I am going to try Rissoles this coming week. Since daughter loves meatloaf,
she might like these. And unless someone tells me otherwise why this would
not work, I plan to make tiny ones like slider sized. I am not using an
actual recipe but sort of a compilation of stuff that I saw on the Internet.
Ground beef, (have two pounds out warming to room temp.), one onion, red and
green bell pepper, carrot, zucchini, summer squash, parsley, oregano,
garlic, salt, pepper, ketchup and mustard. I do have more beef if it looks
like they will need it. Because I love veggies so much I tend to put too
many in and although we still like the end result, it won't taste much like
meat. I have only whole wheat and sweet rice flour. Intend to use the
sweet rice flour to dust with, again unless someone tells me otherwise. It
just seems like the whole wheat flour might have the wrong texture. I am
not adding any starchy fillers to the mix nor am I adding egg, which is
another reason why I am going to keep them tiny. I figure they might hold
I kept the trimmings and put them in a bag in the freezer for stock.
I also froze the remains of a loaf of bread so I can make a cheese strata
when my husband comes home. Am also going to see if I can find a breakfast
casserole that doesn't use meat. I used to make that a lot and used sausage
but with the gout thing I am trying to cut back on the meat I serve when he
is home. Daughter and I liked the South Beach stuffing the first couple of
times that I made it but we quickly grew sick of it and husband didn't like
it at all. Not sure what all else I can use bread for. We don't eat bread
pudding and we're not into croutons.
Got the freezer stocked with some veggies from Target. Daughter was not
pleased with some of my choices but I told her that we needed to expand our
veggie horizons. Will also cook up a pound of dried beans.
I plan to make the whole wheat and sweet potato gnocchi. Daughter turned up
her nose at it but I told her that she will have to try eating one. I am
not so sure I will like them. Even though I like the concept of gnocchi, I
have never had any that I liked. Granted I only tried the dried ones twice
and got them at a restaurant in Reno but the seemed just like the dried
ones. And my in-laws have told me those are not so good. Yes, these that I
have are dried ones too. Well if we don't like them, it's no great loss.
They didn't cost much. And I can always cook a little pasta rather quickly
if we don't.
Now I just have to continue my quest for some kind of chicken that daughter
will eat. She will eat it at a restaurant and in some cases I am pretty
sure they are just heating up a precooked frozen chicken breast. But when I
buy those, she won't eat them.