Making meatballs and mashed potatoes

We took a pound of hamburger out of the freezer at noon, and had no idea what we would make out of it. We talked about having burgers on the grill but that just wasn’t doing it for me.

A few hours later, I thought of meatballs, and decided that was what I would make. I planned to get started about 5:30 PM since TM likes to eat dinner late. Today, he surprised me by saying he was starving at about 4 PM.

So, I quickly peeled some potatoes and threw them into a kettle to boil for mashed potatoes. Then, I mixed up meatballs with seasoned bread crumbs, eggs, spices, and a little milk. I used a small scoop to form them into balls and then finished them by hand. Baking meatballs is such a stress-free way to a delicious dinner.

I mashed the potatoes with butter, milk and sour cream. We probably also should have had a vegetable, but we didn’t. We did have a few pieces of pickled okra, so maybe that counts?

I don’t really have a recipe to share for either of the items on the menu. I would encourage you to just give it a go. For the potatoes, just add sour cream and/or milk until it looks like a consistency that you’ll like.

For the meatballs, if you use a pound of hamburger, you need about a half cup of whole wheat bread crumbs, an egg, about a 1/4 cup of milk and any seasonings that sound good to you. Bake them in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.