Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Could You? Would you... with a goat?

OK... so this has nothing to do with goats...but I just couldn't let the birthday of Dr Seuss go by without encouraging everyone out there to try something new today... be it a new food... a new beverage or a new experience. My oldest daughter has been extremely open to trying new things lately. She tried shrimp and scallops this weekend and loved them... yesterday she sampled my enchiladas in Verde sauce and enjoyed it (recipe to follow soon) and today she ate my twist on her all time favorite... spaghetti and meatballs... I made the meatballs out of turkey (instead of beef) and tossed it with pesto sauce instead of the usual red sauce. I know it's not green eggs and ham... but the pasta and meatballs certainly had a green tint to them and so did the broccoli...

Here is how to make it:

Saute vegetables of your choice in olive oil. Season with the juice of one lemon, salt and pepper. Cook them until they are beginning to get tender... but still have a bit of crisp.

Mix ground turkey with one egg, 1/2 C. of bread crumbs, and 1/2 C. of Parmesan cheese. Form into meatballs and brown in olive oil until cooked through.

Add pesto sauce (or sauce of your choice and simmer the meatballs in it for 5 or 10 minutes. You might need to add a little water to the pan if the pesto is particularly thick.

Toss with cooked pasta and the veggies. Toss with Parmesan cheese and a bit of olive oil.
Do you like green meatballs and pasta?
You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may. Try them and you may, I say.


  1. Looking good! I'm always down to try new things. And this just might be one of them I add to the list this month. I have my own basil plant's kismet.

  2. Kate too loves basil. I make Basil Aioli. When she was three I told her it was green butter and she loved it. Pesto is great on pizza too, as I'm sure you know. BTW...I love your blog. Keep it up. Maybe I'll start one or just contribute some recipes for your consideration. :)

  3. Damn!! This makes me drool!! I love how u create ur own food. The veggies make the whole pasta look fresh. I love the mushroom the those turkey meat ball... yum!

  4. I can't wait to get my basil growing in the garden again... Then I can start making pesto from scratch again... This dish was made with the store bought variety... but during the summer I have basil coming out of my ears...
    Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments.

  5. OMGoodness! Another fab recipe to add to my list! Seriously, Jenn, you make me hungry (and feel creative) every time I come over here! Superman & I were just talking about our garden & plans to take out a tree (sad I know but we want "real" food not genetically modified seeds/plants/food) so we will have more sunlight. I get a buzz just smelling the herbs in my garden, especially basil & rosemary. Big YUM!



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