It’s almost ten pm.
I have no business typing this right now.
Andy leaves tomorrow for a 7 night trip, a friend from MN unexpectantly stopped by and is downstairs with him at ‘the bar’, my little guys are nestled snug in their beds (which means I should be), there are bills to be paid, books to be read, emails to answer…And the list goes on.

meatballs3Kind of like when you have a zillion things to do, so you do nothing?!

That’s me, right. about. now.

BTW-My product was officially manufactured today, which is brilliantly exciting, nerve wrecking,and thrilling all wrapped into one.
AND I am cooking for a potential crapload ton of people this weekend at the Home and Remodeling show in Milwaukee.
I can’t wait to share all the fun with you al as it unfoldsl!

In the meantime,  have meatballs…

Enjoy 😉



Here’s What You Need: (Serves 4)
1lb ground organic chicken from Smart Chicken
1 tsp 100% maple syrup (Do not use the fake kind!)
1 egg
1-2 tsps each Penzey’s Italian Sausage Seasoning & Italian Seasoning*
½ cup of baby spinach, cut into pieces
¼ grated parmesan
Good quality marinara, warmed
Organic non-stick or better yet grape seed oil in a spray can
¼ tsp of red pepper flakes (optional)


Here’s You Do:
Preheat the oven to 375. Meanwhile line a baking sheet with parchment paper . Mix the chicken with the egg and add in the Italian Sausage Seasoning, maple syrup, parmesan, and spinach. Use your hands and don’t over mix. Begin to form meatballs (about the size of an ice cream scoop). Place them a distance apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes and then spray with grapeseed oil and season the tops with the Italian seasoning. Bake for five minutes more. To get them golden brown you can also broil them for a minute. Serve with the marinara.


Kid Tip:
For some reason my kids loved eating these with toothpicks. Chicken lollipops! Try it! {You can leave out the red pepper flakes if you are making this for your kids.}

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  1. Candy says:

    Sounds good – I’ll have to make these for my kids!
    Good luck at the Home & Remodeling show – sounds like fun!!!

  2. Deborah says:

    What an exciting time for you!! And these meatballs sound fabulous!

  3. That is so exciting that your product was manufactured today, woo-hoo! These looks so good! My kids would definitely enjoy these!

  4. I really like this recipe using chicken instead of beef, and organic, way to go!! This is the only kind we eat if any. The meatballs look very appetizing :-) Hasta luego!!

  5. I can totally relate to the “I have so much to do….so I’ll do nothing” feeling. It’s like I don’t know where to start. Maybe that’s why I’m reading blogs right now…..:-)

    These chicken meatballs look great! I’m intrigued by the use of maple syrup in them. Very interesting!

  6. such an exciting time for you Bree! I totally know what you mean about doing nothing when you have sooooo much to do, but getting another blog post up is totally productive so you win! :)

  7. maple is the best flavor with sausage and chicken! i can;t wait to make these for my 3 yr old- he is going to INHALE THEM!

  8. How exciting that your product is being manufactured!! I hope your show goes well this weekend, can’t wait to hear about it!

  9. This is really interesting. Here in New England maple is king, but you don’t really see it in as many savory applications. I like the looks of this! Good luck this weekend, you’ll do great.

  10. My family would totally devour these!!

  11. How fun! Both to the meatballs and all of the exciting stuff happening for you right now! 😀 I hope it goes well!

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