Wednesday, March 31, 2010

So here goes nothin...

Well...I'm finally here after months of talk about starting a food blog! Kinda don't know where to begin other than, I LOVE TO EAT!!!! Not only do I love to eat, I have also over the years, developed a love for cooking thanks to some beautiful, talented older women in my life. So, here I am to offer up some of the recipes we enjoy eating at our house! I hope you'll not only check them out, but give them a whirl and let me know what you think! I'm all about tweaking recipes to make them your own...
So here goes the "virgin" recipe!
I'm gonna call it,


1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef (or I love turkey, so that would be a great substitute)
2 eggs
1/3 C. grated parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 C. Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
3 Tbsp. fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
Sea Salt & fresh ground pepper
*Olive Oil for frying
1 26 oz. Jar Marinara Sauce
*Combine ingredients in a large bowl
Heat oil in large pan and add half of the meatballs. Fry until brown on both sides.
Remove from pan and place on paper towels. Add the rest of meatballs to pan & fry until brown on both sides. Wipe out excess oil, then add meatballs back to pan. Next add a Jar of your favorite Marinara Sauce. Sometimes I will make my own sauce, but don't always have the luxury of time! Simmer sauce & meatballs with lid on for 20 min. so meatballs are cooked all the way through.
Meanwhile prep the rolls...
1 pkg. Ciabatta Sandwich Rolls (I got mine from Costco)
Garlic Salt
Sliced Mozarella Cheese

*Pre-heat oven to broil.
Slice rolls in half then lightly spread softened butter on both halves of roll. Season with Garlic Salt. Place rolls in broiler just before serving. Broil for 5 min. or until lightly browned. Scoop meatballs & some sauce onto bottom of roll, add a slice of Mozzarella, then place the top on.
*Serve with a Caesar Salad & you've got yourself dinner! For my 2 smaller kids, I had some leftover whole wheat pasta that I heated up. Those sandwiches were a little too massive for their tiny mouths!

Here's some pictures for your enjoyment...only problem is that I didn't get them in the
correct order.

The Finished Product...
Meatballs simmering in sauce

Here's all of the items I used.


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