August 5, 2007

Deceitful weather

I wake up every morning to signs of winter coming to an end. From under my cozy duvet; I gaze out between the curtain shades thinking of the days getting longer; the skies being brighter and flowering plants showing new spurts of colour.
The first couple of strides out my door step makes me want to run back in for cover! *laughs*
The winds are sharp and chilly...*sigh* It's warm under the strong sun; but in the shade its a big drop in temperature. It's gotten me sick. *sniffles*
I really hate being sick; it's the feeling of being weak and dopey which gets on my nerves. It feels like I'm using every ounce of energy left to sneeze or laugh. I've been on meds for the past week, but it seems to come and go; I feel good one day; the next I'm back to fevers and coughs.
I've been trying to stay indoors as much as I can at night and have been making warm soups and yummy comforting home cooked meals for myself. Its nice to be sick and snuggly at home when you have people to take care of you. I still cook for myself though; I can't think of a time when I was too tired to cook! Moving around in the kitchen is therapeutic for me.
Here's one of those simple classics I whipped up for dinner last week.Spaghetti and Meatballs

250gms mince meat
2 cloves garlic minced
1 egg
fresh lemon thyme/oregano finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Mix ingredients till well combined and leave aside in the refrigerator for about an hour.
1 cup Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup shallow frying oil
1 bottle tomato based pasta sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic

1 eggplant sliced(optional)
spaghetti - enough to serve 3

Cook spaghetti in boiling water over the stove top till ready. Divide between 3 serving bowls. Heat shallow fry oil in a small deep pan. Roll tablespoons of meat filling into balls and roll in breadcrumbs. Shallow fry meat balls on medium flames till golden and cooked through. Drain excess oil on a paper towel. Heat olive oil in a deep pan; add in all other condiments and fry till fragrant. Pour in bottled pasta sauce and stir till warm. Dunk in meatballs and cook for another 5 minutes. Top cooked spaghetti with sauce and serve!

Spaghetti and meatballs often remind me Disney's Lady and the Tramp.


Anonymous said...

i'm definitely going to try this one ... my husband is a huge pasta fan! however, he doesn't eat red meat. have you ever tried ground turkey for meatballs? just curious to your experiences with that and how the flavor is. looks so yummy!

hope you feel better!


Su-Yin said...

how did it turn out mia? did he like it?? my housemates loved it!