The book How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?, by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague, is wonderful for every child learning about table manners. The authors describe very well how one might think a dinosaur would behave at the dinner table. We learn throughout the story that even dinosaurs have good manners after all. One of my favorite illustrations is of an Amargasaurus throwing his plate of spaghetti and meatballs up in the air! Practice your good manners when making and eating Dinosaur Meatballs (for plant eaters).
Dinosaur Meatballs (for plant eaters)
Makes about 22 meatballs
1 pound of plant based beef substitute of your choice
½ pound of plant based mild Italian sausage
1 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ cup of any shredded vegan cheese you like
4 T. plant based milk
4 T. Just Eggs (or any egg substitute)
5 grinds of fresh black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray with no-stick spray and put to the side. In a large mixing bowl combine the two plant based meats, egg substitute, bread crumbs, vegan cheese, plant based milk, salt and pepper. Using your hands, roll the mixture into small meatballs about the size of a golf ball. Line them up on your prepared baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Serve with pasta or eat them alone with ketchup!