Bella helped me make the meatballs. We mixed together 1 pound ground turkey, 1 small onion chopped, 1 egg, 1/4 cup chopped bacon, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 3 cloves garlic minced, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs.
Rolled them up and baked them at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes then added them to a pot with about a cup of organic beef broth and simmered another 20 minutes. I initially had the lid on so that they could braise a bit and get extra moist, then I removed the lid so the sauce could reduce a bit.
Just a little note on a little experience I had this morning on the way to daycare around 6:15 a.m. while sitting at a traffic light facing east. The light was taking forever, but I didn't mind. I was completely contented watching the beautiful sunrise. I've always loved the sunrise, it seems much more quiet and peaceful than sunset.
There was a slight mist on the little valley below and the layers of clouds reflected such brilliant colors. I sat there and looked upon the whole landscape, realizing how large this picturesque scene was and its complete beauty. I thought, "How many people just do their thing, and not see this and how many times have I done so as well?" I told myself to take it all in and never forget while promising to always appreciate what is always sitting right there in front of me. Whether it be the vastness and grandeur of the beautiful sky or the little giggles of my children playing in the tub, it's all here to be experienced and cherished. Be present, look and listen.