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Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatballs 2 Ways (and a raccoon!)

October 26, 2009

Weekend wrap up!

Hey bloggies, how is everyone? Hope you had a great weekend filled with some tasty eats and exercise.

I decided on Friday night to make some turkey meatballs with some ground turkey hanging out in my fridge and make them a little more special by stuffing them with some goat cheese.

To make 15 meatballs I used:

1 lb lean ground turkey

1/4 cup oatmeal (use breadcrumbs if you prefer)

1 egg

assorted spices: crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, steak seasoning, garlic powder

3 ounces goat cheese

Mixed everything but goat cheese by hand in a bowl and then formed meatballs around the hunks of goat cheese. Simple, easy and delicious.

Put on a cookie sheet and baked for approximately 20 minutes in a 425 degree oven.

I also roasted some asparagus with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

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My hubby made himself up a salad that included lettuce, goat cheese, shredded cheese and ranch.  He asked if I was going to include a pic on the blog.  Sure!

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I also made some mac and cheese that was not pictured.  Friday night dinner was delicious!

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We hung out, watched a few episodes of Mad Men to get caught up when we heard a rumbling on the deck.  We knew it had to be our foe! We came running up the stairs and looked out on the deck…look who we saw!  Mind you, this raccoon is hanging off the back of our deck that is about 20 feet up in the air.  He didn’t get anything and scampered away.  That was our exciting Friday night!

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatballs Take Two

On Sunday during football I decided to make up a tasty dinner for the two of us using the leftover turkey meatballs.

First I cut up a few small white potatoes, tossed them with olive oil, salt and pepper and put on my pizza stone in a 425 degree oven.

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I then cut open 3 soft sandwich rolls and spread each one very thinly with butter and sprinkled with garlic powder.

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I started some olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes in pot and added a can of crushed tomato, tomato paste and the leftover meatballs.  I put all of this to simmer with the lid on as the fries cooked.

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While all of this cooked I did a little multitasking and made my hubby’s sandwich for Monday:

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And portioned out and put away some pork chops I picked up at the store on Sunday:

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At this point I put the buttered rolls in the oven with the fries to toast up and sanitized all the counters and sinks.

I pulled out the toasted buns and spread some sauce on each bun, then put 3 meatballs on each.

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Then I put some hot pepper cheese on each sandwich and put them back in the oven to get melty as I pulled out the oven fries.

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YUM!

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I ate about 3/4 of a sandwich and gave the rest to my hubby.  He enjoyed his sandwich as well.  My bro had done me a favor earlier in the day and was on duty last night, so I wrapped up the last sandwich while it was still hot and delivered it to him…he was happy!

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If you made it all the way through that post I’m glad you are still here! I have 2 interviews today so I have to get going.  I hope to get a quick workout in this morning and then get dressed in my best business duds and head out.

Wish me luck…I’ll report back later!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2009 3:19 pm

    Looks awesome, Courtney! Have been looking for good recipes to utilize the great goat cheese from the local market here. Thanks!

  2. Molly permalink
    October 26, 2009 4:00 pm

    can you please make me those meatball sandwiches sometime – my God – I am salivating!!

  3. October 26, 2009 4:29 pm

    Omg that looks amazing and I am obsessed with Goat Cheese right now–can’t wait to try this! 🙂

  4. Menden @ Skinny Menny permalink
    October 26, 2009 4:39 pm

    Good luck on your interviews!

    I made T turkey meatball subs yesterday too – we must have had ESP 😉

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