I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Chinese Meatballs

I had a taste for meatballs, but not your average meatball. I asked Becca for her recipe for Chinese Meatballs, a dish she had made a while ago for Shabbat. Any recipe that can be made when Leo is having a "no tv/computer/movie" day has got to be an easy one.

Meatball mixture:
1 egg
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. breadcrumbs (I crumbled up some frozen challah)
1 c. minced water chestnuts
2 tbsp white horseradish (didn't have any)
1 lb. ground beef (I used ground turkey)

Mix everything together, make into balls and bake 30 minutes at 350F.

While baking, make sauce. Becca said to cook for 3 minutes, but I just microwaved it until everything was incorporated.

2/3 c. apricot jam
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c. soy sauce
2/3 c. water
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp brown sugar (my own addition)

When meatballs are done, pour sauce over and bake 15 minutes. I did this and then let everything cool and reheated with rice and baby corn when Danny (finally!) got home. Leo was on a hunger strike, but Amelia loved them.

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