I’m so happy for myself today because I’ve written my third blog in two weeks!

Albert and I had a walk after doing our chores. Our neighborhood is near to Old Coach Road which leads to Mt Kaukau. We didn’t proceed to its peak because it was very windy (the forecast was 16 knots). We decided to walk back after reaching 5K steps in my Fitbit.

Old Coach Road meanders along grassy hills and offers an amazing view of Johnsonville and Broadmeadows. Until now, I still can’t believe that what we see is real. I’m really thankful to God for giving us the opportunity to live in such a wonderful place.  

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At Old Coach Road, you can see windmills and the Johnsonville and Broadmeadows suburbs. On top of the hill,  we saw a flock of sheeps from the other hill but when we reached it, they already left. I was hoping to get a selfie with them.

After our walk, I prepared for our lunch and dinner  later. This Meatball Pasta is so easy to cook!

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Meatball Pasta

Serves:4 

Ingredients: 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or more if needed
1 egg 
400 g minced mixture of beef and pork or just beef is fine 
1/4 cup  bread crumbs
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
a handful of parsley, chopped, save some for garnishing
1 teaspoon of dried Italian herbs, divided
1 can (400 g) diced tomato sauce
1 can (400 g) tomato puree
salt and black pepper
350g Fettucine pasta
Parmesan cheese, optional

Instructions: 

1. In a large bowl, put meat, bread crumbs, 1/2 of the dried Italian herbs.
2. Crack egg, add a good pinch of salt and pepper.
3. Scrunch and mix the ingredients well. 
4. Divide the meat mixture into 4, then each divide into 5 and roll into little balls. You will have 20 balls.
5. Heat oil in large sauce pan, add the meat balls. Cook for  8 minutes or until cooked, turning regularly to ensure all sides are cooked. Set aside.
6.Using the same pan, add more oil if needed. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook until golden yellow.
7. Add tomato sauce, parsley and meatballs. Simmer for 30 minutes.
8. While simmering, cook pasta in a different pot. Cook according to the packet instruction.
9. Serve and garnish. You can also serve with Parmesan cheese.

Happy cooking!