You know what I love? Making food.
What I could do with a little less of? Making ingredients.
For example, one of my favorite things to make are cake pops. I’m not a big fan of cake by itself, though, so rather than taking a long time to perfect a cake recipe to turn into cake pops, I just use cake mix. It’s quick, simple, and the end result is still pretty tasty.
I culled this recipe from a cookbook collecting dishes from that one Bobby Flay show (not Flay’s recipe, bee tee dubs). The thing that attracted me to the recipe was the first step – making your own meatballs. The only pasta sauce I’ve ever made comes from canned tomato paste with a few spices thrown in. The idea of actually making my own seasoned meatballs really appealed to me.
…but then I just had to crumble the balls up so that they’d fit between the layers of lasagna noodles.
Hey, don’t get me wrong – this is real good lasagna. It just, you know, takes for-bleedin’-ever. Next time, I’mma just make spaghetti and meatballs.