No Ketchup in My Kitchen

Turkey Meatloaf

My office laughed at me, because I admitted there isn’t a bottle of ketchup in my refrigerator. It’s a condiment that isn’t hated or loved. Just a sweet bottle in every American kitchen, except for mine. The office conversation started, because I told them how ketchup packets were found ‘hidden’ in a kitchen drawer from a past delivery. My other half placed them there, and I knew to leave them alone. Packets of soy sauce, duck sauce, mustard, salt and pepper from previous delivery services are immediately thrown away, because we have better quality bottles in the pantry cabinet. It’s a better compromise, because a large bottle of unused ketchup sitting in the refrigerator is what I don’t want. Since, that office conversation, I’ve thought of buying ketchup, but mind changes when approaching the cash register.
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One Turkey Meatball Recipe, Two Different Dinners

Recipe Number 2: Turkey Meatball Sandwich with Mozzarella Cheese
Recipe Number 2: Turkey Meatball Sandwich with Mozzarella Cheese

From one Turkey Meatball recipe, two different meals were served, sans the classic tomato sauce. Recipe number one was Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Mushroom Sauce and Lemon Arugula Spaghetti. The second recipe was a Turkey Meatball Sandwich with Mozzarella Cheese. Why should tomato sauce have all the fun? This is a versatile ingredient that will add instant flavor to other dishes, as well. Flatten a raw meatball to make a breakfast sausage served with pancakes, add a pre-cooked meatball to a salad for lunch, or try it in another pasta dish for dinner. Read more

Turkey Meatloaf with Mushrooms and Herbs

This past weekend is the last of the grand dinners until I’ve settled into my new apartment… with a larger kitchen. Over the next few weeks, I’ll cook meals requiring less equipment for obvious reasons (unpacking boxes). The Fall menu includes Butternut Squash Gratin and Sautéed Kale. I admit, I’m not much of a meat person, but I feel honored to have finally made a juicy and flavorful meat recipe. The next day’s leftover menu will include Turkey Meatloaf sandwich, melted sharp cheddar cheese over rosemary ciabatta bread with caramelized onions… a sandwich inspired by Peaches Restaurant in Brooklyn. Read more