FoodFash Mom is in Austin! I left work a bit early to pick her up from the airport. We lounged on the couch for a sec, changed into some comfy shoes, and walked on over to Whole Foods. We have a weekend of eating ahead of us and I wanted to make sure we had at least one feel-good meal in us before the festivities begin.
I texted her early this morning asking if she was in the mood for spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs and homemade sauce. She responded with a “sure!”. And, like any normal person would, I assumed that meant she was excited. I later found out that “sure!” was an exemplary display of mom poker face.
“This is actually really good, Kris!”, is what came out of her mouth as she was eating. Umm what do you mean this is acutally really good? Were you expecting it to be really bad? Have we been apart too long for you to remember that I get the kitchen and the kitchen gets me? It turns out, the few experiences she’s had with spaghetti squash hadn’t been that impressive (phew!). She noted the goodness a few more times and went back for seconds. And I did too because it was, in fact, really good.
FoodFash Turkey Meatballs
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
salt to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, use your hands to mix ground turkey, onions, zucchini, parsley, and salt together. Add the egg and mix some more. Roll one inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until meat is all the way cooked through.