Monday, September 17, 2012

It's so easy, being greek

Happy Monday, friends!

Well, it was one heck of a weekend... and by that, I'm wondering if I had a weekend?  I had one day off, and I spent the time doing laundry, grocery shopping, and studying.  But, I did get to chat with this girl, which made the whole weekend way more fun.  She is a hoot and a half.

So, the title of this post... could refer to 2 things.  Thing one is this:

How much I miss being a collegiate member  of a sorority.  And how much I miss vacuuming EVERYTHING for everyone.  Oh wait, I still vacuum all the time.  Maybe just that first part.

What?  You say no???  You don't think that's what I'm talking about?  You think that since it's Monday, I should be blogging about the weekend?  Okay... fine.  You win.

Since my weekend was pretty much a bust, I decided I should talk about something that was not a bust.  I made some Greek-style meatballs on Saturday, and they were amazing.  Like, Ammon ate 7 of them and probably could have eaten more kind of amazing.  And I'm a nice person, so I like to share.  I should also let you know that these bad boys are very WW friendly... each meatball is only one point!  That makes them an awesome option if you want to add a little something-something to a meal, but don't have a lot of points.  Look how pretty they are, too!

Greek-style Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients

One and a half bunches of fresh spinach, chopped and wilted down, or 10oz chopped frozen spinach
One pound lean ground turkey
2 banana peppers, seeded and diced finely
One 8-oz package reduced fat feta crumbles
2 large eggs
Salt
Pepper
Oregano

What you do:

1) Pre-heat oven to 425 F
2) Dump all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Remember to crack the eggs before you throw them in.


3) If you're like me, you forgot to add the seasonings.  Add them now, to taste.
4) Make sure your hands are clean, then mix that stuff up!  Using a spoon won't give you the right consistency, you gotta dig in with this one.  It'll look about like this when you're through:


5) Form your mixture into 20 ball-shaped blobs.  I say ball-shaped, because mine never look like a ball.  And that's okay by me.  Set your blobs on a cookie sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray


6) Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until they start getting a golden crust on top.  Some of the cheese will ooze out too, and they'll look perfectly ooey-gooey.  If you're feeling extra domestic, you can roast some fingerling potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice while your meatballs are cooking.

And there you have it, awesome meatballs in 30 minutes.

That's all I've got.  Have a fantastic day, my friends!

7 comments:

  1. so... I just drooled all over my keyboard at work. Sigh. I can't wait to try these, but I'll have to leave out the cheese, as Michael is anti-cheese. Which is really sad, because I'm basically pro cheese, in every way. Pro cheese!

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  2. yum, these meatballs look awesome and really easy to make!

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  3. Dang GIRL! Well aren't you just all fancy and talented and what not!

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  4. Holy moly, Kristen!! You're just so talented in the kitchen!!

    And thanks for calling me a hoot. And a half. You're the bomb.

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  5. My husband is always trying to get me to make him meatballs, and this recipe finally convinced me I could do something really unique and really impress him! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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