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Weekend Recap: Snow, Snow, and More Snow

This past weekend was COLD. And it snowed. A LOT. I shared my Friday night adventures with you already ( read about it here ). So I won't get into it but here's a much better, natural light selfie of me wearing one of my new soft and comfy Costco sweater finds....which was PERFECT for Valentine's Day don't ya think? Sweater from Costco , lipstick by L'oreal   Between Friday and Sunday my kids basically lived in the snow. I believe it was on Saturday morning when they decided to clear the snow off the trampoline. Except instead of snow it was really thick ice. They were very impressed and tried to save it...I won't even ask what the heck they're learning in school (facepalm). Then they decided to try to make a skating rink on our back patio. Sounds like a great idea in theory, but, our patio is sloped and I knew it wasn't going to work. HOWEVER they were working so well together I didn't have the heart to tell them their dreams of a backyard skating r

Turkey Meatballs: Jessica Alba Style

I'm not much of a recipe follower, reviewer, or step-by-step shower. But my cousin got me hooked to this healthy turkey recipe and guys...I can't even tell you how good it is. Even my kids and husband liked these. I served it with zucchini noodles and roasted potatoes, but I've also made it with rice or mashed potatoes as the side...all options are great.


The recipe is from Jessica Alba. Yup. I used a celebrity tried and true creation. It didn't disappoint. Here's the link if you want to try.

I had to modify the recipe a bit because I didn't have panko bread crumbs, and I added more carrots and zucchini than the recipe called for - but only because I chopped up too many and didn't want to throw out any food!

I added the ground turkey, seasoned bread crumbs, carrots, zucchini, red onion, egg, and dried herbs to a bow and mixed it up. Next time I might try fresh herbs to kick it up a notch, but these dried herbs were still good.


It didn't take too long to roll these bad boys up.


Then it was time to fry these babies up. I was skeptical about this part...I'm Italian...we cook our meatballs in sauce, and sauce only. But it worked...only a few casualties while I tried to turn them over (who knew ground turkey was so effing soft...some got deformed when I tried to turn them over).


My perfectly cute little round meatballs looks a little sad all deformed, but they still tasted amazing.


I forgot to take a picture of the final masterpiece but here's a glimpse of my lunch the next day...4 itty bitty - but hearty - meatballs with zucchini noodles (lightly sautéed in olive oil and garlic).


I was too lazy to figure out how many calories each meatball was, but considering its lean meat, and full of veggies, and they're so small, I don't think they're that much.

Have you tried any celebrity inspired dished lately?

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