This has been the week of meatballs. Meatballs are so awesome. They are little bite-sized morsels of spiced deliciousness.
Last night I made Beef Liver and Onion Meatballs again. I think I’ve written about this recipe before. Liver is tough for some people to eat, but it’s chock full of goodness and is fairly cheap for grass-fed meat. Tim and I both like the taste of liver, but often it has stringy bits running through it which make it difficult to eat. This recipe overcomes that drawback – you grind up the liver in a food processor! Because I am efficient (aka lazy), I toss the liver in the food processor along with the onions and spices from our herb garden (dill, oregano, and basil). I mix it all up for a few minutes and then add it to the ground beef. The meatballs turned out delicious. I made them with the tried and true Sweet Potato Salad. I kicked it up a notch with fresh dill from the garden and chopped, cooked bacon. It was so tasty.
Tonight we went out to Lake G for an open-water swim (Tim is considering doing another triathlon this summer). I did a few test runs in the water; I was too scared to swim out in the middle of lake without a wetsuit. Plus, in my defense, I ran 4.5 miles this morning and did 8 15 second sprints. My legs were beat! Anyway, after the swim we were pretty whooped. We came home and sauteed broccoli with cauliflower, and I made Asian Pork Meatballs with Dipping Sauce. We ate it with the leftover sweet potato salad and slices of avocado. Not to toot my own horn, but it was a delicious supper. I was super proud of myself too for planning my recipes so that I used ALL of my homemade mayo. I love homemade mayo, but it only lasts for 3 days, so I always end up tossing some of it. It’s too expensive and too tasty to waste.
And that’s meatball week. We’ll have leftover meatballs for breakfast and lunch tomorrow. I sauteed chopped up beef & liver meatballs this morning in grass-fed butter with red peppers and zucchini. It was delicious and kept me really full and satiated until I got to work and succumbed to a cherry donut. So tasty and so bad. I had rot gut immediately after consuming it, but I’m pretty sure it was worth it.
Tomorrow is Friday! And Payday! I hope you all have a fantastic, productive, in-the-moment day.