Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wed Night Meatballs

Meatballs were a hit! Audrey ate some, daddy ate some, and momma ate some. The cookie scoop I picked up a few weeks back made short work of the project (thanks George!) and Audrey had fun using it. She is still having trouble with the idea that you must fill the scoop with more than just a morsel before you drop the meatball on the pan. I had to guide her in sizing the bite-sized items. She also had a complete lapse when it came time to crack the egg and we ended up having to try a second time before getting something with no shells. She just pounded the first egg and then crushed it. I reminded her of the technique and she was able to get the second egg out of the shell easy enough. Enough talk, here is the recipe:

Rosemary Turkey Meatloaf
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, bread crumbs, onion, egg and milk. Season with balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Press into the prepared pan. Blend together the tomato sauce, brown sugar and mustard; pour evenly over the top of thee loaf. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until juices run clear when pricked with a knife.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Crack the egg
  2. Mix ingredients
  3. Place meatball on pan
  4. Pour sauce over meatballs
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Help Audrey pour ingredients into bowl
  3. Guide her in meatball size
  4. Place meatballs in oven

Stirring the mixture

We obviously adapted the recipe to make meatballs instead of a loaf. I have made this before with Audrey and knew I liked it so I decided not to mess with a good thing. I should have taken them out of the oven sooner as they got a little overcooked. Watch them close if you make balls instead of loaf. Enjoy!

Audrey's dinner!

For more recipes for meatloaf try Foodista. I found several we can try next time Audrey makes meatballs.

Meatloaf on FoodistaMeatloaf

1 comment:

  1. So cute! Audrey is just adorable, I can imagine how she'd crush that son used to do that too :)If you won't mind I'd love to guide foodista readers to your site.Just add your choice of Foodista widget at the end of this blog post and it's good to go.Thanks!


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