Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or hosting everyone at your house, we can all benefit from an easy 10 minute lunch or dinner amongst the hustle and bustle of the season. In addition to these Turkey Pepper Jack Paninis being quick and easy to transport, they are a great way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. They also come with a spicy mayo that really brings out the kick of the pepper jack cheese. I make them with a side salad for dinner to keep things healthy but I have also put them in my husband’s lunches for a convenient meal on the go. [Read more…] about 10 Minute Turkey Pepper Jack Paninis
Thanksgiving without gravy is like the 4th of July without potato salad or Halloween without candy corn. It’s just not right. Gravy may not be the centerpiece on Thanksgiving day, but without it there is a massive hole in your little foodie heart. And let’s face the facts: gravy from a packet or jar is just NOT the same. Real Thanksgiving day turkey gravy should be homemade from the turkey drippings, just like Grandma has made for years! Here’s how to do it: [Read more…] about Traditional Homemade Turkey Gravy
This year we will be traveling back to California for Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with my husband’s family. But my sister and I didn’t want to miss our favorite cooking holiday, so we decided to celebrate a little early. We spent all day Saturday making WAY too much food. Hayley made us breakfast while I got to work on this mouth-watering Tuscan Style Roasted Turkey. We love all the side dishes and yummy desserts, but we all agree that this turkey is hands-down the best Thanksgiving turkey ever! I have broken the process down into 3 easy steps should you desire to make this incredibly moist turkey this holiday season: [Read more…] about 3 Step Tuscan Style Roasted Turkey
Awhile back, my local Kroger had a special on ground turkey. In my neck of the woods, ground turkey usually costs about $3.99 or more per pound but on this particular week it was on sale for $1.99. I bought as many as were allowed and now I’m still working on the surplus in my deep freezer! After I made turkey burgers, turkey taco salads, and turkey spaghetti, I ran out of ideas. I searched Pinterest and decided to try a Greek meatloaf with turkey and feta cheese from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. The flavors were Greek inspired and quite delicious! The only regret I had when making this was that I hadn’t made more! The whole family scarfed it down in a flash!
I started by thawing, rinsing, and squeezing dry 10 oz of frozen spinach.
Then I mixed that with a pound of ground turkey and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic.
In order to bind the ingredients together in the Greek meatloaf, I added in an egg and a 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs. Then I put in 1/2 cup of diced yellow onion and 5 oz of crumbled feta cheese.
Next, I added the seasonings. You’ll need 1/2 teaspoon each of dried oregano and parsley and 1/4 teaspoon each of Kosher salt and ground pepper. You’ll also need a 1/4 cup of ketchup and 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. I squished this all together with my hands and formed it into a loaf.
So that the Greek meatloaf doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, I lined a 13×9 glass pan with foil and sprayed it with cooking spray.
Then I gingerly transferred the Greek meatloaf to the foil and spread another 2 tablespoons of ketchup on top. If you don’t have ketchup, tomato sauce would work just as well.
I cooked the Greek meatloaf at 400 degrees, covered, for 35 minutes. When that was done I removed the cover and cooked it for 10-15 minutes more.
The result was a perfectly cooked Greek meatloaf with turkey and feta cheese. I wondered how Greek flavors would do against ground turkey, but it was really yummy! The flavors weren’t overpowering and the feta cheese gave it just the right amount of kick.
I didn’t mind helping myself to a second piece since I knew it was a much healthier version of meatloaf. I think this Greek meatloaf would be especially delicious served alongside a Vegetable Salad with Italian Basil Dressing. In the picture I paired the meatloaf with my Pecan and Goat Cheese Strawberry Salad. So if you want a healthy dinner in less than an hour, this meal might be the one for you! For more dinner ideas, follow my Delicious Dinner Delights Board on Pinterest. Happy cooking y’all!
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 5 oz crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup diced yellow onion
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp each dried oregano and parsley
- ¼ tsp each Kosher salt and ground pepper
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup plus 2 Tbsp for the top
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cover a 13x9 glass pan in foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Rinse and drain the spinach.
- Add the spinach to the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix everything thoroughly and form into a loaf shape.
- Transfer the Greek meatloaf to the foil lined pan and top with 2 Tbsp of ketchup.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes, covered.
- Remove the cover and bake 10-15 more minutes.
My husband loves meat. If he planned our weekly menu, it would surely consist of steak with a side of ribs and any kind of grilled chicken. When we go out to eat he inevitably orders spicy wings or drumsticks. So I set out to try Crockpot Buffalo Drumsticks from Listotic in an effort to find some finger-licking good meat that would cost quite a bit less than going to our favorite BBQ restaurant. I was so pleased at how easy the recipe was and how delighted Dan was as he reached for his fourth drumstick. And since the Crockpot was the only tool I had to use, the clean-up was a breeze! [Read more…] about 3 Ingredient Crockpot Buffalo Drumsticks