09 August 2009
I made vegetarian meatballs last night, and they were amazing. I'd been thinking about them for awhile, and yesterday I needed to use up some [fake] sausage that had been open in the fridge for a few days. I made up the recipe, based loosely on my mom's advice and a few recipes that I found online. [Fake] ground beef, [fake] sausage, breadcrumbs [that I've been saving for the past couple months!], 1 egg [probably could do 2 next time], minced onions, minced garlic, basil, oregano, thyme. Possibly something else? I made a simple tomato sauce to go with it, and we ate it with a mix of fettuccine and the last of the spaghetti. Nathan ate a ton of the meatballs, which I take as a good sign when it comes to vegetarian things I cook.
Also, I went to the Wisconsin State Fair on Friday with Frank and Katie. Wait, let me rephrase that--Frank and Katie mentioned going to the State Fair at the bar on Thursday night, and I immediately invited myself along, because I wanted to go to the Fair, dammit! I took a ridiculous amount of photos, I saw cattle, chicken, rabbits, award-winning jam, and a bunch of quilts also. And oh, did I eat a lot. Cream puffs are just... overwhelming. I was halfway through it before I realized I should've taken a photo. It was amazing and very very sweet. The day was pretty great overall, though the intermittent rain got more and more annoying as the day went on.
Fun stuff! It's been fairly hot here this weekend, so we turned the AC on for the first time this summer. Best birthday present ever. Definitely planning to keep it on all day again; two days of AC all summer isn't so bad for the environment, right?