Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CEiMB - Turkey Meatballs with Quick and Spicey Tomato Sauce and Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Check out the recipe for this at:
Turkey Meatballs with Quick & Spicy Tomato Sauce and Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Hosted this week by Oddball Oven Mitt

So I'm excited and I have to share! I'm getting a new stainless steel french door freezer on the bottom refrigerator delivered today! We bought one last week and two days later they called and told us that there had been a recall on all of those refrigerators so we did not have one coming. They had to remove them from their floors and could not sell anymore of them. Of course, we were never told what the problem was. This meant another shopping trip for a refrigerator. We finally decided on the GE Profile and Lowe's was very easy to negotiate with. We actually got them to reduce the price by over $600. Keep that in mind as you shop.

Now for this week's food choice. Any time I can prepare a spaghetti dish, you will find me racing to the kitchen.

I had to make a couple of changes to the recipe. First, I did not have the chipotle peppers in adobe sauce because the yankee ate it all on his salad last week. Second, I added green olives to the sauce. I did not have any fresh thyme and I left out the carrots in the meatballs. I made my meatballs small. I love turkey meatballs! And I used regular thin spaghetti instead of the whole wheat. We have tried every brand of whole wheat spaghetti that holds a spot at the grocery store and we do not like any of them. There are a few things in life that you just can't change for health reasons. Spaghetti is one of them.

I love spaghetti. Nuff said?

17 comments:

Audrey said...

Nuff said! If you have any of this left in your cool new fridge, I'll be right over. :)

Jessica said...

That looks delicious! I'm a little behind but I'm planning to make this for dinner tomorrow night.

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

Looks great!

applecrumbles said...

Enjoy your new appliance :).
Looks good.

Sara said...

Congrats on the new cooling equipment. You got Lowe's to take $600 of the price? You didn't perchance flash the salesperson a glimpse of the loaded .45 in your purse did you? :)

--Nick

PS I'm glad you liked the meatballs!

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

I also like my meatballs to be small. I got about 20 meatballs out of this pound of turkey. Also, I could not agree more about whole wheat spaghetti. We rarely eat it, it's just not the same.

Jen said...

Congrats on the new fridge! I am way jealous!!!
Glad you decided to cook this week! Your spaghetti looks yummy! I thought this was a great recipe -- I especially liked the yummy sauce!

Mary Ann said...

Yeah for the new fridge! That is exciting. The meatballs look great. We loved it too!

Maria said...

Whole wheat pasta is my favorite. Looking good!

pinkstripes said...

Congrats on the new refrig!

Your dish sounds healthy and delicious. My kind of meal.

Leslie said...

The spaghetti and meatballs looks great! I have things that aren't negotiable, like skim milk. It's not for me. Drank it for YEARS and never could adjust. Now I drink 1%.

A new fridge is such a joy! I have a bottom freezer French door and I LOVE it. Great for stashing platters of food, or cookies, whatever. Congrats!

AJM said...

$600?? I am impressed! With that kind of savings, you should go get a new...mixer/coffee maker/food processor/dishwasher/knives, maybe one of each with your negotiating skills:)

Cathy said...

Ooooh - be sure to share some pix of the new fridge! Glad you enjoyed this Peggy -- I thought it was a really great recipe. Yours looks beautiful!

Pamela said...

Good luck with the new fridge! I really enjoyed the meatballs, they were very tasty. Nice job!

n.o.e said...

Great looking plate of pasta, Peggy. We love all sizes, shapes, and colors of pasta, but it is hard to beat the classic white spaghetti. Did you happen to ply the salesman with some spaghetti and meatballs to get such a great price? You'll love your new fridge; I'd sure love to replace mine.
Nancy

AmyRuth said...

OMG New Kitchen BIG Toys!!! I love that. thanks for sharing the news and I second Cathy's request for a "reveal" photo next week, paleeze??? Congratulations. I think it sounds wonderful.
Oh and yes so does your spaghetti....have any left for a Sunday afternoon snack? yummm sounds good.
AmyRuth

Marthe said...

This looks really good!!! I love pasta and was really looking forward to this one but didn't make it due to the events on Queensday: I didn't feel like cooking at all....