Monday, July 15, 2013

Hot as #$#$#@ OUT!

Okay, it mid summer in the Northeast, and its in the upper 80's/lower 90's with high humidity. But still you need to eat well of course, but really do you want to turn on the oven and make it EVEN HOTTER!? I know I don't. Normally I make 3-4 side dishes for the week in huge batches so I won't be eating just meat with meat, which is something I actually don't mind doing.

This week I did sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and red potatoes in the crock pot. I had purchased recently one that was able to cook up all of those 3 sides at once, which was pretty convenient for me anyway. Easy clean up, easy setup and best of all didn't make the house any hotter then it was. I also made turkey meatballs in my larger crock pot.

Turkey meatballs are pretty easy to make, I used:

5 lb container of ground turkey
4 egg whites
1 cup of bread crumbs-- Any kind will do, I normally make mine own
Quarter of a red onion
Italian seasonings - any favorite seasons will do though

Normally I bake them on a cookie dish for 20-25 minutes at 375-- but I put them in the croc pot for 4 hours on low.