Here are the recipes we cooked tonight for our Jamie's Food Revolution Cook-along

I have never made meatballs before. It was mostly successful, the kids ate it up.  The only part I didn’t like for a weeknight meal is the amount of prep time. Making the meatballs took a while and then cooking them all took a while.  All told, it was probably at least an hour of hands on time.  I think next time I will make the meatballs ahead of time.  I didn’t have any cream crackers so I used 2 slices of stale sour dough bread that I ran through the blender.  I really like tomato sauce with fresh basil, it is so much yummier than dried herbs!  It doesn’t make much sauce, so I might double that portion next time.  

Dressed Green Salad I really like Jamie Oliver’s ideas on salad.  He says to go buy a few different heads of lettuce and then pre-wash it all so it is ready to go when it is time, like a bagged salad but cheaper and fresher and customized to your preferences.  I put the washed salad in a big bowl lined with a towel rather than a drawer as I do not have the luxury of an extra drawer to devote just to lettuce.  A ziplock bag with a paper towel in it works too, for smaller amounts.  

Jam Jar French DressingThe Jam Jar French Dressing is yummy!  We love it.  It is so easy to make and store in a jam jar.  We are looking forward to trying the others!  I was very pleased with how easy and quick it was to put together a salad with homemade dressing that tasted so good. 

It was a pretty good first experience for us cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution.  We are looking forward to hearing what you thought!  Remember that we are going to give away a 1 year subscription to Plan to Eat each week.  Anyone who cooks one or more recipes from the current weeks meal plan with us and then leaves a comment about their experience will be entered into our random drawing at the end of each week.

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