INGREDIENTS : 1 pound ground turkey 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic) 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided in half
1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups pasta or marinara sauce 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Butter or olive oil 3 to 4 cups baby spinach
DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, onions, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, spices and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir until fully combined. Take care to avoid overmixing, which can dry out the meatballs. 2. Form the mixture into meatballs, about 1 1/2-inches wide. Place in a large casserole dish greased with butter or oil. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until no longer pink, and the internal temperature reaches 165° F. 3. In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil. Cook the spinach until wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes. 4. Once the turkey meatballs are done baking, top with the sauce and spinach. Make sure all the meatballs are completely covered. 5. Top with mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with dried or fresh parsley, basil and/or oregano, if desired. Serve with your favorite pasta or bread, or enjoy them as is.
5 STUNNING HOME EXTERIOR COLOUR COMBOS
January might not be the time of year most people think about upping their curb appeal, but if you’re considering selling or just want to give your home a facelift, the winter is a perfect time to start planning. That way, when the weather improves – you’ll be ready to go! Check out these five exterior colour palette ideas to get your creativity flowing. Ivory, white and turquoise. White and ivory may seem like they’re too close in colour to provide any contrast, but they actually work together beautifully. The white will make the ivory seem creamier, while the ivory will make the white shine. Meanwhile, a turquoise front door will provide an unexpected pop of colour and style. Black, white and red. Classic! A white home with black trim and a cherry red door never gets old. If your home doesn’t have a lot of detail on it, consider adding more black trim to create a grid like pattern that will feel cool and contemporary. Green, white and clay. For an earthier look, go for a moss green siding with a red-brown clay-coloured front door. Add white trim to help the look feel fresh and clean. Yellow, white and grey. Who can resist a happy yellow house? Much like with a white and cream combo, the white in this palette will make the yellow truly shine. A dark grey roof and door will add a bit of neutrality – and a little drama. All-white. An all-white home exterior is both classic and daring. And the best way to pull it off is by using different textures to create depth and contrast. Think of both horizontal and vertical siding, white-painted shakes and thick white trim.