Balls and Onions

I forgot to show you what Hannah made after school on Wednesday night.  Her class is from 7:00 to 9:30 – she had a late lunch and by the time she got home she was starving.  She wanted pizza!

she gives onions a thumbs up! 😦

She ended up making a caramelized onion and bacon pizza.  I know my brother Charlie and friend Debbi are happy about that!  (I love fluorescent lighting – not!)

I went back to basics for breakfast – an egg sammie on half a jalapeno cheese bagel – we had two birthdays in our office yesterday, so when I saw the jalapeno bagel, I put my arnold thin back in my lunch bag – not pictured is a side of watermelon.

I was going to use my leftover pork to make pork tacos in corn tortillas.  I had visions of Pam frying them so they were nice and crispy.  Only one problem – when I took the tortillas out of the bag they were all moldy.

On to plan B!  I had some tortilla chips in my work drawer.  I layered 1 ounce of chips on the bottom, then put my shredded romaine on top of that.  I heated up the pork with 1/2 cup black beans, poured that on top with some cheddar cheese and some of my baja fresh salsa.  This was so good!!

My grocery store had Italian sausage on sale – when I make meatballs I buy the Italian sausage that is in bulk, not in a casing.

  • 9 ounces Italian sausage
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
  • salt
  • pepper

Throw everything into the food processor.  I make golf ball size meatballs, so with the amount above, I got 15 meatballs.  Each on comes in at 62 calories, 4.9 fat, .7 carbs, 0 fiber and 3.4 grams of protein.

Get a non-stick skillet and spray with Pam, 1/2 teaspoon canola oil, and 1 pat of butter.  When the pan is hot, add the meatballs and brown on all sides.  Add your pasta sauce and let the sauce simmer for 15 to 20 minutes with the meatballs to finish the cooking process.

I love the crust on meatballs 😀

swimming with the sauce

My plate:

And guess what? Plenty of meatballs leftover to make Party Pizza Friday! 😀

In today’s I want that! Debbi’s Taco Corn Bread Casserole!  It looks so good and pretty sure I can have Mexican every day of the week 😀

Happy Friday!

18 thoughts on “Balls and Onions

  1. That is so funny – I love the “crust” on meatballs, too!

    Hannah’s pizza looks wonderful – and your egg bagel sammie…YOM!!!

  2. I’ll join Hannah for that pizza ANY TIME! You go girl!!

    Your tortilla chips look rocking!! Even better with onions though.

  3. I used to take a lot of night classes so I feel Hannah’s pain – my suggestion is bringing dinner with you – most professors I’ve had have been cool with that, as long as it wasn’t super noisy food! 🙂

  4. Hannah’s pizza looks so yummy! I’m pretty sure that I could also eat Mexican every night!

  5. Hannah’s caramelized onion and bacon pizza looks awesome!

  6. These meatballs sound great!! I’m going to try them next time I get turkey sausage 🙂

  7. LOL love the title Biz!

    I love caramelized onions too. I can’t get enough.

  8. Good LORD! With all due respect, that pizza and your balls look magnificent!

  9. I love bacon and onion pizza! Hannah’s pizza looks amazing! And meatballs are on my “make” list… 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Oooh! Does your work have a full on kitchen that they allow you to make things in? How awesome!

  11. A jalapeno bagel? That sounds so good. I would have traded my Arnolds thin for that goodness as well 😉 Great job on the meatballs- looks like they came out perfect. I love making meatballs for the man and bean balls for me. Have a fantastic weekend

  12. Hannah is more than welcome to come to our house and make pizza anytime! I know J would LOVE that pizza!

  13. I just can’t believe all this delicious stuff you make all the time!!!! It makes me hungry, and incredibly lazy for the way I (don’t) cook!!! lol
    You should open up a restaurant!!!!

  14. I am going to have to give these meatballs a try. They look wonderful. Thank you for stopping by and following. I have signed up for your updates.
    Take care and have a blessed weekend.

  15. My mouth waters every time I read your posts. I’ve never loved to cook but you make me want to bang some pots and pans around and see what I can come up with.

    I just posted my challenge update at

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  16. I want that – Hannah’s pizza! Onions, bacon, broccoli, and cheddar? Sign me up!

  17. Those meatballs look so tasty! I recently made sweet and sour meatballs for a hawaiian party- you can find the recipe here:

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