Spaghetti Saturday

Today was a classic lazy Saturday, which meant we were not leaving our apartment for anything. However, we still needed to eat dinner but didn’t want to put much effort in. So what’s easy to make but still delicious? Spaghetti. Always spaghetti.

The last time we had spaghetti was back in December and I had made a ton of Italian meatballs. I packaged and froze the remaining meatballs to use at a later date. Well, today was the day for those meatballs to shine. All I had to do was thaw and fry them. All in all, dinner was ready in 15-20 minutes when it looks like I spent hours.
For the sauce I chopped up some red onion and cooked it in some Malbec. After that I added in some of my favorite sauce (Newman’s Own Fire Roasted Tomato & Garlic). I also decided to make some super easy garlic knots to complete the meal.



Italian Meatballs
1 lb ground turkey
1 lb ground beef
1 ¼ cups Italian Panko bread crumbs
1 tsp kosher salt
1-2 Tbsp garlic powder
1-2 tsp ground pepper
1-2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 egg
2-3 Tbsp parmesan cheese

1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Roll mixture into balls.
3. Either fry on medium/high heat or package to freeze.
(This should make 18-24 meatballs, depending on size)

Garlic Knots
1 can Pillsbury biscuits
garlic powder
¼ cup margarine, melted

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Roll out biscuits to 8-10 inches and rub with garlic powder.
3. Tie the biscuit rope into a knot.
4. Brush with melted butter and top with more garlic powder if desired.


Creatively Display Your Wine Addiction

I, like many people, absolutely love wine. But what am I supposed to do with all the wine bottles I go through? Sure, there’s recycling, but what’s the fun in that? The solution is simple: make a cutesy decoration for the house. You can find many different ideas on Pinterest. I decided to make something to go on top of my refrigerator to add a little pop to the kitchen.

I set off to Hobby Lobby to get some supplies, which included a hot glue gun, lace ribbon, silk ribbon, buttons, a huge flower, some beading, and twine. All it takes is some determination, a little creativity, and a few hours of your time. Here’s the result:
The most difficult and time consuming part of this was creating the lace flowers for the “l” bottle. I found this tutorial to be most helpful. It’s also helpful to put a dab of glue on the bottle every once in a while to help keep the twine in place. Best of luck creatively displaying your wine addiction!