Meaty muffins

Sunday dinner means home cooking. It is cold, windy, and a little snowy so after a long day we went with meatloaf for family dinner. David made a smokey cheeseburger meatloaf and I made Italian meaty produce-filled muffins for myself. 

6 oz beef-pork 50-50 mix
1/2 green onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 small medium onion, coarsely chopped 
1 egg white
1/8 cup breadcrumbs
Spaghetti sauce 
Italian seasoning to taste

Pretty easy stuff - I mixed up all of the ingredients in my melamine bowl. I didn't measure the sauce out, but probably between 1/4 and 1/2 cup. I actually used a little too much - or I just needed a little more breadcrumb binder. I split this up into three spots in my muffin tin and spooned some additional sauce on top. I baked these for about 25 minutes. 

David's meatloaf was good, mine was better. It hit the spot with a salad, peas, and some mashed potatoes. I split the three muffins into two hearty servings and am looking forward to leftovers for lunch. Only thing missing was a little cheese in the mix. 



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Pasta al' Amatriciana

I almost got the sauce right this time, but put way too mimics heat too it. I think I've got the secret figured out so next time might be the one. 

This was our favorite dish in Italy during our honeymoon, so I will master it. The first secret seems to be pancetta from Penn Mac in the Strip District. Once I master the sauce we will bring in homemade pasta. Yummmmmay. 

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Skinny Swedish meatballs on tap tonight. They were a team effort, although I think david isn't very impressed. :(.  I thought it was decent, filled a comfort food need on a cold wintery day.