Thai Turkey Meatloaf

Today was “Tuck your pants into your socks day” at school.

Imagine a bunch of professionals walking around with their pants tucked into their socks as if nothing was different about the day…everyone just going about their business, but looking like they are ready for a bike ride or a flood.

We have one kid in our class who always wears his pants tucked into his socks, so today he was on trend.

Funny, I don’t think he even notices (or cares) that no one else does that, or that we think it is a bit silly to do that. Oh to be 8 again…

I rushed home after school to get tonight’s dinner ready because it is a significantly longer recipe than I usually choose. But Budget Bytes has not disappointed in the past, so I was willing to look past the extra time, knowing that this was probably going to be really tasty.

I did make a few substitutions to this recipes because I could not find all the ingredients.

First, I used ground chicken instead of ground turkey. This is only because my grocery store did not have any ground turkey when I did my weekly shop. No biggy.

Second, I used chili garlic sauce in place of sriracha. My grocery store was, again, sold out of sriracha and I could not bring myself to pay double for it at another grocery store (its the principle of the thing…) so I just used what I had in the fridge.

I started by mixing the meat, ginger, green onions, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil together well.

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Next I mixed in 2eggs and 1.5 cups of rice. (that crappy leftover brown stuff I had from last night…good way to get rid of it I hope)

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I sprayed my tin foil lined baking sheet and formed the meat into a loaf-type-log-thing.

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I baked it for 30 minutes

While that was baking, I mixed up the glaze.

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After 30 minutes, I poured half the glaze over the meat and continued baking for 30 more minutes.

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After that, I poured the rest of the glaze over and baked for another 15 minutes.

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I don’t own a meat thermometer (and was NOT going to pay $15 for one at the same place the sriracha was double the price) so I just prayed the meat was cooked through after an hour and 15 minutes.

I served this with stir fry veggies and a wee bit more rice (good white stuff this time!)

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The verdict- Absolutely delicious! Totally worth the time! And it made lots so we have enough for lunch tomorrow and at least 2 more meals. I think I may make paninis with the leftovers this weekend. Yum!

Weekly Meal Plan February 17-21

Happy Family Day weekend! I hope that, if you get this holiday, you are using it to spend time with and reconnect to your family. I love long weekends…who doesn’t like extra time to rest and relax? It’s also one more day to put off the school work that sits in my bag…

Here is what I have planned for this week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Who knows? It’s a holiday! We will cross that bridge when we get there Crockpot Thai Chicken and rice Baked potato soup Thai Turkey Meatloaf, Rice and Stir Fry Veggies Potluck at a friend’s house. I’m making meatballs!

Grocery List

  • 4 chicken breasts or the equivalent in chicken thighs if you prefer
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • creamy peanut butter
  • lime
  • vegetable broth
  • soy sauce
  • cumin
  • rice
  • green onions
  • crushed peanuts
  • cilantro
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • chicken broth
  • milk
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • bacon
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • soy sauce
  • toasted sesame oil
  • eggs
  • brown sugar
  • ketchup
  • sriracha
  • rice vinegar
  • stir fry veggies x 2

Tuesday

I guess you might say that I am on a bit of a Thai flavor kick this week…I don’t usually do that, but these recipes just looked too good to pass up! I think I will serve mine with some stir fry veggies just to round out the meal. Skinny Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken from Rachel Schultz

Wednesday

Skinnytaste is a GREAT blog for healthy and super delicious recipes. I haven’t tried one in a while, but this one as been tempting me the last few weeks…so why not give it a try right?

Thursday

Budget Bytes is another one of my favorite food blogs (thanks Colin for introducing me!) This looks so yummy and I cannot wait to try it! Again, I am going to add some stir fry veggies on the side to round out the meal.

**Bonus Recipe- German Chocolate Oatmeal**

It’s time for another new oatmeal recipe! Doesn’t this look yummy?

{Overnight} Crockpot German Chocolate Oatmeal