Tonight I made my second meal from the E-Mealz program, and it was culinary deliciousness. Super easy too. Meal 2 called for Swedish Meatballs and gravy, steamed green beans and dinner rolls (although I left out the rolls – we have enough carb-related ‘rolls’ in this house). I started on the meatballs ( I used ground turkey instead of beef) after work and while it was a super easy recipe, it took me what seemed like forever to roll all those little balls of meaty goodness (the recipe is doubled because I’m supposed to use the remainder for Wednesday night’s dinner). I think next time I’ll make the meatballs the weekend before and free them all. Then on to the gravy, made with onion soup mix. Super easy again, and it thickened right up! Boiled the egg noodles, steam the green beans and voila! Dinner is served!
I had been “preparing”
planting subliminal messages Jaidin all day – talking about our yummy dinner and how much she was going to love it. When we sat down at the table, she apprehensively took the first bite…..and then completely demolished everything on her plate! About half way through dinner Jon turned to me and said “Are those slivers of onion in the gravy?” A look of terror shot across Jaidin’s face as I shot her father the death look. “No”, I lied. “It’s the same mix I use when I cook pot roast”, which isn’t a lie, but she loves my pot roast and has no idea there are onions in it. “Ok ” she said. Back to eating. Crisis diverted!
For dessert, I made a strawberry cobbler that a friend had recommended on Facebook. Here’s the link to the recipe. I didn’t have any fresh strawberries, so I used frozen (thawed) and it turned out fine. Will definitely be making this again 🙂