Last week I made a pact not to get on the computer after Curt got home from work and it was really great. I went to bed much earlier every night. I took a break from that rule over the weekend but I think I'll pick it back up this week. It was good for us. Technically, I shouldn't be on here right now but Curt is out for a run.
The laundry dragon has been dying a slow death today. It's about to take its dying breath since my last load is currently in the dryer. I've lost count of how many I've done so far. The last load can make or break me. Instead of finishing strong, this is when I tend to give up and let that last one sit in there for several days. That's never good.
I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. When I told Jackson what I was cooking, he said, "Yeah! Spaghetti is my favorite!" That was fun to hear. I hate to brag, y'all, but it was dern good - even despite the fact that Curt managed to get dish soap in the spaghetti noodles.
I would feel like superwoman right now, having conquered my laundry problem and fixed a home run supper for the fam, but after I showered this afternoon I never bothered to dry my hair or put on makeup, much less a real outfit. I look homeless. And I skipped my step class tonight so I could cook. And eat lots of garlic bread. You just can't do it all.
Tomorrow while Jackson is at school, Annabeth and I are going shopping for her Easter dress. I cannot wait.
Moore Family Spaghetti and Meatballs
1 large onion, chopped
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cloves of garlic
Fry in 1/8 cup olive oil and brown (on medium low heat).
Add 2 small cans tomato paste, 7 cans water. Season with 1 Tbl. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, 2 tsp. sugar, 1 bay leaf, a pinch of thyme, a pinch of basil, and 1 Tbl. white vinegar. Cook on medium to low heat and stir often.
Now get your water boiling to cook the spaghetti.
1 beaten egg
½ cup breadcrumbs
½ cup Parmesan cheese
Add a little water and mix with:
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 minced clove garlic
Dash of parsley
Season with salt and pepper and a dash of sugar.
Squish it all together with your hands and then form the meatballs. They should be about the size of donut holes. Drop in sauce, evenly distributing them throughout. Only stir very gently at this point or you will break up the meatballs.
Your water should be boiling by now, so add the spaghetti. By the time it's done, the meatballs should be cooked.