Like I said in my Weekly Meal Plan post, I had trouble finding inspiration for this week. But I feel like I am finding my groove and tonight’s meal looks to be a good one.
I got this recipe from a Company’s Coming cookbook that I found in my pantry buried behind a whole bunch of appliances I don’t use. In fact I picked this cookbook up (along with 5 more) at an “I bought it or got it, but I sure don’t want it” party a few years ago. If you have never attended one of these, you should get some friends together and plan one. They are a great time and a fun way to get rid of all the *ahem* “little gems” you have lying around your house that you feel too guilty to throw out.
Here is how it works:
Step 1- Invite friends to your house and tell them to bring all the stuff they don’t want anymore. It can be anything from clothes, books, nail polish, jewelry to baby stuff and appliances.
Step 2- Make snacks…always make snacks.
Step 3- Once everyone is at your place, and snacks are out and being consumed, lay everything out and start shopping! Take home whatever you want, and push all your stuff onto other people…
Step 4- Laugh, talk and have some fun. At the end of the night box up everything that has not been snapped up and elect one person (draw straws?) to take it to Goodwill.
I can’t tell you how many great things I have gotten this way. Cookbooks (ok, so I don’t look at them THAT often), jewelry, nail polish, travel mugs…its a fun time all around.
Anyways, back to supper.
I served these little meatballs with roasted sweet potato, so I cubed that up, drizzled it with olive oil and gave it a good sprinkling of rosemary salt and put it in a 425 degree oven for 40 minutes.
The meatballs were super easy to put together.
I mixed the following ingredients in a bowl
- ground turkey
- 1 egg
- minced garlic
- a sprinkling of onion powder
- 3/4 cup crushed crackers
- 1 diced red apple
- chopped parsley
I then scooped out tablespoon sized “clumps” onto a greased, lined cookie sheet.
After all the meat was dolled out, I rolled them into meatballs.
The original recipe says to broil the meatballs until cooked through…but I encountered a small problem: I was already using the oven at a different temperature. So I just threw the meatballs in at 425 degrees and let them bake for 20 minutes, giving them a flip halfway through.
The verdict- These were super yummy. Next time I will use my food processor to chop up the apple a little finer because some bites had big chunks in it…not that this was bad, but I just think it could be BETTER if it was smaller. All in all, a winner of a recipe. Thank you Company’s Coming, you saved me today with this recipe. I’m glad I found you hiding in my pantry!