Last weekend was our Canadian Thanksgiving. I love holidays, I just hate all the stress involved in the holiday. This year was pretty laid back, thank goodness!! So Monday was a holiday and we just had some leftovers for dinner. Yay! A simple meal for once. :)
Tuesday was turkey Tuesday. Although, we just had turkey on Saturday, I had some ground turkey in my fridge and I had to use it or it was going to be tossed in the trash. I HATE throwing out food. HATE IT!! So I started looking up some recipes, and stumbled upon this great one, Cranberry Turkey Meatballs. They were making my mouth water at just the thought of them. I did make some changes, but boy were they ever good!!
|Thanksgiving Meatballs served with|
mashed potatoes and Swiss chard topped with some yummy gravy.
(Mashed potatoes, Swiss chard and gravy were
left overs from Thanksgiving.)
Thursday, I decided to be more adventurous. It was quinoa sushi night. It was a big success. I would like to say it was my own idea, but it would be a HUGE lie!! I have been craving sushi for a while, but I wanted to try it with quinoa, since I have been substituting rice for quinoa. I stumbled across this recipe, Asparagus Quinoa Sushi with a Lemon-Ginger Dipping Sauce. I am so happy I did. Quinoa sushi was amazing!! Instead of asapargus, I used cucumber and avocado for one, and char siu (sweet Chinese BBQ pork) for the other.
|Left: Char Siu Sushi|
Right: Cucumber and Avocado Sushi
|Left: California Roll - rice inside|
Middle: California Roll - rice outside
Right: Smoked Salmon Roll
Here's my adaption of the Cranberry Turkey Meatballs. I hope you enjoy it! :)
Thanksgiving Meatballs (makes about 40 golf ball size meatballs)
2 lb. lean ground turkey
¼ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 pkg Stove Top Stuffing
½ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until just combined. (I found using your hands work best.)
- Shape into meatballs about the size of golf balls. Place on prepared baking sheet about 1" apart.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the internal temperature is about 165 F.
- Remove from oven ans serve.
Happy Cooking!! :)