Foodie Friday {Cheese Stuffed Meatballs}…

Happy TGIF! 🙂  How has your week been?  Got any plans for the weekend?  I hope the weather will continue to be just as nice as it has been the past 2 days.  I love spring like days! 🙂  Goodbye Winter — HELLLOOO Spring! 🙂

Since my schedule has gone haywire, my meal planning and *cough* exercise routine has as well. 😦  I enjoy doing both so Im working on finding the balance in work and play.  {Ill take any suggestions here} 🙂  This week Raymond and I did manage to make one great meal together:  Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs.  They were fab!

MOZZARELLA STUFFED MEATBALLS

  • (1 lb) Ground Beef (highly recommend 93/7 or better)
  • (1 Egg) slightly beaten
  • (1/2 Cup) Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs (We used Progresso)
  • (1/2 Tsp) Salt
  • (1/2 Tsp) Pepper
  • (1/2 Tsp) Garlic Powder
  • (1/2 Tsp) Italian Seasoning
  • (1/2 Tsp) Minced Onion (spice)
  • (1/4 Cup) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Throw everything in a bowl.
  3. Take off rings and mix with hands.  Make sure it is all incorporated
  4. Grease baking sheet.
  5. Use a Tbsp to divy out meatballs.  So they are all the same size.
  6. Roll each meatball.  Press a small amount of mozzarella cheese in the middle.  Cover cheese.
  7. Place all meatballs on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake 10 minutes.
  9. Turn meatballs.
  10. Bake 5 more minutes.  (depending on your oven – you might need to bake an additional 10 minutes).
  11. Enjoy! 🙂

We served ours with pesto pasta and french bread.  The meatballs have so much flavor that I suggest keeping the side dishes relatively plain.  No need for flavor overkill — coming for a flavor fanatic! 🙂

Link up if you made anything yummy this week! 🙂

Until next time…

 

Foodie Friday {Green Pizza}…

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you are gearing up for a fabulous weekend!  Im trying to prepare myself for a busy next couple of …weeks! 🙂

This weeks Foodie Friday post is … Green Pizza!  Borrowed from my wonderful friend, Lauren Nix.  Thank you Lauren — this was the best lunch ever! 🙂 *Picture is different than recipe – but it looked yummy* 

GREEN PIZZA

(1) Tortilla wrap (soft taco tortilla)

(1 TBSP) Pesto .. or more to taste

(1/2 CUP) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

(1/2 CAN) Rotel

Chicken, cooked

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook chicken.  Options here: skillet, broil, grill, or boiled.  I sauteed mine in the skillet with Trader Joe’s 21 Salute Seasoning.
  3. Place tortilla on cookie sheet.
  4. Spread pesto evenly over tortilla.  Leave a “crust”.
  5. Top with cheese.
  6. Top with Rotel.
  7. Top with chicken.
  8. Cook 10-12 minutes until desired crispiness.

This is my new go-to lunch recipe.  It was uh-mazing!  I honestly could have eaten four of them! 🙂

Until next time…