Friday, February 26, 2010


This is what I did yesterday morning instead of doing the things I was supposed to do....meal planning!

Sometimes I get the urge to play chef. So I get out all my books and magazines to see what delicious new things I can make.

Last night I made a meatball soup kind of thing - from Rachel Ray's magazine.
It was tasty and healthy - great for a cold night as well.

AND the ingredients were pretty simple:
Kale, oregano, meat and garlic were the main items.

So you combine the oregano and meat and salt and pepper. (I added some onion powder and bread crumbs ;)
Form them into 1/2 inch meatballs.

Chop up a whole head of garlic. Cook it on low heat for about 7 min. with 2 T of EVOO and 1 T of water.

Add 3 C of water and bring to a boil. Then simmer for about 5 min.

Add the meatballs, cover and simmer for 10 min.

I stirred them around about halfway through.

Then add the Kale. Cover and simmer for 10 more min.

Season with S and P and serve. I added some Parmesan cheese on top that I had left over.
I would have served it with some crunchy bread if I had any, but I didn't. It was good anyway - and pretty healthy I think.

Simple and tasty.


  1. Looks delicious.. Love Rachel's simple recipes. She has encouraged me to be bold and try more things.. :) thanks for sharing

  2. wow i think i can do this that sounds awesome.

  3. Looks tastey!
    I did a similar soup with white beans and soy sausage!!! I think my husband would prefer your version:)