Monday, February 13, 2006

Fowl Balls!

Tonight, I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Christopher taught me his recipe a few weeks ago, and this was going to be my second time making it solo.

I like to watch my red meat intake, and thought I'd try something different this time. I bought ground turkey instead of hamburger meat. Now I knew that Dick would have an issue with this, but I gave it a go anyhow. (whenever I do buy hamburger meat, I buy the most lean possible, while Dick will buy the type with the most fat)

I thought I'd be able to camouflaged the turkey meatballs because of all the spices going into the recipe. What I didn't count on, however, is that ground turkey does not stick together as well as ground beef. My sauce became this interesting crossbreed of meatball and bolognese sauce.

Because it wasn't as visually appealing as it would be with hamburger meat, I confessed to Dick that I made it with turkey before he even tried it. However, to my delight and surprise, Dick and Christopher both agreed that it was just as tasty as the regular meat balls, and I got the seal of approval.

But the funniest part of the whole thing was when Dick announced that we were not eating Spaghetti and Meatballs for dinner.

We were eating "Fowl Balls".

That's what we'll call it from now on ;)

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