Confession time. We have been eating way to many things that are not too good for us and it’s starting to show. I usually hate when this happens. Well I still am not happy about the situation, especially since it means our clothes are fitting a little more snug than either of us would like and I’m going to have to stop with my glasses of wine (for a little while). But for some strange reason I feel a calmness about the next few weeks.
I think the calmness is because the weather has finally started to break around here and I think I’m beginning to feel a bit more optimistic about Spring being right around the corner. There are more types of fruits and vegetables showing up at the market now so I have started concocting more lighter dishes in my head.
As a kickoff for our self-imposed healthy eating changes (I suppose I should say that Craig had no say in this decision. The dietary decision has been imposed on both of us by my singular self. When his pants fit more comfortably, he’ll thank me. Until then, he won’t be able to find the beer until I can start drinking wine again.) I made turkey meatballs because I thought that would be a little more fun than a turkey meatloaf, and it’s an easy recipe. They’re so round and cute.
So speaking of making things a little more fun…Let’s talk about making things a little more fun in the bedroom. Explore your fantasies. Of course, these need to be discussed with one another and agreed upon. One person’s fantasy may be the other person’s nightmare (see “self imposed dietary decision above). But how about a little dress up, or pick up some whipped cream and chocolate syrup or maybe even a copy of the Kama Sutra. Just think fun and creative.
Makes 12 meatballs
- 1 Pound Ground Turkey
- 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
- 1/2 Cup Grated Onions
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
- 1 Teaspoon Parsley (finely chopped)
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ancho Chile Powder
- 1/4 Cup Crackers (crushed fine)
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 Cup White Wine (chardonnay)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
Use the olive oil to lightly oil an 8″x8″ square baking dish.
In a large bowl thoroughly mix all of the ingredients except for the Parmesan cheese and olive oil.
Pull a handful (about 1/2 cup) of the turkey mixture and toss back and forth in your hands to form a ball. The ball should form rather easily.
Once the meatball is formed, place it in the baking dish.
After all of the meatballs are in the dish, cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.