Look what came today! Two of my favorite magazines ~ Early American Life and Country Sampler. How fun to see them both in my mailbox waiting for me!I haven't had time to sit down and look through them very well yet. I will do that tonight. I made a yummy dinner from The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook tonight. It was so delicious and good for you, so I thought I'd share the recipes. The first recipe is for the sandwiches, the second is the meatballs for the sandwiches, and the third recipe is for the sauce.
Meat Lovers Must-Have family Sized Meatball Parmesan Sub
1(8 oz.) whole wheat or multi grain baguette (I used individual wheat sub rolls)
New favorite Meatballs ( recipe below )
1 1/2 cups Main Event Marinara Sauce ( recipe below )
1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 F
Cut a piece of foil a couple inches longer than the baguette. Turn the baguette on it's side and cut the entire length, not cutting all the way through, as you would cut a roll to make a sandwich. Wrap the baguette in foil so it is completely covered.Place the baguette in the oven to warm, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile in a medium nonstick saucepan over low heat or in a large microwave safe bowl or dish in the microwave, reheat the meatballs in the sauce until hot.
Unwrap the baguette.Spoon the warm meatballs and sauce into the baguette. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cut crosswise into four equal sandwiches.
New Favorite Meatballs
Olive oil spray or Olive Oil
2 egg whites
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon dries oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound lean ground beef
Preheat the oven to 400F.Lightly coat a large nonstick baking sheet with the olive oil spray. In a medium bowl, using a fork, mix together the egg whites,oats, and milk until well combined.
Make 32 meatballs, each about 1 1/4 " diameter.Roll the balls with your hands and arrange, not touching on the prepared baking sheet. bake for 7 - 10 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
Main Event Marinara Sauce
Olive oil spray
1 cup minced yellow or white onion
2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic
1(28 oz.) can of crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt, to taste(optional)
Spray a medium nonstick saucepan with the olive oil spray and place over medium heat.Add the onion and garlic and cook until just becoming tender(they should not brown ), 4 to 6 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and with wooden spoon stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste,honey, oregano, basil, and pepper flakes until well combined. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for at least one hour. Season with salt if needed.
This Biggest Loser Cookbook is great ! There are so many good, easy recipes. I got it at Border's but it is also on Amazon and I saw it at Target too..
I also have a couple things that I have repainted to show you. Here is a gathering I put together. I painted the box, candlestick, and scoop Olde Ivory and the used Bri wax to darken them up a little. I added some Sweet Annie, Cinnamon vanilla soap bars, coffee stained cheese cloth, and a little bowl I painted brown.
This candle ledge used to be black and I painted it Old Ivory and then used Bri wax on it also. I like it so much better. Now the black tin candle holder stands out more. I found this at Goodwill last summer for .99 ~ great deal !
That's all for tonight. I think I will go make some coffee and look at my new magazine's. Have a great night !