Sunday, August 21, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Here's that question again...What's for dinner?  As you probably are aware I love making something from nothing.  I know that Johnny's hungry and doesn't know quite what he wants when he starts walking around the kitchen quietly opening all the cabinet doors and blankly staring into the fridge.  He usually finishes with "there's nothing to eat."  My response? Well of course there is silly :) So I scrounged around a bit and found ingredients to make spaghetti, turkey meatballs and garlic bread sticks.  He liked the sound of this so between us we had a pretty tasty meal!
Turkey Meatballs
1 lb ground turkey sausage
1 egg
1/2 cup Italian Style bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 t oregano
1/2t Italian seasoning
pepper, salt, garlic to taste
1.Preheat oven to 375
2. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl
3. Roll into small balls and place on non greased cookie sheet
4. Bake for 35 minutes

While you wait on your turkey meatballs to finish baking go ahead and cook your pasta and start on the pasta sauce.
Semi Homemade Pasta Sauce
3/4 cup mushrooms halved
1 small green bell pepper chopped
1/2 onion chopped
2 cans rotel
1 large can traditional pasta sauce
salt, pepper, garlic to taste
1. Add the first 3 ingredients in a greased sauce pan and cook on medium/high until soft
2. Add remaining indigents to sauce pan and turn temp to low

Once you have your sauce simmering, start on your garlic bread sticks!  No bread sticks in the fridge? no problem you can use crescent rolls to make them!
 Garlic Bread sticks
1 can crescent rolls
1 T light butter
1/2 T garlic
1. Preheat oven 375
2. Divide rolls into 4 squares and squeeze the serrations together
3. Cut into strips
4. Twist and place on baking stone
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes
6. Combine the butter and garlic into a small bowl
7. Brush mixture over warm bread sticks

By this time your meatballs should be finished so you are ready to eat!!
Remember there's always something you can turn into dinner :)
Happy Cooking!
Love, T

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