Mix all ingredients together with your hands

Mix all ingredients together with your hands

Mix all ingredients together with your hands

Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey or pork (I used lean beef) 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used quick-cook oats) 1 small, tart apple, such as granny smith, peeled and grated 1/2 small onion, grated 1/2 cup chopped parsley (Instead I used mint and tarragon) 1 egg, beaten 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper I also added cinnamon and a pinch of ground clove

Mold into small balls and place on an oiled baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes, turning the meatballs halfway through.

While these were baking, I made some vegetable linguini. I was going to make couscous (next time I probably will) but I wanted the good vitamins and nutrients out of the vegetable linguini.

Ingredients 1/4 cup Red Wine 1/8 cup BBQ Sauce (I used a Michigan Cherry one for more fruit flavour) 1.5 T Teriyaki Sauce A splash of Brandy 1 T Applesauce (or in my case I actually processed some extra apple chunks into mine) 1/2 small Apple, sliced 1/2 T chopped Tarragon Pinch of Cardamom 1.5 T Brown Sugar S&P to taste

I blended all the sauce ingredients in a processor except for the sliced apples. I poured the sauce into a pan, added the apples, and allowed it to reduce a bit until it was the thickness I wanted. I added some baby spinach and allowed that to wilt. I took it off of the heat and poured it on top of the meatballs and vegetable linguini.

*I always enjoy my apple and meat combinations. I miss my Captain Morgan’s Tattoo rum (my husband doesn’t even like it, but drank it all one night when he was desperate), it goes SO well in apple sauces. I always try to compensate with other alcohols and it never matches the awesome spices in that particular dark rum. Otherwise, if you had nothing to compare this to, it would be really amazing hehe!

This is the only luxury I am asking for

I finally called my dad today. I had to break it to him that I was getting a divorce for the same reason my mother divorced him. It was really hard for him to take. He wants to see me for dinner sometime this week. We will talk over possible money/finance issues during that time. He knows I’ll pay him back, but I doubt he’ll take my money. He doesn’t need it. He can afford to give me $400 for a deposit. And even then, he’ll get it back when I eventually move out of my apartment.

I hope to get an apartment that faces East so I can watch the sunrise. A window to the East. I hope it isn’t too much to ask…

I like snow again

I remember being a kid and, on snow days off from school, would just play outside in the snow for hours and hours and hours. Granted, we were pretty bundled up in out little snowsuits and had somewhat of a limited mobility in them, but forts had to be dug! Snowmen had to be built! And snowballs must be thrown! I didn’t mind the cold, I hardly felt it.

When I lost too much weight last year I also lost my ability to appreciate cold weather. Ultimately, I found snow in particular to be absolutely horrid. I couldn’t see it as beautiful because I knew it would just make it wet and cold and miserable outside. I would just hole myself up in my workroom (the warmest room of the house) and let everyone else go have fun outdoors without me.

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