We are very excited to be featured in this season of Charlottesville Inside Out! Check us out in the teaser for this season (around the 4:40 mark) and look for our episode to air on PBS on February 22nd and 25th!
Spaghetti and Meatballs
3 Ingredient Tomato Sauce & Spaghetti
Adapted from Marcella Hazan
Serves: 8 (2 oz pasta, ¼ cup sauce, 3 meatballs each)
1-pound whole wheat spaghetti, cooked
For the sauce:
28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes and their juices
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, peeled and cut in half
Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the oil and the onion halves in a saucepan.
Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 30-45 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon.
Discard the onion.
½ cup panko bread crumbs
¼ cup 1% milk
2 pounds lean ground beef
½ small onion, small dice
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Non-stick cooking spray
Soak the bread crumbs in the milk while you prepare the other ingredients.
Put the beef into a large bowl. Add the onion, eggs, and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Put the soaked bread crumbs into the bowl and mix it all together well with your (clean) hands.
Form the mixture into 24 meatballs using the red ice cream scoop.
Place meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Serve with sauce and spaghetti.
Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
As the holiday season wraps up, we at PB&J want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped to make the season a little brighter for some families in the Charlottesville Area. During our 2017 Holiday giving program, over 150 volunteers pitched in to pack bags of healthy groceries for 670 families in the Charlottesville area who are dealing with food insecurity.
Our Holiday Giving program hand delivers these bags with our area schools who connect Toy Lift families with the food. In Charlottesville public schools, more than 57% of the student population is eligible to receive Free & Reduced Meals; and in some neighborhoods, this number runs as high as 82%. We are so grateful to these volunteers for taking time out of their live to support this program to help feed our community!
A special thanks to Karyn Novakowski of Kin and Kid Photography for her beautiful images capturing the day!