Friday, August 5, 2011


Well I know it is nearly afternoon but had a hectic night of working.. Had to pull an all night shift in order to get everything done before we head off this afternoon to the Anacortes Art Festival.. Looking forward to spending time with friends and taking the hotrod for a cruise... I thought I would post this recipe today cause at the beginning of the week I bought some Ground Turkey at a buy one get one free...

1/2cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2cup shredded sweet potato or carrot

1/4cup finely chopped green onions
1/2tsp. salt
1/2tsp. ground black pepper

1 lb. lean ground turkey or beef

1/2cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
1. In a small bowl stir together the egg, applesauce, sweet potato, green onions, salt, and pepper.
2. In a large bowl combine turkey and bread crumbs. Fold egg mixture into turkey mixture; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. (This step is important for the bread crumbs to absorb moisture and flavor.)
3. Heat oven to 450°F. Shape turkey mixture into 36, 1-inch diameter balls. Place meatballs on a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until no pink remains (170°F).
4. Serve meatballs with spaghetti and sauce or as a pizza topper.

Tip: For easy shaping, turn the turkey mixture onto waxed paper. Pat it into a 9x8-inch rectangle, then cut 36 equal-size squares. Roll the squares into balls. Or shape meatballs by using a small cookie scoop, occasionally dipping the scoop in water to prevent the meat from sticking.

Another Tip: Make a big batch of meatballs, cook them all, and freeze some for later. To freeze some, place meatballs in a single layer on a baking sheet or tray. Place them in the freezer for several hours, then pack them in resealable freezer bags, squeezing out excess air. Label and date the bag. Freeze and use within 2 months. To serve the frozen cooked meatballs, heat them in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes. To use, place desired number of meatballs in a nonstick skillet. Heat over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through

Livi I am glad that Courteny is home...I know how much you missed her ..Hope my kids all have a nice and safe weekend.. i will try and post while I am away but not sure how that will go.... I will take the flyers with me and maybe post the Shopping Saturday with the grocery list , just have to wait and see how busy my weekend will be... having a great time with hubby and friends seems to get in the way of blogging somedays... but that is life and I am really enjoying the place I am in at the moment.

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