Meatball Monday

My husband loves meat. Meat can get expensive. Pasta is cheap. Spaghetti sauce is mostly cheap. Thus was born at our house Meatball Monday.

(These are not my meatballs, but they could be!)

Every Monday we have spaghetti and meatballs. Hubby loves it because he gets meat. I love it because I can make one very large batch of meatballs and freeze them. Reheating them is as simple as tossing the meatballs in the sauce to simmer for about 20 minutes. Easy Monday meal means there's a better chance that we'll put some thought into our Family Home Evening. Win - win - WIN.

Monday Meatballs
(Original healthier recipe from Alicia, unhealthy recipe notes are all mine)

Mix the following ingredients with 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites (or just 2 whole eggs):
1 lb ground turkey breast
1/2 lb lean ground pork
(Or 1 1/2 lbs of whatever ground meat you have around -- turkey, sausage, hamburger...) 
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (or more!)
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (or more!)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper (or more!)
Minced onions, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Mix well and roll into balls (just smaller than a ping pong ball). Place on cookie sheet, not touching. (Because we use fattier meats, we place our wire cooling rack on the cookie sheet and place the meatballs on that to allow the fat to drip off.) Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Add to simmering sauce for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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