gravy (step 3 below)
1. Mix all ingredients together, roll into 1-1/2″ meatballs, and dredge in flour that has been seasoned with a little bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder (or you can use Mrs. Dash’s garlic or onion seasoning blend).
2. Fry in 1/4 c. olive oil and remove from pan. Do not throw out the oil.
3. To the pan, add 2 cups in all of chopped or sliced onions, beer/wine, and water to make gravy. Stir until thick enough, put the meatballs back in, cover, and simmer for a couple minutes. Serve over rice or noodles.
Thought of the Week: Irony. This week has been filled with sad irony. For nearly three years we have been trying to get daughter Merideth and her three children to move up from Bishop/Kingsville, TX to here in New Braunfels, where all the family resides. This week the move has finally happened. However, at the very same time, son Tyler and family left for California. (sighhhhhhh) So, two grandsons (8 and 2) moved away, while two other grandsons (12 and 7) and granddaughter (10) moved up here. It is not a fair trade-off in any sense of the word. We were looking forward to having all of them together for more than three days. Then, we would have petitioned with all our might for another daughter and grandson to join us from California.
(My mother with Calvin, Ben, and Lizzie.)