{Kitchen Dance} Lamb Meatballs and Roasted Butternut Squash

The past couple of months, Jehryn has been taking consistant, long naps in the afternoon. It has been a beautiful gift. I've been able to read several great books including Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn and The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith. I caught up on housework but let it fall behind again when I pulled out my oil pastels and began drawing on scraps of wood. I have been eating coffee beans that Sean roasts in our air popcorn popper. (I want him to write a post about this soon! It is such a cool process.) I have been writing poems and feeling my angst build as the seasons begin to shift.  I am thankful for this moment in time

Flock Together  Oil pastel on wood

I made a spur of the moment decision to buy ground lamb two weeks ago. (We buy our meat from Goose the Market.) I froze the package because I didn't know what I wanted to create. Eventually, I decided on meatballs with roasted butternut squash and potatoes. It was incredible. Jehryn ate each morsel with gusto and eagerly asked for more. At one point he got so giddy, he just kept saying "ball!" and laughing. I will be making this again soon!

Grain-free Lamb Meatballs
1 lb ground lamb
2 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbsp chopped oregano
1 Tbsp chopped rosemary
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 min depending upon size. 
They should be a light brown on top..

Roasted Butternut Squash
(I roasted potatoes too, but you could use and root veggie or tuber.)
Peel squash, cut in half, remove seeds.
Dice squash and place on cookie sheet or glass baking dish.
Add a few pats of butter (preferably grass-fed.)

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 min. 
Halfway through, I do my best to "turn" them so the butter coats each piece.

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One Response so far.

  1. This looks so tasty. I bought my first lamb (stew meat) a few months ago and made Indian Lamb Stew.

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