I love spaghetti. To me, it's the ultimate comfort food - a big bowl of spaghetti and homemade marinara sauce. Delish! I made it for dinner on Monday night and Zack took a bite, then looked at me timidly and said "Honey, can we maybe have more vegetables in our meals?"
So, accommodating wonderful girlfriend that I am, I decided to humor him (without sacrificing my spaghetti). I saw Rachael Ray make Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs a few weeks ago and decided that the high veggie content made it the perfect choice to show Zack that I listen to his requests and am super healthy. I'm not typing out the whole recipe for you since I can just link to it here (also, I was really hungry when I was making this and did not have the patience to pause and take a lot of pictures).
However, I did take some pictures of my meatballs before and after. Here they are, just uncooked globs of ground pork, egg, puffed rice cereal (which was ground to dust in my food processor), tamari, chopped scallions and Chinese five spice powder:
Now here they are after they've been in the oven!
They were super good. I loved them. They were especially tasty with all these veggies:
These are scallions, garlic, red bell pepper and snow peas all chopped up. there was supposed to be ginger as well, but I forgot to buy it. Whoops. Then if that's not enough, you add all this spinach!
Yum. I love spinach. It's so healthy. As is the whole wheat spaghetti that I used in this dish. So, I kept my spaghetti and added many veggies and everybody was happy. Yay!