The kids have been sick recently – moreso than I’d care to admit. Rice Kernel had an ear infection and pneumonia and Claire had a terrible cold. Rice Kernel is a pretty easy-going, energy-filled sick patient so he’s the easy part. But my little one? She doesn’t sleep well when her nose is drippy and her throat coarse, and that makes for many blurry nights and days for the rest of us. I’d go so far as to say this has been the most difficult stretch of parenthood since Claire’s birth – it was easier with a newborn. Thankfully, I think we’re slowly getting over it…. and there’s nothing like a comforting meal when appetites return. A healthier, flavorful meatball baked to perfection with a light coating of Rice Kernel’s favorite Italian-spiced Japanese panko breadcrumbs. Who says fusion doesn’t work?
Meatball recipe here.