Friday, November 14, 2008

A little comfort food

This was dinner. I served them with a simple mixed green salad with crumbled goat cheese, chopped pecans and a balsamic vinaigrette. These mini meatloaves are the perfect portion size for us post-ops. Super yummy and moist. A very economical family friendly meal.

Shelly's Italian Artichoke Mini Meatloaf

1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
10 Mushrooms, chopped (button, crimini, or combination)
2 cloves Garlic, diced
1 - 14 oz. can Artichoke Hearts non-marinated, drained, pureed
1 1/4 pounds Ground Turkey, the average weight of 1 package
1/4 cup Italian Style Dry Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Milk
1 Egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Basil
1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
Butter/Oil for sauteing

Saute onions and mushrooms till golden, Add garlic cook 1 minute. Set aside to cool. Soak breadcrumbs in milk for 1 minute. Beat egg. Add egg and soaked breadcrumbs to ground turkey. Add cooled veggies, pureed artichoke, tomato paste, and seasonings. Mix till combined.

Divide into 8 equal mounds. Form into mini meatloaves or if you have this super groovy pan like me use it. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 oven. These freeze well either cooked or uncooked.

Other Eggface Mini Meatloaf Recipes:

Shelly's Turkey Mushroom Mini Meatloaf
Shelly's Greek Mini Meatloaf
Shelly's Mexican Mini Meatloaf

Highlights of the day:

* This dinner was really good. Make these. They are super cute too.

* I think I'm gonna hit a Cali unofficial OH gathering manana and say hey to some local pals.

* I'm not overly religious. I would call myself spiritual. I feel way more in touch with my higher power sitting on a beach staring out at the beauty of the earth versus sitting in a pew. So quoting bible verses is a little out of my norm but I was reading a verse today that spoke to me and reading it was a highlight of my day. Soooo I will share.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7

Something I really need to remember when I start taking a dip in my big pool of fears. Nothing in fear is good. I am working on slaying my dragons. Wish me luck.

Listening to: Eminem "Lose Yourself"


somechileanwoman said...

That salad looks have definitely provided us with some food porn today!

Cindy said...

I hope you are doing okay....I read on one of your OH posts that you have been kinda bummed lately. Weird telling someone I don't know that my thoughts are with you...but we do kinda get "attached" to some of the cyber-connections we make! Take care of yourself and I hope you have someone you can confide in. I would be a mess without a close girlfriend!


RobynCarp said...

That Bible verse is on a plaque that I gave my MIL when she was battling cancer. I got one for myself and we both hang them as a reminder that there is nothing we should be fearful of! It is definitely reassuring huh?