Turkey meatballs that are a meal in itself! Two versions–core, and sinful!

I was going to make lentil burgers…but my oats seem to have gone missing? Hmmm. So I opted to make tomorrow nights dinner tonight instead! Turkey meatballs and sweet potato fries.

This was my stormy window view as I prepared:

Okay, to get the party started, chop an onion and a clove of garlic (smush the garlic first!). Carmelize onions.

They should go from this:

To this:

While that magic is happening, scrub a sweet potato and then cut into rounds. I like to microwave my rounds first (for about 1min30 seconds) to cut down on cooking time. I prefer my sweet tates cooked low and slow, but like the name says, they take a while! Then plop those down on a Pam’ed cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt, and send them into the oven at 300. They take about 45 minutes, so get them started ASAP!

Once your onion/garlic mixture is done, combine 1 pound of the leanest turkey you can find (normally it doesnt matter what percent I get because we George Foreman it–but this is going straight to the oven!), 1 egg white, “some” breadcrumbs (this is supposed to be core friendly remember!), salt and pepper. Mix ‘em all up. With your hands!

Shape them into balls and put them back into your onion pan, turning and cooking until browned all around!

Before:

After:

Finish them off in the oven with our sweets!

While those were cooking away, I started on the sinful (and delicious) ones! As we all know, in That Runner Chick’s world, bacon makes everything more delicious!

I chopped up the above and added it to the other half of the turkey/onion mixture. I also added a little parmesan. I rolled two small meatballs and put a thumbprint in each:

You know why? Because in addition to bacon making everything better, so does cheese!

Put the two pieces together, and then follow the rest of the recipe from above! Brown ‘em up and toss ‘em in the oven!

By the way, this little device, given to me by Mama R makes the transfer from frying pan to baking pan a breeze!

My suggestion is serving this dinner with a nice glass of Shiraz. And enjoy the photo shoot below!


YUM! Dessert is some watermelon, the rest of that glass of wine, and handful of gummy bears. Lentil burgers tomorrow, I promise!

Back to normal!

School is over! This means cooking resumes, woot! So to kick things off, last night I made PW one of our easy go to meals for weeknights: stir fry. Ground turkey, onions, red pepper, broccoli, carrot, and spinach. With some seasoning and a smidge of olive to get things going!

Today I hit the grocery store in anticipation of three NEW recipes I want to figure out (I have to make the recipe first!), along with stocking up on our fridge defaults: fruit and yogurt.

This is an average cart for us, usually there are 2 of these a week! Hints for the upcoming recipes: ground turkey, lentils, and chickpeas (hello Wheeler staples!). Tonight, I am going to try to make lentil burgers. get excited! And check back after dinner time for some detailed opinions on whether they can really compare to my Morningstar Veggie Burgers!

You might also notice a lot of fruit in that cart:

Bloobs, Strawberries, Raspberries, Plum, Peach, Watermelon, Red Grapes, and Cherries. This will literally only last us at most 3 days!

Have I mentioned how much I love watermelon??

Almost as much as I love cherries!

I also may or may not have made a serious amount of cookies for our neighbors:

And then I may or may not have tried one!

Don’t worry, they were delish. Look! 2 cookies in love

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I am going to go do approximately 63 loads of laundry (okay 3!), to get caught up after the last week of madness, and then, let the cooking begin!

PS, I had a terrible, terrible run today. The kind where you lay down in a random yard because youre bonking so hard youre getting tunnel vision. The weather is BRUTAL out there today, be safe! Bring water!