1. Giant pack of Costco ground beef
Last week I bought a huge pack of ground beef at Costco. I turned it into burgers on the grill and a bulk batch of meatballs. I loosely used this recipe. I didn’t have any bread crumbs, so I soaked several slices of torn bread in milk. That is kind of gross, not gonna lie, but it makes for really moist meatballs.
I love having meatballs in the freezer. They are so versatile, quick and easy to use. And homemade is so much better than store bought, although I’m not opposed to buying those sometimes either.
2. Cooking free Friday and Saturday
It pretty much never happens that only Jim and I are home, with all the kids gone. But this weekend, we are practicing our empty nesting (we’re still a long way from an actual empty nest, since our youngest is just 13). Due to an out of town soccer tournament that Mia went to with friends and a heavy work schedule for the boys, we found ourselves alone Friday night and all day Saturday. At least, that is the plan as I write this on Friday afternoon.
Consequently, no cooking is going to happen. We’ll have dinner out Friday night, out with friends on Saturday night and we’re planning to take in a BBQ Festival Saturday afternoon. By Sunday I may be in the mood to cook a real meal. We’ll see 😉
3. A good idea, but not a great result
One evening I decided that these two things needed to come together. I searched a few recipes and saw that most required mixing the peanut butter with a few other ingredients before trying to marble it in the brownie batter. Always one to take a short cut, I decided to skip that step.
It didn’t really work. We did eat the whole pan, but the peanut butter was weird textured on top of the brownies. They tasted pretty good, but I wouldn’t do it that way again.
I realize that the brownie confession above has no place near a discussion of healthy living, but let’s just pretend that brownie episode never happened.
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