broccoli bites

What a wonderful week it has been so far in Syracuse. The weather is beautiful, Kevin is loving that I’m home (when he’s not in school or more interested in YouTube videos about origami), and I’ve been to Marshalls twice. Success.

On Monday I had a doctor’s appointment downtown, so I brought quarters with me knowing that I’d have to park on the street. I approached the meter and stood waiting behind a man who was already paying. He put his card in, entered the full amount of time, and printed the ticket. He then handed me said ticket and said “I got this.”

I stood there, confused, and wordlessly gestured at him with my quarters as if to say, “No thank you, I can pay the whole $1.50 it costs to park.”

He waved me off and smiled, pushing the ticket at me. Again, “I got this.”

Why thank you, sir, for paying for me to see my gynecologist.

Then I walked toward the wrong building, because I’m an idiot, and had to awkwardly run by him again as I walked back the other way.

This is my real life.

So allow me to console myself by coating vegetables in breadcrumbs and cheese.

Broccoli Bites

16 oz steamed broccoli florets, chopped

1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Steam the broccoli.

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until it binds like meatball mix. I am sorry to say that I broke this bowl today- after I washed it I propped it up against the strainer on the counter and then 30 seconds later it fell and shattered. And then I walked around barefoot sweeping it up and my dad asked me if I was still enrolled in a doctoral program.

Grease or line a baking sheet and form into balls. Making them the size of tennis balls is entirely unnecessary, but exactly what I did.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy! Kevin refused to try one because he “hates” (has never tried) broccoli. He was then told he couldn’t have dessert unless he finished his hamburger, and within minutes it coincidentally fell on the floor.

He wasn’t nearly as upset as I was over the bowl. Ready for dessert?

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kelly says:

    I’m disappointed in the lack of Kevin pictures in this post…

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