For a while, nothing gets accomplished. I sit down, I stand up, I go into the kitchen, I sit down, I watch TV, I jump up, I go upstairs, I come downstairs, I forget what I went upstairs for, I go back into the kitchen, I talk to myself, I sit down, and over and over again. I change topics in the middle of a conversation. I start a new topic which is actually a continuation of something we talked about 4 days ago. In Yiddish, we call my problem "sitzfleisch". Here in the good old USA, we call it ADD - attention deficit disorder. I call it the Gracie Allen Syndrome, and - hey, is that a chicken? No, actually it's a turkey, ground turkey to be exact. I am extremely distractible, and I daydream at the drop of a hat. Except when I knit, or cook, or find myself in court trying a case. I wouldn't mind a little consistency, but that wouldn't be me.
I decided to make my tiny turkey meatballs so I could have them with the spaghetti squash and roasted grape tomato sauce. I developed this recipe for the tiny meatballs a couple of years ago when I needed something to put in one of my quick chicken soups, and I had no cooked chicken. These were delicious in the soup, and as it turned out, worked really well with the spaghetti squash and sauce.
Tiny Turkey Meatballs
20 oz. package of ground turkey (not all white meat)
1/2 cup matzo meal
2 1/2 tablespoons half and half
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
2 green onions, minced (all of the white and some of the light green part)
2 cloves garlic, minced
ground black pepper
Combine all of the above ingredients in a mixing bowl. I like to use a fork to mix everything together, so the meatballs will not be too dense. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using Pam or a similar product, spray the bottom of two shallow baking dishes, the inside of a very small scooper, and the palms of your hands. Portion out all of the ground turkey with the scoop, then roll it into nice meatballs. Place them into the baking pans, and bake for just 10 minutes. Serve in soup or with sauce over noodles or even mashed potatoes and turkey gravy.