for a meatball?
Fresh out of the oven?
They're stuffed with fresh mozzarella...hope that's okay.
These Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
And so-so-so easy to make, I could not believe it!
Here's the fixins for these Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs...
pretty simple stuff!
This recipe is from the food blog picky-palate.com.
Unless you shop at a small grocery like I do, then you just get a mozzarella ball and chop it up...
Okay guys, there aren't a thousand steps here...just a couple. So get your coffee or ice tea or soda and stay alert and pay attention, dis gonna go fast.
Is the crap I write really that boring?
Well, these guys aren't bored and actually quite enjoy reading about my
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs.
Yup, that's right. Screaming. Tearing. Running over. Right after they're done. Uh huh.
This will perk you up!!
A purple Thanksgiving table!
Anyway, moving on...
1. Mince, not chop the garlic and onions. The smaller the better when mixing with meatballs.
2. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup onion and 2Tbsp garlic. Next time, Ima use only 1/4 cup onion and 1 Tbsp. garlic.
So throw your hamburger, onions, garlic and and egg in a bowl...
Add in the panko, and Parmesan cheese, and milk and Worcestershire and yellow mustard and hot sauce and salt and pepper.
oil up a 9 x 13 baking dish.
It's very texture-y by the way.
(You'll find "texture-y" in the Pretend Word Dictionary. Your welcome.)
Anyway, find your 1/4 cup scoop thing. Oh, I think it's called a "measuring cup." Geez.
Scoop 'er up!
Okay, so now you have your meatballs all formed up, right?
Then notice that your cheese hunks are the same size as the nests, meaning TOO BIG.
Chop the cheese chunks down a little smaller.
So put the smaller, appropriate size cheese hunks into the little nests.
Don't they look ca-ute!!!!!
You don't have big
Neither do I. That's my sister's hand, she was helping me.
Anyhoo, place the meatballs into the baking dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
And they come out looking like this.
Mmmmmm, some of that mozzarella is oozing out, yes?
Let's get a close-up here.
I didn't want to be disappointed.
And I wasn't!!!!!! YAY!!
I felt like doing cartwheels!!!
Except I have tiny delicate non-man hands that don't support my tiny delicate frame well upside down.
How do YOU know I don't have tiny delicate hands?
YOU don't have tiny delicate hands.
You don't need delicate hands to eat these yummy meatballs.
I really liked these, they're so fun and tasty, not overpowering ALTHOUGH next time I will use half the onions and garlic.
And even though I'm an adult, it was so fun cutting into each of these and having the cheese be there and be all gooey and everything.
I remembered the recipe, yay! Here it is!
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
From www.picky-palate.com Check this food website out, great food recipes for the entire family
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion…Angie’s Note: May want to use HALF the onion and garlic amount
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon hot sauce, like Tabasco
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Ten 1-inch Mozzarella balls
1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees F. and grease 9×13-inch baking dish with oil.
2. Place beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, Parmesan, milk, garlic, Worcestershire, mustard, hot sauce, salt, pepper and garlic salt into a large mixing bowl, stirring until just combined. Take 1/4 cup beef mixture and press into center with your thumb to make room for cheese ball. Place cheese in middle then with hands enclose the cheese with the beef, making sure the cheese is completely covered. Place meatballs into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through.
3. Serve over top your favorite pasta or inside a warm roll for delicious meatball sandwich.
Okay, before I close-up for the day, and because I have Thanksgiving on the brain,
let's take a gander at some
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
floats from over the years, shall we?
This is what we think of when we think of the Macy's parade now.
Snoopy is the most popular character in the parade.
this Santa float was the very first Santa float in the very first Macy's parade which started in 1924.
The very first parade in 1924 featured live animals borrowed from the zoo.
Now this particular float with the balloon girls was also in the very first parade. This float inspired the Macy's founder's wife to develop upside balloon marionettes, which is now what we know as the big floaty floats.
Introduced in 1927,
Feliz the Cat was the very first Macy's giant balloon.
This bandleader is from the early 1930's parade.
And here is an early 1940's Uncle Sam.
The parade was suspended in 1942, 1943 and 1944 due to the need for rubber and helium in the war effort.
And an early 1940's superman too.
This is Harold the Fireman from the 1950's.
Harold is a mainstay of the parade and some years is a police officer too.
Celebrities have always been popular at the parade.
Here we have of course Roy Rogers
This spaceman floated in the
And then after that, we get to a more modern era.
was the first ever square balloon.
Hello Kitty is the largest balloon by helium volume standards.
And of course the Sesame Street float is always pretty and colorful.
Well, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has come along way from 1924,
Okay, that's all I have for today!
Hope you enjoyed the meatball recipe.
And parade pictures.
Oh, and my sister's man hands too!
Okay, Gotta run!
Literally gotta run.
From my sister.
Cuz when she finds me, she gonna break every finger on my man hands.