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Menu Plan for Fall II: Week 10, Monday

Spaghetti with Ginger Meatballs
Brussels Sprouts with Butter and Pepper

Cooking time: 35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     I've been playing with meatballs lately. Time to have them with spaghetti.....

Spaghetti with Ginger Meatballs

Total time: 35 minutes
    Fresh ginger and a bit of soy sauce add a subtle Asian flavor to these meatballs.

Ginger Meatballs on Spaghetti Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Buttered Brussels Sprouts  

Total time: 25 minutes
    Sometimes simple is best.... Or, at least, as good.  Lightly steamed Sprouts, tossed with butter, thyme and salt.  Simple, delicious.

Buttered Brussels Sprouts Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, pot and colander for pasta,
saucepan with steamer basket and lid, plate

Put water on high heat for pasta
Mince garlic, ginger, divide in half
Roughly chop onion
Mince 1/4 onion
Roughly chop pepper
Beat egg with fork
Add crumbs, mustard, soy, vinegar, mix
Add half ginger, garlic, herbs, 1/4 onion, mix
Add beef, mix
Make meatballs, leave on plate

Sauté paprika
Sauté onion, garlic, ginger, pepper for sauce
Chop tomatoes, reserve juices
Trim Brussels sprouts
Add tomatoes, sauce, soy sauce, paste, herbs
to sauce, simmer
Add meatballs, cover, simmer
Cook pasta
Steam Brussels sprouts
Turn the meatballs
Remove Brussels sprouts
Melt butter, add herbs, salt, pepper
Add sprouts to butter, sauté 1-2 min, stirring
Drain pasta, arrange in bowl
Spoon meat balls over pasta, serve