Which means, it’s almost Friday, which trails to Saturday (which is when my Ace and I head to Julian and have a fun day of adventures!), which leads to Sunday, when Alex returns from Colorado and I won’t have to be alone in the condo anymore! WOOO!
You know, it’s interesting, because I see my roomie/bestie everyday….we live together. We work together. We hang out together outside of home and work! But, she leaves for more than a night, and I get all bored and lonely. It kinda cracks me up! But on the bright side, my visions of her boyfriend meeting her dad have brought several smiles to my face…so I’m good!
I promised the mini spinach and mozzarella meatloaf recipe for the past 2-3 posts, and so here I am to deliver!
Sondra’s Mini Spinach and Mozzarella MeatCakes:
What you need:
1 lb ground turkey (or beef, if that’s your thing)
Salt and Pepper
2 tblsp worchestire sauce
1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese
2 cups spinach
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, diced finely
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
What You Need to Do:
Combine all inrgedients, except the last 4, in a bowl. Mix with hands, and set in fridge. In skillet, saute garlic and spinach in 2 tsp olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Using muffin tins, set up your meatcake base. Press meat mixture into bottom and sides of cupcake pan, leaving space in the middle.
To each base, add a tbsp or so of the sauteed spinach.
Add shredded cheese to filling:
With remaining meat mixture form thin patties with hands, and cover meatcakes, as pictured:
Top with any extra shredded mozzarella for the last 5 minutes or so of baking! and Voila! Dinner! I kinda got a little excited, and was really hungry when they were finished, and I didn’t think about taking a photo of the finished product until after I had packed them up for the potluck. My apologies. 🙂
Bake at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. I usually cut into the side of one to check for pinkness. Depending on what kind of stove you’re using, cook times will vary. This recipe is simple, savory, and as my boss pointed out at the Thanksgiving potluck, gluten free. I don’t use breadcrumbs or anything like that, because I’ve noticed products with those fillers make me feel pretty gross after I eat them. Premade turkey meatballs and I are NOT friends. But if I make my own, I do just fine! So, the choice is yours when it comes to that. Also, I don’t top mine with BBQ sauce or anything, but you can! you don’t like onions, take them out. You want more, put them in! It’s pretty freestyle, in my kitchen!
My favorite way to serve these is with mashed potatoes, and green beans or asparagus. I’ve definitely altered the recipe since my pre-op days. But people still ask for the recipe even years later! So, hopefully you all enjoy. The instructions aren’t very strict, but that’s because it’s easy to put your own spin on it. I’ve done bacon on top of them before, I’ve added tomatoes to the filling….theres all kinds of variations. But you just can’t beat melty cheese and sauteed spinach in every bite! Let me know if you try it!
Moving on to Victory:
I stepped on the scale this morning, and it read 221 lbs.
Yes, 221 lbs. Meaning, I’ve lost 84 lbs since VSG Surgery, and I am 16 lbs away from the 100 lb mark. I am hoping to reach 100 lbs lost by January 10th, when Alex and I do our photo shoots with the San Diego Boudoir Divas. Although, if that’s the case, I’ll definitely need to buy a new outfit for the shoot…because mine is already bagging in the wrong places. Lol. Also, it’d be an awesome goal to reach before our next Vegas trip in January! WOOO!
Again, I need to thank everyone for being a huge source of my support and motivation along the road on this journey. I have been blessed to bring old friends with me, and make new ones along the way. I am doing all that I can to incorporate time into my day to devote to SeeSondraSlim, in the hopes that I can use it as a platform to fight the issues Obesity is causing in our society. For every “like” on Facebook, for every comment on a blog entry, and for every encouraging word…I am beyond thankful!
In the works? SeeSondraSlim YouTube channel with product reviews, shopping tips, and more! I am very excited to start this part of the movement, and cannot wait to share it with all of you!
In the meantime, I need to get to work! After work, I’m hititng the gym! WOOT WOOT! Let’s get it!
I hope everyone has an awesome day!
‘Til Next Time!