Turkey meatballs

Little Miss wanted to get in on the photography action as well and asked that I take a picture of her dinner too.
Meatballs....Husband's FAVORITE thing. Whenever I ask him what he wants for dinner...meatballs. No really...it does get quite annoying. Me though..NOT a meatball fan. *clamps mouth, shakes head*
It stems from getting a perm when I was like 5 and my Mom had made meatballs (just the Sam's club frozen ones)-but trying to eat those for lunch while she was perming my hair and the smell of the perm solution and the meatballs...blech.
For the record I can't eat corndogs on a stick either for the SAME reason.
But Husband has converted me to a couple things...shrimp and mushrooms...so who is to say I can't be converted to meatballs as well?
These get me closer than I've been before!
Turkey Meatballs (adapted from Ellie Krieger)
1lb ground turkey
1 slice wheat bread-crumbed
2tsp dried thyme
1 egg
1/4 cup carrot-grated
1/2 cup onion-diced
1 spoonful of minced garlic
1/4 cup grated parm (the stuff out of a can)
salt and pepper
Broiler on (500 degrees)-
Cookie sheet with metal cooling rack on it is what I used
Mix all ingredients and then form into balls-I got 25 that were about 2 inches (give or take) put on rack on cookie sheet and broil for 10 minutes, remove from oven and flip-broil another 5 minutes.
In saucepan on stove put 1 can of spaghetti sauce + 1/2 of that can full of water-add meatballs, cover and simmer for about 1/2 hour.
I liked how these meatballs didn't feel 'heavy' to me..you know that heavy feel that beef can sometimes give you? And as far as meatballs go..I really liked them.
Husband did too...he generally is a purist...doesn't want to deviate or try new things..but he liked them too! Not as much as a beef one..but he says as long as I am making meatballs..he'll eat them!
We're in MO and smack dab in the middle of what they are saying is gonna be a blizzard. I'm so sick of snow and winter..and so ready for spring!
On the diet front I took a couple weeks off from counting, or really putting ANY effort into it..so I was really nervous to step on the scale this morning...and surprised to see an over 2lb loss! I'm just 6.4 away from being able to say I've lost 20lbs! So I'm kicking it back into high gear today!

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