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Spaghetti and Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
One of my more embarrassing moments. I can't find my Modern Classics 1 by Donna Hay. I searched my house and it is no where to be found yet I remember exactly where I put it or at least, I thought I did.
This is not the first time, I misplaced it. One time, I did the house search and finally after two or three days, found it in my son's bedroom, which is now a guest room. We have a computer in there and evidently, I went in there to check something out with book in hand. I left without it and forgot completely about taking if from its designated spot.
The next time, I misplaced this book, I found it in our den. I had gone to chat with hubby, again, book in hand and put it down. Once again, I walked away without Donna's hard work and also found it a few days later.
Where did I take it this time? I will let you know when I locate it.
You would think, I didn't like Donna Hay, the way I lose her book so often. On the other hand, it is because, I use it so often that I lose it.
This week, we made good old spaghetti and meatballs in tomato sauce, chosen by Margaret, and since I was able to locate the recipe elsewhere, I cooked with the group. Although, these were not highly spiced, they had a distinctive flavor which we love. In truth, it is difficult to ruin spaghetti and meatballs. Donna certainly did not. Another success from our pal, Donna. Check out the other Donna cooks and see what they have made.
Another week, another vegetable for our Power Food group, a bunch of women who strive for healthy eating with the most delicious dishes. Each blog is inspiration . Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine.
Brussels sprouts like broccoli and cabbage are cruciferous. This group offers a unique composition of antioxidants that may provide several health benefits. Brussels sprouts are low in calories and offer protein, vitamins and minerals to help build a healthy human.
My first issue with brussels sprouts is that it took me years to spell it correctly. Each time, it came up, in writing, and I admit, that was not too often, I would stare into space asking myself does brussel get an S, at the end or is it sprout that gets the S. For some reason, I could not remember that both end with that S. I am happy to tell you, I overcame this c…
It says, "thai" so I have to like the Thai Chicken San Choy Bau that we are making this week in our Donna Hay Wednesday group. It was a bit spicy and the chopped chicken was a nice change of pace. Kayte selected this recipe from On the Shelf on page 124. I tried it with the greens and it was very good and then I put it on spaghetti and it was spectacular. My toddler granddaughter even liked it. Must have been the hot sauce.
I used romaine for the greens and I subbed in red pepper and added some Sirracha to spice it up to make up for the real chilis. Do check out the other cooks' dishes at our Wednesday with Donna Hay site.
This week, I selected this recipe for EwE but I unfortunately did not post it in time for our weekly Thursday cooking. Better late than never definitely is proven because this turned out to be a fantastic side dish. The noodle with caramelized onions, garlic, parsley and caraway seeds blended together for the right flavor and the right crunch.