Cook at home on Friday night? The recipe better be exceedingly easy but also damn delicious. At least in my world, the temptation to eat out Friday night is huge after a busy week of work.
Last Friday, temptation was resisted here in LaLa Land--we were saved by turkey meatballs. Well, to be honest our savior was Ms. 30 Minute Meals herself, Rachael Ray. I've never actually seen her show, but I've picked up her new mag, Every Day with Rachael Ray and actually like its tone and layout (once I got over the pics of her smiling mug on every other page). I adapted her recipe a bit, cooked up a pot of buttered egg noodles, and we were good to go. Um, good to go spend our saved dinner-out money on drinks instead.
1 lb. ground turkey (Trader Joe's usually has good stuff)
1/2 onion, diced finely
2 garlic cloves, diced finely
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
1 tsp. pizza-like seasonings (I used my free sample of Penzey's pizza seasoning, a mix of fennel, oregeno, etc)
Olive oil (okay, EVOO if you must)
1) Preheat ove to 400.
2) In a large bowl, mix the turkey, onion, garlic, milk, bread crumbs, cheese, and seasonings. Don't be a wimp; go ahead and use your hands.
3) Once mixed, shape into eight largish meatballs and place on a baking sheet.
4) Drizzle with olive oil, put in the oven, and cook for 25 minutes. While you wait, toast the fact that it's Friday with a big ol' glass of wine.
Erin's Kitchen Recipe Index: Easy Weeknight Meals