On Top of Old Smokey

Well, I think my meatballs turned out pretty good!  Here is the recipe:

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound Jimmy Dean Sage sausage
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • splash of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Here they are before getting in a smokin hot pan of 1/2 teaspoon oil and Pam:

I made them about golf ball size

I made them about golf ball size

Pan fried them so they got crispy on the outside:

not a whole lot of oil!  Nice!

not a whole lot of oil! Nice!

Once they were browned, I baked them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes:

I baked them on a rack so they wouldn't bake in any grease

I baked them on a rack so they wouldn't bake in any grease

The final step was just to keep them warm in my marinara sauce – which looks strangely orange!

All together I had 5 ounces cooked penne pasta, 4 meatballs, sauce, sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and 1/2 slice of wheat garlic bread.  Yum!

Of course, I added crushed red pepper to my dish!

Of course, I added crushed red pepper to my dish!

My blood sugars were normal all day and I got a total of 75 minutes of exercise today – nice!

Hopefully tomorrow’s walk won’t be as chilly as this morning!  See you at breakfast!