Nov 222014
 
Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs

General Tso's Chicken is one of James' favorite things to order at Chinese restaurants, so when I saw this recipe for General Tso's Meatballs on I Breathe, I'm Hungry, I knew I had to give it a try. We didn't have any ground chicken or turkey, so I substituted ground beef. Since then, we've also tried it with ground pork. Great results each time! Aside from changing the meat, I didn't add any water into the sauce. I thought the amount of liquid was good for the amount of meatballs, and we still had a bit of sauce left over at the end. I'm thinking maybe I'll have to freeze these meatballs premade - they were so tasty!

What's your favorite dish to make in meatball form?


Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs


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Sweetly spicy and slightly tangy, you've got to try this General Tso's in meatball form!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 42 meatballs

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 pound ground meat I used beef.
2 tablespoons ginger, grated
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
2 teaspoons 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup almonds, ground or 5 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

Methods:

Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs Step 2 - Combine meat, ginger, green onions, garlic, egg, and almonds. Mix all materials until homogeneous. 2. Combine meat, ginger, green onions, garlic, egg, and almonds. Mix all materials until homogeneous.
Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs Step 3 - Pan fry meatballs until crispy or bake at 350F for 15 minutes. 3. Pan fry meatballs until crispy or bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs Step 4 - Meanwhile, heat sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and chili pepper flakes. Pour over cooked meatballs. 4. Meanwhile, heat sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and chili pepper flakes. Pour over cooked meatballs.

Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs

Nov 212014
 
Morsels of Life - 5 Friday Finds

This week was full of appointments - from followups to check ups and vaccinations to lactation. I'd heard about how many appointments kids have, but I never realized how many it really is! And of course, going anywhere with baby means you gotta plan ahead and bring a small stash of accessories, whereas I was used to just bringing what I could easily fit in my pockets. Lots of changes. :) Bobert got his two month vaccinations, and he cried for less than a minute total for 4 sets of vaccines. In fact, by the time he got dressed again, he was already smiling and playing. :)

Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And please link up your recipes below. You might even get featured! :) (Images come from the recipes and are pinned on Pinterest.)


Starting off with the most popular!


Homemade Mayo
I've made mayo before, but Erin's method is much easier! No need to worry if you're pouring in the oil too quickly. :)

And continuing with the featured recipes!

Tomato Basil Soup
What a yummy soup for a cold winter day!

Crispy Pan Fried Pork Chops
The crispy topping on these pork chops looks tasty!

Sundried Tomato Spinach Walnut Sage Burnt Butter Sauce
This sauce looks so yummy! I'm thinking it'd go great with some sweet potato gnocchi. :)

Heart Stopper Potatoes
Sometimes you just want some comforting cheesy taters!

Hope you all have a fun and delicious weekend!

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Nov 172014
 

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :)

Starting off with what I've been up to this week:


Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Fill some button mushrooms with a bacon and onion cream cheese mixture to make Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms.

Five Friday Finds
Party open until midnight Wednesday - stop by and share some recipes. :)

Now, let's get this party started! Hope you enjoy these posts, and don't forget to link up your posts below, and then link back here. (Images come from the posts.)


Let's start with the most viewed!


11 Creative Veteran’s Day Poppy Crafts
I know Veteran's Day has already passed this year, but it is important to remember our veterans.

And a few of my favorites!


Guiltless Turkey Chili
With Turkey Day coming soon, I'm sure lots of folks will be looking for ways to use leftover turkey. :)

Sriracha Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip
This dip sounds like a wonderfully sweet and spicy treat! Perfect for parties. :)

Be sure to stop by each host to check out their personal favorites! Link up your posts below, and then link back here. :)

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