Friday, May 8, 2015
Oh where, oh where has my little mind gone???
This is a question that begs an answer but - sadly - I can't provide one. Since my last post ... 2 years ago now? Gosh, things have been a WHIRLWIND!
To update you on the shinanigans of my happenings:
The season 3 premier party that I had dumped so much time and meticulous energy into resulted in my engagement! What an amazing night, and that all of our beloved friends and family were there means the world to me. I didn't get to plan much of a premier party last year because we were busy planning a wedding - and then shortly after that discovered that we were going to have a baby! Talk about BUSY BUSY THREE TIMES BUSY!
I do have one of these though:
We settled for a much lower key ceremony this year with the addition of this little bean- it's hard to spend any amount of time in the kitchen without her making a fuss about mommy time.
The jist of what we did was pretty amazing, none-the-less, as effortless as possible. We made some mini honeyed hens of the wall with the prune and oatmeal stuffing, and roasted veggies for the main course. We served olive bread, hummus, prosciutto wrapped cheese, and bacon wrapped meat balls (That's right, ya'all - I said BACON.WRAPPED.MEAT.BALLS.) for a snack while we tackled the Game of Thrones board game and white walkers for a evening refreshment. I didn't get to go all out like I usually do but the bacon wrapped meat balls were something to awe at - by themselves, they need a completely separate post of yum. Here is how I did it:
BACON WRAPPED MEAT BALLS, YA'LL.
(Called Dothraki Bacon Wrapped Goat Balls on our menu...)
These could be a meal all by themselves in our house. Serve with some roasted carrots and some mashed potatoes and this is surely the way to any mans heart... or woman's for that matter... Hell, I would venture to say that if you want to rule the world, this is how you do it.
1 lb of hamburger (Lean as possible!)
1 lb of Italian sausage (Hot as you like...)
1 lb of Chorizo (optional but yummy.)
1 tbs of yellow mustard
2 tbs of ketchup
1 cup of bread crumbs
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 (or more) package of super thick cut maple cured bacon (Or as close to that as you can get....)
2 cups of bbq sauce
Put everything except the last 2 ingredients in a bowl and mix well together until the consistency is even.
Here's a tip: Don't want to roll out a million little bite sized balls of goodness? Pat this sucker into a loaf shape and lay your bacon on the top. Viola - Meatloaf.
Cut the bacon in half.
Roll your meat mixture into balls about the size of a quarter and wrap the bacon around them. Set them seam side down on a baking sheet (Preferably covered in foil to make clean up super easy)
Preheat your oven to 375
Bake them for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, baste them in the bbq sauce and then stick them back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Baste them again and bake for 5 more minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165. Baste every 5 minutes until you get them completely cooked.
Then try not to choke as you inhale them. Serve with beer and a smile and listen to everyone ooh and ahh and beg you for the recipe while you plot to take over the world.