There are so many times that I pull a package of ground beef out of the freezer and wonder, “How am I going to do something new and exciting with this?” Since we buy a part of a cow, we end up with about 50 pounds of ground beef in our freezer to last the year. I of course make taco soup, spaghetti sauce and hamburgers, plus the occasional meat loaf. Then there’s lettuce cups, seven layer dip, and zucchini eggplant casserole. It’s not that I don’t have lots of different options for cooking with ground beef, but I’ve felt like I was in a creative rut. Then I started going through my cookbooks and found a recipe for Chinese meatballs in Hawaiian church women’s cookbook from the 70’s. Although the ingredient list didn’t look very Chinese to me, I liked the idea, and used the inspiration to create my own meatball recipe with Chinese flavors.
With the upcoming birth of our first baby, not only am I always tired and needing meals that are easy to make (or to instruct Eric to make!), but I’m … Read more