We are used to Northwest fall weather- crisp mornings, rainy mid-Octobers, and beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows. So far in Denver this fall the weather has been sunny, warm (upper 70’s to mid 80’s), and generally brown with hints of yellow. I miss home….terribly.
This week has just started to feel like fall around here. It’s been raining the last two days and he colors in our new neighborhood have really started to turn. There is a huge leafy tree (have no idea what its called) that turned a deep shade of red this week. Leaves are falling on the ground, coating cars and the sidewalks. We turned the heat on for the first time today. Made me want to snuggle on the couch with a blanket and a hot cup of tea.
Since I had the day off I decided I’d make some soup. Something hearty to get us into the fall spirit. When my mother in law came to visit us last February, when we were all sicker than dogs, she made a lovely Dutch meatball soup. I had her email me over the recipe today so I could go get all the goods at the store.
Made with ground beef or turkey, chicken stock, veggies and vermicelli pasta, it’s like chicken noodle with with tiny meatballs. I gave my Rada chef knife a good sharpen and diced some carrots, celery, and onion. Can someone please get me some onion goggles for Christmas. It stings and I cry….EVERY TIME. Anyway, I sure do love my Rada knives. They were a wedding present from some friends of my Auntie’s and although they’ve lost their bright brushed silver lustre they still cut like a dream. My Rada veggie peeler is my favorite too. I have an OXO one that always jams and the handle hits when peeling most everything too. No jamming and seemless peeling with the Rada- I highly recommend it. Just remember- Because of their finish, Rada knives are hand wash only!
Making the meatballs was fairly easy. Cornmeal, ground beef, worcestershire, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Roll ’em up into marble size balls. Started strong…
20 minutes later I had all of these!
Aaaannnd…..that’s all I have. Because I just got to cooking and forgot to take pictures of the finished product! And then we ate it. More like slurped it. Plenty of leftovers, which my mother in law says are great for freezing. This was a great rainy night dinner which I’m sure we’ll make again.
Here’s the full recipe (credit to Sandie, but not sure where the original came from)