Spaghetti and Meatballs

So I am cleaning out my fridge as it is the end of the week and what a way to make a pasts sauce.. This is an ideal way to use up veggies that will be replaced at next weeks grocery shopping..  And what is the best thing to have with pasta sauce but Meatballs 🙂

This is how I made my sauce:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 green pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
2 carrots
1/4 head of cauliflower
1 medium yellow onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 lg can of tomato sauce
1 jar of you favorite flavored sauce, I used sweet basil
salt and pepper to taste

~ Roughly chop all veggies and saute in the olive oil of medium heat.. Saute until very soft (enough so you can puree the veggies) When veggies are cooked put in a blender or food processor pour in a little of the tomato sauce to help blend up the veggies.. Let it go until it is a smooth puree.. When this part is finished place in a pot and keep over low heat..

 Meatballs :
1 lb ground sirloin or extra lean beef
1/2c parmesan cheese
1/2 Italian bread crumbs
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 egg
1/4 c milk
1tbsp of Italian seasoning

~Mix all together and form into golf ball size meatballs.. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 for 20-25 min.

When the meatballs are cooked place them in the sauce.. Serve with your favorite pasta..  ENJOY 🙂

 

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Chicken Stir Fry

So tonight we are having Chicken Stir Fry.. I am always trying to find new sauces as I find that the bottle sauces are to salty.. So I was browsing my Today’s Parent and I found a recipe for a stir fry sauce..
This is how I am making my chicken stir fry..
3 ribs of celery
1/2 red pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
1/2 green pepper
10 mushrooms quartered
1 yellow onion
2 boneless skinless chicken breast.. This could be substituted with shrimp or pork.
Sauce (from Today’s parent)
1/4 cup soy sauce
the juice from 2 naval oranges or 1/2 cup orange juice
the recipe calls for cilantro (1 inch in diameter bunch), but I am not a huge fan of that so I am going to use garlic instead(probably about 2 cloves).
1 tbsp cornstarch
Mix together and add to the veggies and chicken when chicken is cooked through.
Serve with white or brown rice.. Also would be good with noodles

Cream Cheese and Dill Salmon

So tonight we are having Salmon, something that we all enjoy, but not as often as we would like as it is kind of expensive.. One thing that I miss about living on the East coast is the price of seafood…

Salmon:
One fillet of salmon
2 tbsp of Cream Cheese
2 tbsp of Dill
Salt and Pepper to taste
I didn’t have any lemon, this would be a great addition.
~Blot the cream cheese mixture over the top of the salmon.. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min depending on the size of your fillet.

We are having our salmon with mashed potatoes with carrots and steamed broccoli.

Pulled Turkey Sammie

Tonight I have a lot of left over turkey from the other nite.. I was racking my brain thinking of what I could make that wasn’t turkey pot pie as that was last nite or hot turkey sammies as that is what we had the first nite.. I kind have had a craving for pulled pork as my little bro had mentioned it the other day.. So I thought why not Pulled Turkey..
This is how I did it..
I layered all my leftover turkey in the bottom of my slow cooker. Chooped some onions and green pepper in to chunks.. At this point you could pour over 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce or you could take the extra step and make your own sauce.. I only had Chipotle sauce and I thought that it might be to hot for my 1year old (Brielle).. So I made my own sauce.
Here is the recipe:
1c Ketchup
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp of prepared mustard
1tsp liquid smoke
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 water
2 tbsp butter
1tbsp garlic
1 medium onion chopped
~ Melt butter in a medium sauce pan.. Add the onion and garlic and brown.. I mixed the additional ingredients in a small bowl and whisked it together.. Add to the pan.. Bring to a boil then pour over the turkey, onions and green pepper.. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
Enjoy on rolls with a side salad or fries.