Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lazy day...????

So, I pretty much wrote off today as being a lazy Sunday..... Yesterday we dug up a spot for my garden in the backyard and did some other yard work... I woke up sore, blistered and bruised and I planned to relax on the couch and watch the Pen's game after breakfast.....

Yep, my lazy day turned into a not so lazy day... Pens were losing so I went upstairs to the kitchen and made the marinade started to marinate the pork for Tuesday's dinner... I then decided to prep some food for lunches for the week and made the meatballs for dinner tonight... Not to mention I scrubbed the kitchen floors and planted flowers in a few pots.... Oh, and the Pens ended up winning the game! :)

Ok, back to the meatballs... They were not just your ordinary meatball... They were buffalo chicken meatballs any 4 meatballs are only 157 calories! I found the recipe on Pinterest, which ended up bringing me to Shrinking Kitchen for the recipe... Ok I was a little worried they were going to fall apart when I started to make them but they turned out AMAZING!

I ended up making meatball sandwiches with them.... My photo op using the setting sun a the dinner table :)

The orginal recipe can he found here.

Tree's Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sandwiches

1 pound lean ground chicken
1 egg
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 carrot
1 stalk celery
1 small onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup Frank's Thick Sauce, divided
1 tablespoon butter

Hoagie Buns
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil and coat with nonstick spray.
  3. Cut the celery, carrot and green onion into large chunks and throw into a food processor.
  4. Pulse to chop into small bits.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the vegetable mixture, chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt, 1/2 the hot sauce and the blue cheese.
  6. Gently fold together to combine, but don't overmix.
  7. Form the mixture into small meatballs - you should get about 28 small meatballs.
  8. Place the meatballs on the cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes.
  10. While the meatballs are baking, put the rest of the hot sauce and the butter into a microwave safe dish.
  11. Microwave about 30 seconds, until butter melts.
  12. Stir well to combine.
  13. Remove the meatballs from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  14. Place 3-4 meatballs onto a hoagie bun and drizzle with the buffalo sauce and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar.
These are for sure on my make again menu! Sooooooooooooooo yummy!!!! :) They would also be good served alone too... good idea for an appetizer!

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