Some of the side roads were not plowed this morning, making for an interesting experience driving to work. There were some hills that were difficult to traverse, and there is always some hotshot in a 4x4 who feels the need to go 15 MPH faster than he/she should. However, the drive home was much better. Giving credit where credit is due, the road crews did a remarkable job of cleaning things up. I think we got somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 to 4 inches. Nothing horrible, but enough to be a nuisance.
The run this evening was kind of fun. We are still under a Winter Weather Advisory, so snow was falling, and the trails were covered in light fluff. I felt like a little kid busting through the fresh snow. The pace was slower due to the weather, but who cares? It was a good time in the great outdoors.
Running in a winter wonderland!
In cooking news - Last night I made some meatballs. But not just your ordinary meatballs. These consisted of beef and pork, seasoned with fennel seed, crushed red pepper, dried oregano, fresh thyme and parsley, and garlic. Of course, there were eggs and bread crumbs for binder. I also added toasted pined nuts and some chopped sun-dried tomatoes (the kind not packed in oil). The final touch was inserting a cube of smoked mozzarella cheese into the center of each ball.
Pasta and red sauce with big 'ol meatballs stuffed with cheese!
The meatballs were baked first. A couple of them experienced "blowouts" during the cooking process! But for those that stayed intact, I was left with a small, creamy, smoky center that was a nice little treat.
After baking to get them nicely browned, I simmered the meatballs in some homemade red sauce and served them over spaghetti rigati (love this pasta shape from Barilla). It was a fantastic Sunday supper. Even better as leftovers for a Monday lunch!