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A Meal to Please the Hubby

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.DSC01423









I dumped the above turkey into a pan and added the following:







  • 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. 

Before Going into the Oven

Before Going into the Oven

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.

The Final Product

The Final Product

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.DSC01430

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!DSC01431

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!


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