Saturday, March 08, 2008


the truck/tractor obsession continues. i think its anything with wheels, really. today, when we ventured out before the rain, he beelined it right to a brand new bmw and checked out the tires. he has also taken to flapping his wings like a bird trying to take off if we try to redirect him , hold his hand or pick him up if he doesn't want to be. im afraid we are raising a very dramatic child. he has mastered the fake cry and fake tantrum like a pro. it is hard not to laugh, which is exactly what he is going for in most cases. i need to get the video camera out and figure out how to download the antics.

here are my favorite pants. i have ripped them in too many places to be worn any longer. today i bit the bullet and cut them up in hopes that i can create a pattern and make a new pair. i really hope it works!

and here is the pile of cut out pieces for the dress i am working on. it is less of a pile as of nap time this morning. i was able to get the back darts sewn, the front sewn to the back and one sleeve 80% done. it has been fun sewing something a little different for a change.

and per request here is the meatball recipe: it is based on the recipe in martha stewarts new cook book 'great foods fast'. i highly recommend it!

1pkg ground turkey
1/2 white onion finely chopped
1 egg
large dash of milk (1/4-1/3 cup)
3/4 cup bread crumbs (i used italian style)

large can crushed tomatoes
3 or 4 cloves garlic
olive oil
italian herbs
3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper

start the sauce in a large deep skillet. cook the garlic in the oil for a minute or two then add the tomatoes and herbs. let it simmer while you make the meatballs.

in a bowl add all of the ingredients listed under the meatball section above. mix it up really well and then form into balls adding them to the sauce as you go along. cover and cook for about 25 minutes stirring and turning the meatballs so they cook evenly. add the parsley to the sauce toward the end of the cooking time and serve over pasta.

this is so easy and its really tasty. i think a nice variation would be to spice up the sauce a bit with some red pepper flakes but i doubt the kiddo would like it as much :).

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