We currently have many different main meal items stored in our freezer. When I was packing my lunch this morning, I decided I should use the ground turkey we had in the freezer to make something. My personal favorite thing to do with ground turkey is to use it in a crumbly form like tacos or turkey meat sauce. This morning though, I thought that Mike would probably really like a turkey meat loaf. I don’t make a lot of foods like a turkey life, but the hubby definitely likes them.
After my evening run (It’s getting dark way too early now by the way), I took the ground turkey out of the fridge and put it into a pan to mix in the ingredients. I like using 100% white meat ground turkey. It’s much healthier, and I don’t feel like I need the extra fat in most foods that I make. Due to price and availability, I usually buy this kind of ground turkey at Trader Joe’s.
I dumped the above turkey into a pan and added the following:
- 1/4 cup of schar gluten free bread crumbs (regular would work too) Here’s the ones I used
- garlic powder
- a generous portion of onion flakes
- italian seasoning
- 1 egg
- Dinosaur BBQ Sauce (This made the meatloaf; it’s a great gluten free bbq sauce option and they have a restaurant too)
- Heinz Ketchup
After mixing all the ingredients, I put the mixture into a loaf pan and baked for approximately 20 minutes on 400.
Once the loaf was mostly cooked through, I topped it with a mixture of ketchup and dinosaur bbq sauce, and continued to bake it until the top had crisped up a little bit.
Along with the meatloaf I made sweet potatoes, which I decided I would eat for lunch tomorrow instead of dinner tonight, baked squash and zucchini and sweet carrots.
To make the squash zucchini mixture, I simply sprayed an aluminum foil lined pan with olive oil spray and placed the sliced veggies on the tray. I then sprinkled salt, pepper, garlic, and chili powder on top. I baked this along with the meatloaf; flipping the veggies in the middle. The chili powder really added a nice flavor to this mixture.
The other side item came to me due to a craving. I placed one bag of baby carrots in a microwave safe container with honey, cinnamon, tumeric, and pumpkin pie spice. I cooked the carrots for a total of 6 minutes; stirring them about every 2 minutes. I’m not really sure what made me decide to make this, but eating this is what made me decide to just eat a sweet potato tomorrow. Here’s the final product…really yummy!
I have an event for work tomorrow night with a western theme. I need to get some rest so I can be ready for the fun. The husband definitely enjoyed this meal!