Monday, April 28, 2014

Low-Carb Meatballs

I've got another recipe for you guys!
On Sunday I was trying to come up with something to eat for supper, and I decided to make a go of the ingredients I already had. I used one pound of ground chuck, half a bag of shredded cheese, 1/4 jar of parmesan cheese, and three eggs.
Mixing up all the ingredients in a bowl, I made sure to create a consistent mixture by kneading the meat in the bowl with my hands. I then rolled the mixture into round balls, placing them evenly on a baking pan covered with aluminum foil coated in a light layer of olive oil.
I baked at 375* for 20 minutes (you might want to bake them a little longer, depending on how large the meatballs are, and then took them out of the oven to let them cool. Before eating, I sprinkled a bit more shredded cheese on top and drizzled a bit of low-carb pasta sauce on top.
Another winning recipe!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Children Crying for Hilarious Reasons

Stumbled upon this little doozy yesterday--  30 Kids Crying For the Funniest Reasons Ever .

This is kind of amazing. Let's review my top five:

{5} Sharing is for shmucks. He's older, he was probably in the cart first, and his sister looks like a serial killer. I'm gonna have to agree with the kid on this one. He should have his own leg hole.

{4} Oh, man. I get it, little buddy. I have those days too. The exhaustion kicks in and you're just so overwrought with emotion you can't understand your own logic. Also, on these days, I don't want to leave the house either.

{3} If I had a penny for every time this happened to me in college after an all-out-nighttime bender.. you wake up, and that glorious box of leftovers you've been saving has somehow disappeared.. who the hell ate my snack?!

{2} Some people (and dogs) just don't have respect for others. It's kind of like when you're trying to pass that large group of dilly-dalliers in the mall, and yet they feel the need to span the entire width of the hallway so that you can't pass. It's infuriating.

{1} GIRL! I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. I think that may be the worst news in the history of .. well, history. Bacon is delicious, and hearing someone tell you you're being cut off from eating any more.. I just can't imagine a fate more horrendous. Someone call child protective services.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

I know, it sounds strange. But this is a MUST-TRY!
First, you have to de-skin a raw salmon filet. Coat it lightly with butter and sprinkle garlic salt over the top. Then, wrap slices of uncooked bacon around the salmon (don't let the bacon overlap, or it won't cook correctly) and cook it in the oven at 400* for 20 minutes.
Then, I removed the filet from the oven and placed it in the toaster (although you can use the oven for this) and set it on broil for five minutes, before turning it over and doing the same to the other side.
And then, voila!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Low-Carb Beef Strogonoff on Cauliflower "Rice"

Hey guys!! Sorry I've been MIA all week. Work has been absolutely insane for the past two weeks.. by the end of the day all I want to do is go home and face-plant into my bed. And for the most part, that's exactly what I do.
However, I did somehow make up a new low-carb recipe (in my zombie-like phase of exhaustion) and it turned out pretty well.
I cut up a head of cauliflower and put it through the food processor, as usual, until it was a consistency between rice and mashed potatoes. I emptied the processed cauliflower into a large bowl and placed it in the microwave on regular heat for about 3 minutes. I then took the bowl out of the microwave and mixed in about 1/4 stick of butter until it had melted completely.
Then, I browned some ground beef on a skillet and added a little cream cheese and a can of cream of mushroom soup.
Once it had cooked completely, I placed the beef mixture on top of a few spoon fulls of my cauliflower "rice".
Of course, no dish is complete without cheese.. so I sprinkled some on top.
It ended up tasting like beef strogonoff on top of rice.
Another successful recipe to add to the books.