My boys are getting big, too fast! Our busy days of work and school seem to fly by and find myself desperately trying to find little moments to make memories and share time with them. One way I’m finding is to share the cooking with them. Mylittlest man is what we call a “maker” in the house. He loves to be in the kitchen pouring, mixing, tasting.
We’ve been having fun with some kid friendly recipes and I’m trying to remember to snap a few pics to share. But just because it’s a kid friendly recipe doesn’t mean adult won’t enjoy the yummy end results!
My hubby is a hunter so our freezer is full of healthy low fat protein rich venison. While I made these meatballs with venison, you could use regular ground beef for a delicious twist on an Italian classic!
1 lb ground venison
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 TBSP worstershire sauce
1-2 TBSP pureed carrots (yes sneeak those veggie in when they’re not looking)
1-2 tsp cumin (to taste)
1-2 tsp italian seasoning
1 TBSP minced garlic
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Let you little one use their hands-they’ll love it!
3. Form into 1″ balls. I use a 1″ cookie scoop then drop it into the little-ones hands to press and form into a tight ball.
4. Place on cookie sheet (I like to line mine with parchment paper as it makes for a lot less scrubbing after baking!)
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
The flavor of these are amazing. I topped with a favorite marinara and some grated parmesan….mmmmmm! Serve with a veggie or side salad. OR add these to the top of your spagetti or on a hoagie for a sandwich.