I've been baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes since my son was born 18 years ago and now I'm doing the same for my 6 year old and others. I love eating and baking desserts, but my favourite thing to do is create a little piece of art on an edible canvas. Like all mums my days are always busy running around for everyone else so when I get some 'me' time I relax by either baking or making sugarpaste decorations for cakes and cupcakes. For those other mums out there who love everything CAKE I'll post some recipes,ideas and photos of decorations that can be handmade at home...sorry if I don't post every day it's sometimes hard to escape into solitary!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Penne with Meatballs Recipe

My daughter is a fussy eater and won't eat spaghetti bolognese like all other kids do. Normally, plain pasta with olive oil and a few steamed vegetables is all she will eat. This recipe though seems to work for her so I'm posting it for other mums with fussy eater.
The meatballs contain hidden vegetables...

500g Veal and Pork mince
1/2 tspn crushed garlic
3 drops of tabasco
1 tlbspn Soy sauce
salt & pepper to taste
1 grated carrot
1 grated zucchini with skin
1 medium onion,diced finely
1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs ( add more if mixture too moist)

Mix all ingredients together and roll into golf sized balls. Leave to rest in fridge for about 30 minutes.

Pasta Sauce with Vegetables

1 x Jar pasta Sauce
1 grated carrot
2 sticks of celery
1 medium onion,diced finely
1/2 tspn crushed garlic
2 tlbspns olive oil

On low heat saute onions, vegetables and garlic until softened. Add Pasta Sauce and 1/2 jar of water.
Cook slowly while shallow frying the meatballs. Add as many meatballs to the sauce you wish and leave the rest to put on top of the final dish.

Meanwhile boil water for penne and cook according to instruction on packet.

Mix sauce over cooked pasta and place remaining meatballs to serve.

Let me know what you think!!!

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