This month was a ton of fun in the Kitchen. It was a great example of how something basic, like the meatball, can be turned into something fun and creative!
The June Daring Cooks’ challenge sure kept us rolling – meatballs, that is! Shelley from C Mom Cook and Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to try meatballs from around the world and to create our own meatball meal celebrating a culture or cuisine of our own choice.
Oh yeah - it was also fun because my sister and I got to host it!
When we were trying to decide what our challenge would be, Auntie Twin, a.k.a. CMomCook, a.k.a. Shelley, and I kept coming back to basics. I was hesitant about meatballs because, well, the name says it: meatballs. What would us vegetarians do? Then she decided to give the challenge the working title of "roundish ground stuff," and I got over my hesitation. This was going to be fun.
If you want to read the whole post and recipes, check it out here.
For now, I will just share with you what I made in preparing for the challenge.
First were the Florentine cannellini bean and spinach balls:
Next were quinoa and spinach balls:
I did make one type of actual meatball, since I was visiting my parents' home. These are sweet and sour meatballs using a combination of beef and turkey:
Vegan tofu balls:
Thank you to Shelley for all of your hard work this month. And thank you to all of the amazing Daring Cooks who participated!! Check out what they did here!