Follow me as I dive into the world that is cooking! There will be mishaps, burns and feasts as you watch my progression from college-student fare (pizza rolls and ramen noodles) to (hopefully) goddess of the hearth! I am always open to new recipes and ideas, so feel free to contact me.

November 24, 2013

Turkey Meatballs and Smoky Tomato Sauce with a Pinch of Me...


I feel like every time I post on here, I'm apologizing for how long it's been since the last post... but seriously I do apologize to all of you who have been asking me about it!  Life is just nuts; you know how it is.
Anyhoo, meatballs!

Yes, turkey meatballs.  I know everything on the internet right now involves fried, basted or injected birds and leftover Thanksgiving with sauces etc., but this falls in neither category and is a staple recipe in my little family.  I started making these a few years back along with the smoky sauce and am always glad when I can pull a batch of it out of the freezer for an easy meal.  This is a pretty flexible recipe, allowing you to use pork or add different levels of smokiness to your sauce as you see fit.

Most of the time I just serve them as a bonus to our spaghetti, but you can pile leftover meatballs with a splash of sauce into a sandwich roll or a hoagie, melt some mozzarella or provolone in it, and top with bell peppers and a shake of oregano and kick Subway to the curb with your Italian meatball sandwiches!

I also feel you guys need to get to know me.   I thought you would want some cooking music to go with the recipe.  I was digging through some old stuff and found this song, and I want to share with you what my brain sounds like.  This is what I listen to when I'm creating these posts, thinking about food, melting crayons together, why clouds insist on looking like something other than just clouds, etc.

Also, here is my dog.  She's my kiddo.

Okay enough of me.  Here's the recipe after the jump: