Today marks the end of my lil teenaged Munchkin’s self imposed “fast”! I can’t TELL you how excited she’s been to eat real people food! lol For those of you who don’t know, she made a commitment to sacrifice or “fast” for 2 weeks. It was something she felt she needed to do to show Jesus how much she appreciates his dying on the cross so that we can go to heaven. She’s also been praying for His grace and guidance. Fasting for Julia means that she eats only healthy food and mostly just raw vegetables, boiled eggs and lot’s of fish. The best thing she’s had in the past few weeks was on Sunday, when I made chicken and rice soup! Poor baby.
So today, she wants meat! Lots and lots of meat! hahaha I let her choose what she wanted me to make. She chose meatballs and french fries. NOT the most gourmet of meals but something I can do quickly, before she and her friend Hannah go to church tonight. I need to stop here and tell you how EXTREMELY proud that she still looks at church as a fun, social activity. ESPECIALLY when I’m just learning that another one of her bff’s (also 14) might be PREGNANT! Once again, reminding me that it can ALWAYS be worse! Wow.
Oven Baked Parmesan and Herb Meatballs
(revised by me from Pinterest)
1 lb ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk or half and half
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (fresh is ALWAYS better)
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs (or regular but Panko is better)
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together using your hands. Form into golf ball sized meatballs . Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake in preheated oven, 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
* I’m eating these right now and they’re SO freaking tasty! I wish you could smell my house 🙂 Smells like home! lol
Okay, next I made my easy oven baked asparagus. This is pretty much the ONLY way we ever cook asparagus anymore.
Oven Baked Parmesan Asparagus
1 bunch of medium to small stemmed asparagus (with woody ends cut on the diagonal)
About 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
About 1/4 to 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (eyeball it)
2 tsp salt
About 1 tsp garlic powder
Toss asparagus with all other ingredients. Make sure each piece of asparagus is covered with oil and seasoning. Place asparagus onto a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until bright green and cheese is melted.
Easy as THAT and I have 2 very happy munchkins and a husband that can’t wait to get home and eat it all up! I’d tell you about the Ore Ida frozen french fries…. but I’m pretty sure you won’t be impressed with how I threw those babies in the oven for 30 minutes with season salt! lmbo
Happy Eating to you 🙂