I made some BBQ meatballs and my daughter's favorite mashed potatoes in honor of her first visit to our house with the new baby.
The meatballs are very similar to meatloaf, containing oats and finely chopped onion. After forming the meatballs, they are placed on a cookie sheet in the freezer for a few minutes to make them easier to handle. Then you dredge them in flour and brown them on both sides.
I mixed up the sauce in one of my vintage mushroom themed bowls.
This is what they looked like before being baked. I didn't get a picture of them after being baked, because there was too much excitement going on.
My girl loves potatoes anyway you cook them. These were very rich with lots of butter, cream cheese, milk and seasoned salt.
The recipes can be found at the Pioneer Woman's website. POTATOES HERE. and MEATBALLS HERE.
Here is what my almost six year old grandson's food looked like. He didn't care for the meat and potatoes, but he ate all the grape tomatoes and the grilled cheese sandwich.
I always make sure I have things like tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon and pickles on hand for him!