MOMI COOKS/ The meatball story

Jun 23, 2016 | Live, Only Berlin

It’s back to school again and as usual, this mother needs to wake up early to prepare food and help the boys with their own preparation.

To save time, I thought of cooking different dishes but with the same preparation needs.

Last Monday I made my boys different  meatball dishes.  I just mixed a kilo of ground pork (use your hands!) with pepper, salt, garlic powder, minced onion, chopped carrots and egg. Shaped them into balls, prepared my ingredients, and cooked sweet and sour meatballs for the boys’ lunch.

Some, I made into meatball soup with sayote and sotanghon for breakfast. There were a few meatballs left which I flattened and made into burger patty for the boys’ merienda at school.

With this tactic, I not only saved time but also earned my Big Bunso’s praises because he was so amazed at the fact that one could do so many  from just one idea.

It was just the first day of school and I hope to be able to continue this eagerness to wake up early and prepare for my boys.

Happy back-to-school day!

29 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I’ll try your homemade patty,mommy 🙂

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  2. retlync

    OMG I remembered my elementary days xD My lunch before was always fried meatballs hahaha the meatball soup with sayote looks really yummy!

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    • momi berlin

      Haha. It’s because it’s so easy to prepare. Hahaha. The meatball soup is one of my boys’ fave.

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  3. Coi (@coifishh)

    Brings back memories! I used to help my stepmom when I was younger when preparing meatballs for our ulam, we also use it as burger patty! I did this one time with my husband and I was shocked na hindi nya alam na pwede gawin yun burger patty hahaha! Yung giniling kasi na may mga carrots usually yun timpla ng sa lumpia nila. Feeling ko naman ang galing galing ko nung time na yun hahaha 😉 Nakakagutom!! ;9

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    • momi berlin

      Hahahhaa. We also save some for our lumpia. Hahha. Funny story. Hurray for the stepmom who taught you those tricks. Ihihi.

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  4. Mrs.Wise

    wa-is na misis. four dishes made with love for your kids. sadly, I cannot cook hahaha. but you may care to PM me the recipe and I will suggest to hubby 🙂

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    • momi berlin

      Haha, so the hubby cooks. Sarap naman. Surely, I will. Good for always on the go moms and dads

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  5. Michelle Solee (@michisolee)

    Moms really know how to use one ingredient in many dishes. It is funny because I just finished listing our menu for the week, meatballs and sotanghon are included in my list. Then I’ve read your post. 🙂

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    • momi berlin

      Hihi. Perhaps kids love anything easy and beautiful to look at and I just dont know but i find meatballs beautiful to look at. Ehehe. And anything with sotanghon for me is delicious. Ihihi. Happy next week to you. Ihihi

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  6. Jackie

    We do this as well! You’re right about it being a timesaver. We’re just so busy busy busy e haha

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    • momi berlin

      Hahhaa. Hurray to us busy moms and our own meatball stories.

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  7. Liz Aquino

    meatballs!!! I should make this some other time. Well, my son doesn’t go to school yet so he doesn’t need baon but I need baon for when I go to work. 😀

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    • momi berlin

      Hihi. I used to bring baon too at work. Yup, meatballs is love.

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  8. momsterteacher

    Oh, so meatballs are not just for sweet & sour!
    When we were maid-less, I was so stressed in the kitchen. Preparing the ingredients, cooking, washing. And then repeat for dinner. But versatile dishes like your meatball would have kept me sane, haha!

    PS: Thank you for the wonderful words you left on my blog.

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    • momi berlin

      You are welcome. And yes, meatball are so easy to prepare and the kids wouldnt even notice that the food serves to them are just the same, iba iba lang pagkakaluto. Ehehe.

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  9. Maan Laxa

    Meatballs are always a life-saver! They are very easy to prepare, and they’re yummy too. My favourite meatball recipe is almondigas!

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    • momi berlin

      Please share the almondigas. First time to hear about that. Yup, meatballs are so easy to prepare– indeed a life saver.

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  10. Nilyn EC Matugas

    Meatball pag punta namin sa bahay nyo sis! hahahaha. Let’s set the date already. See on on Sat na naman sis! Muah! haha.

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    • momi berlin

      Yup, Saturday. Let’s talk din on Sat to set the day. And yes, meatballs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hahaha.

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  11. Cheanne

    Meatballs are the lifesaver at our home. When there’s nothing else, there’s always ground pork in the freezer. They’re so versatile and so easy to use. 🙂

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    • momi berlin

      I couldnt agree more. Hahaha. Here’s to more meatballs!

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  12. Celin Hiwatig Mendoza

    Katakam! Me and my kids love miswa with meatballs so much! As in hindi nawawala sa menu in a week haha. Our house help kasi cooks meatballs na super sarap at malasa. Will show your recipes to her para may variety naman. =)

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    • momi berlin

      Thanks. Yes, plus its so easy to prepare. Malasa tlaaga si meatballs lalo na kapag may miswa at hibe! panalo. hahaha/

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  13. momi berlin

    OO, nakakaaliw. When I was making my draft nga. I asked myself a number of times bakit ko pa to ipopost? kaso naaaliw talaga ako kaya I want to share.. Ihihi.

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  14. Peachy A.

    Great idea momi Berlin!!I shoud try meatballs in sotanghon.

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  15. Neri Ann

    Mukhang masarap yung meatballs with sotanghon. Our kids are not into schools pa, so for our baon sa office palaging yung madadaling lutuin lang.

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  16. Denice Diaz

    Meatballs Miswa! Yum! Meatballs is very versatile pwede pa nga pang sweet & sour. Actually ground beef or pork is very flexible. 🙂

    Reply

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