Did you get my joke there? Instead of a “Rockin'” NYE, I said a “Moroccan” NYE! Tim has already declared 2015 the year of the bad joke after I made some comment this morning about, “If this kitchen’s Moroccan, don’t come a knockin.”
So, yes, I made a Moroccan dish last night – Moroccan-Style Lamb Meatballs, to be precise. They turned out pretty tasty (the sauce especially) but my favorite lamb meatball recipe is still this one. These meatballs weren’t a lot of work, per say, but they did take a sh!tload of spices – thirteen to be exact. And when it was all said and done, you couldn’t really taste them in the end product. The meatballs might be more flavorful today though.
That’s how we celebrated our New Year’s Eve. I found a NYE Dance Party mix on iTunes radio, and Tim and I cleaned the kitchen, cooked, cleaned the kitchen again, made a drink, watched Gilmore Girls while crocheting a scarf, made another drink, watched The Labyrinth, and then went to bed at like 11PM. It was actually a really enjoyable night (from the perspective of two complete homebodies). And as a bonus, I feel great today!
I tried another new recipe this week: Oven Baked Chowder. Although this recipe is expensive (1.5 lbs of tilapia was about $15), this one is a definite keeper. The chowder turned out super flavorful and delicious. Next time I make it, however, I will cook it in our dutch oven. We ran out of room in the 8 X 11 pan. Also, I would add a whole cup of coconut milk to make the sauce even more creamy.
How was your New Year’s Eve? Any big plans or goals for 2015? Tim and I discussed last night that we are going to try to reign in our eating out to only 2 times per week. It will help us save money and calories. That’s about it for us!
Hope you are having a great January 1, 2015. The future is now, Man!!