Saying good-bye to summer is hard. I’m in serious denial that it’s September and the unofficial end of summer, aka Labour Day weekend, is behind us. Super bummed about it, actually. This girl is not a fan of the cold.
So what did I do?
I booked a last minute vacation to Hawaii with my bestie. We leave in two weeks, and we’re counting down the days, hours and minutes to take-off. This vacation is the only thing getting me through the drastic weather cool-down.
That, and maybe these meatballs.
I suppose if I had to pick one good thing about the cooler weather, it’s that I’m far more willing to whip up some comfort food. For me, comfort food takes many forms – perogies, cabbage rolls, perishke, tomato soup with grilled cheese, anything with curry, and meatballs with rice. This recipe combines the last two.
I can’t get enough curry in my life – especially those of the Thai variety. Lemongrass, chillies, tamarind, coconut – what’s not to love? The flavours are fresh, bright, and spicy – often a dance between sweet, salty, and sour. These Coconut Meatballs showcase the best of these Thai flavours. The heat from the red curry is balanced nicely by fresh pineapple and coconut milk. To brighten up boring rice, I used lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and coconut milk in the pot while it’s cooking. Not to mention bacon, red peppers and a sprinkling of Thai basil – complete perfection.
Not only are Thai Coconut Curry Meatballs perfect for a weeknight meal, but they’re excellent for potlucks. Let’s face it, holiday season is just around the corner, and these meatballs will be the perfect addition to your party. But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves here. I’m not ready to think about the holidays. I’m having a hard time dealing with the fact that I have to wear a sweater in the morning, let alone having to wear boots! First, I’m going to try to get through this Fall weather…by getting as far away from it as I can 😉
P.S. I’m wearing flip flops ’till it snows.