Sesame Ginger Meatballs (or that's at least what I'm calling them), sweet potato, salad, and some fresh brewed Chai for dessert. My boyfriend's on a low-sodium regimen, so we went with the salad dressing that had the lowest amount of sodium. The flip side - it has high fructose corn syrup and sugar in it.... why, I do not know. It's raspberry walnut... it should be pretty darn sweet on its own.
So here's the breakdown:
organic spring mix with lots of baby spinach
some cherry tomatoes
Rasberry Walnut dressing
about 1 lb of ground beef
2 spoonfuls of garlic
about 1/4 sweet onion minced
red pepper flakes (...1/4 tsp?)
paprika (not a lot...)
ginger (1/8 tsp?)
sesame seeds (... I covered the meat in the bowl with them, probably about 2 tbsp)
cook in sesame oil - throw in the sweet potato and some more minced onion about half way through cooking. I didn't put salt in here, but they needed a little bit of salting.
I'm only putting this because it took me and my roommate several tries to get it tasting like the yummy store-bought stuff. I brewed about two mugs' worth in a pot and then addd about a tablespoon of honey before whipping in the heavy cream (1 cup). It's not exactly like the store-bought stuff, but it's pretty good! It's a little watery...
I'm really pleased with the meatballs, especially since the last time (being the first time...) they were really dry. These really just needed a tiny bit of salt to bring out the spices, and maybe could have used a bit more oil. I put the oil in the pan when I fried them... maybe I should try mixing it in with the meat? I have no idea. Also, the sweet potatoes needed a tiny bit of salt as well, but not a lot.
So yeah, yummy treats. I'm pleased. Also, Merry (late) Christmas!