Thursday, January 21, 2016

comforting healing hearts

Yesterday was a very testing day as we waited and prayed for a miracle to take place for our dear friends and their unborn baby boy. When your world is shaken by potentially terrible news and you're left waiting for hours on test results, it can not only be terrifying, but also exhausting. 
A miracle did happen and our sweet, sweet friend is safe and healthy along with her baby boy. Days like yesterday always paralyze me in a state of mind where I can't focus on anything except prayer. The house was a mess at the end of the day, no laundry was cleaned, no dishes washed, but our prayers were answered and we are so blessed! 
They get to come home later today and to relieve them of worrying about what to make dinner we took care of it for them. I've said before food is love and it's a great display of sharing your heart and comforting theirs. One of our favorite comfort meals is spaghetti with homemade meatballs. Another recipe from the old Better Homes and Garden cookbook my mom gave me. Funny story about it though, my mom and I thought we had the same cookbook, but we don't. They're different prints and there are missing ingredients!!! So after spending an afternoon on the phone going through each recipe we use, I scribbled in mine and she scribbled in hers. We added ingredients and swapped some out. So the original recipes that were printed in those cookbooks are no longer, they've been recreated by me and mom and I love it.
Homemade Italian Meatballs 
1/2 lb Ground Hamburger
1/2 lb Mild Italian Ground Sausage
4 slices Bread, soaked
2 Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Basil, dried
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 Parmesan Cheese, grated 

 Soak bread in water, then squeeze out moisture. Add remaining ingredients, except meat. Mix well and then fold in hamburger and sausage. Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop meatball mixture on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
Bake 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. 

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