I’m a week behind on my blog because I’ve been working like a maniac on my new internet store. It’s going live this week (if the computer gods are with me) and I can’t wait to share it with you guys! There’s some fun stuff, so don’t do all your holiday shopping yet.
I’ve been cooking this week and have a couple recipes to share. Remember a few months back when I was all-atwitter about the new Italian spice I ordered from a website called Ciao Pittsburgh? The spice is called Aroma and I’ve already gone through one jar. I used it on sliced zucchini, and onions sautéed in olive oil and it was wonderful. Even the teenagers loved it. I sprinkled it on pounded chicken breasts and marinated them in Italian salad dressing – again – very good.
And this week I made turkey meatloaf with it and again — yum. Just so you know, these people don’t pay me to say anything about their product. (Note to self: Figure out how to get people to pay me to say stuff about their products.)
I just talk about ingredients and products I think are good and I like this spice. As I said before, it makes my house smell like the Italian store, which I can never get enough of. I can’t say, sprinkling it in my bra helped my love life, but maybe I just wasn’t around the right guys.
I haven’t tried the picante blend they sell but I’ll bet it’s great on veggies. (Dang, maybe that should have gone in the bra.) Anyway, here’s the turkey meatloaf recipe. It’s healthy, good for you, and tastes great. If you don’t have any Aroma, you can use Italian seasoning as a substitute.
Italian Turkey Meatloaf
Yummy Italian meatloaf that’s even great cold!
1 lb ground turkey
1 garlic clove finely minced
¼ cup olive oil
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
¾ cup Italian style bread crumbs
1 cup oats
2 tsp. Aroma Seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste.
Additional parmesan or mozzarella to sprinkle on top
Mix together all ingredients and place it in a large glass baking pan. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until brown. Pour tomato sauce over and sprinkle with parmesan or grated mozzarella cheese, bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with additional sauce if desired.=
Quick Tomato Sauce
2 cans stewed tomatoes (Kirkland or S&W) processed in a food processor until mostly smooth
2 cloves finely minced garlic
1 Tbsp. olive oil
¼ cup merlot
½ tsp. Aroma Italian seasoning
Saute garlic for about a minute, then add tomatoes, Aroma seasoning and merlot. Stir over low heat about 15 minutes. Pour over meatloaf.
Sauteed Zucchini and Green onions with Fresh Rosemary
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 small green zucchinis sliced into ½ inch pieces
6 to 8 green onions sliced into 1 inch long pieces
1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste.
Heat olive oil in pan and add zucchini, onions, and rosemary. Saute over high heat until browned but not too soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with turkey meatloaf.