Wow, July is going by crazy fast!
I just realized that we are closer in the year to next Christmas than we are to last Christmas, WHAT? It feels like we just put away the decorations and now it won’t be long before we’re breaking them out again, craziness!
So this last week was so busy for me but I had a lot of fun meeting so many new people, both from here in Chile and from the States. Of course, the mix of cultures made me realize that I seriously need to step it up on learning my Spanish. I honestly don’t use it very much because I’m a loser and I need to get out more. It’s ridiculous though, that I can’t speak it better after living here this long. I’m going to go find an ostrich hole to put my head in……
Yep, it was a good week and, as everyone expected, I spent a ton of time cooking and in the kitchen. However, I think I shocked my family by actually cramming in most of my to-do list ahead of time and spending a long time playing games and just hanging with everyone. According to my younger sibs I’m too boring to do this anymore so they were surprised. It was a blast.
So, meatballs people, what’s up! I made these last week for our shindig and I realized it has been way too long since the last time I made meatballs for the blog and also that I’ve never posted this recipe. Teriyaki sauce is such an awesome staple to have on hand because it makes a great base flavor to all of your Asian dishes even if you want to add in other flavors. Plus, these meatballs are an equally basic recipe that can go with any sauce you want to put on them.
I’ve never understood the meatball vs meatloaf thing, by the way. Why are meatballs considered a suitable appetizer at a fancy dinner party while their larger cousin is so heavily frowned upon? I think it’s unfair, but I must say I’ve been afraid to mess with meatloaf because of this. I’ve never actually made one and I don’t know if I ever will. Hmmm, maybe someday I can pull it off in a little polka dot apron with a toddler on my hip, but as for now I think I’ll stick with the safer choice of meatballs.
Something I love about these meatballs is that they can serve as an appetizer like I already mentioned or as an entree with your favorite sides like rice and steamed veggies. Hope you like them!
Ingredients Instructions Notes You can make these ahead of time and freeze for a quick weeknight dinner.
You can make these ahead of time and freeze for a quick weeknight dinner.