I have a great treat for you today! I asked Maria from Rainy Day Farm to do a guest post today. She is a cute farm gal whose blog I have fell in love with. You must check it out. So without further ado…
Hi! It’s me Rainy Day Farm today. To see Mandy’s regular post head on over to Rainy Day Farm and check it out as we are doing a blog swap for the day!
Just a quick background for the purees. Just buy a bunch of veggies, like butternut squash, summer squash, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. and either steam them, or bake them in the oven until fork tender. Put the hot veggies in your food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. When frozen put in a freezer Ziploc bag and you are ready for all the recipes in the Deceptively Delicious cookbook.
3 oz. bow tie pasta shapes (you can buy whole wheat for extra nutrition)
1 T. Olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (28oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes, with juice
(you can use any kind of canned tomato, they all work)
1/4 c. carrot puree
1/4 c. butternut squash puree
1/4 c. broccoli puree
1/4 c. cauliflower puree(you could use squash too)
1 1/2 t. salt
3 c. broth (chicken or beef is fine)
2 c. dry bread crumbs (I like Italian)
1/4 c. dried onions
1 T. salt
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. pepper
4 lbs. lean ground beef
In a large mixing bowl beat eggs. Add Hamburger and work eggs in with your hands. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with your hands. Shape into 1 in. balls and place on an ungreased pan. I use a jelly roll pan with sides to stop the grease from dripping in my oven. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes, or until meatballs or cooked completely through. Drain grease and cool. Place in freezer bags and store in freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed my guest post today and come visit me often. We love new friends here on the farm!