Homemade meatballs

Last weekend I have some friends over for dinner. I spent a lot of time thinking of what kind of food to make. Lots of different things were suggested, but in the end I ended up serving homemade meatballs with potatoes, different kinds of vegetable like broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, and gravy. I’ve never make homemade meatballs before. Why, I don’t really know. I guess it’s because I’ve thought it was easier to buy them. Well, that is true; it is easier to buy them. But if you invest 12 minutes of your day, you’ll get way better meatballs than the ones you buy.

It’s a shame I haven’t tried making meatballs myself before now. I remember my grandma making them. And they tasted lovely. I should’ve learned from her and done it way sooner. Oh well, late is better than never.

Today I made meatballs again. Not to eat for dinner today (had other plans), but for later. It’s nice to have some on store. My freezer is now filled with twelve medium sized meatballs ready to be heated up and eaten. I made 13, but one was eaten as soon as it was finished ;)

The recipe:

  • 400 grams of minced meat
  • 1,5 deciliter of milk (can be changed with water)
  • 2 table spoons of potato flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grounded ginger

How to make them:

  • Put the minced meat a food processor with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Let the food processor run for a minute.
  • Heat up a pan with butter in it (oil can be used as well)
  • Scoop minced meat with a table-spoon and shape the meatball in your hand using the spoon.
  • Dip the table-spoon in cold water so it wont stick to the meat.
  • Fry the meatballs on five minutes on each side, using medium heat.

Here are some photos to go with the recipe:

The minced meat.

Spices: ground nutmeg and ginger, salt and pepper.

Potato flower. You need it to bind the minced meat.

And then some mmmmmmmilk. Oh how I love milk. Best thing to drink ever. Works well in cooking too.

The minced meat is ready to be shaped into meatballs.

And here the meatballs frying in the pan.

That’s how easy it is to make meatballs. Put in an extra 12 minutes and you’ll get great meatballs. Everything homemade tastes better, right? Right!

Project 1.09 – scrabble

Yesterday I recived a wonderful sms from Chantie. The parcel dude had come at 08.45 and delivered the belated birthday present I sent her. She was SO happy about the home-made rummy-cube game I gave her. That made me happy. I’ve kept the sms and read it a few times.

Knowing she got so happy, it makes me want to make something else. I want to create something more. I love making stuff  / crafts.

While riding the bus to see Lisbeth yesterday, I had some time thinking. I came up with an idea which I’m not sure will work. I thought about making another board-game. And I’ve been thinking of scrabble! Why not just buy it, you may think. Let me tell you something. It’s much more fun making it myself. It gives the game a personal touch. Anyone can buy a scrabble game, but not everyone can make it yourself!

I haven’t really figured out how to make it though. The tiles would be fairly easy. I can just get my dad to make me some or a lot of brick tiles. And I can write the letters on them.

It’s the actual board that will be a bit tricky. I’ve thought about a square wood board, but I would like to be able to fold it. Maybe I can make some sort of box I can fold and when it’s folded I can keep the bricks inside it?

Hmm… this needs a lot of thinking. The whole idea just might end up being an idea. Who knows? But for a while, I would like to play with the idea. At least I keep my creativity in motion.

I’m gonna go find my own scrabble and have a look at that;  study it a bit, just to get an idea of what I’m heading into.  

Didn’t I say that when a new year arrive, I always want to start new projects?! Well, here’s my first :)

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