Saturday mornings are my favorite. I wake up, run, drink coffee, grocery shop and cook. There are not many things I love more than spending the morning in the kitchen whipping up a meal (okay – I love my boyfriend, cats, family, friends and sparkling wine more – in no particular order). When one of the first free Saturdays in weeks rolled up, I had a mish mash of ideas of what I wanted to make. Here is what I had to work with:
1 sweet potato that NEEDED to be used.
I decided to go with some kind of bowl with a fried egg on top. After walking through the grocery store with an extremely empty stomach, I settled on turkey meatballs with a butternut squash sauce and swoodles (see below).
Swoodles: Sweet Potato Noodles – I recently discovered the Zoodle Maker which is a tool used to grind zucchini into a spaghetti-like shape. It’s actually really great and can be used for a number of other veggies, too. I.E.: Swoodles! (See photo below).
I threw the Swoodles in with some homemade turkey meatballs and Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce.
Since the single sweet potato did not make quite as much as I expected, I also made some quinoa which resulted in the layering as so:
1st layer: Quinoa
2nd layer: Meatball/Swoodle/Sauce
3rd layer: Mozzarella Cheese (I also had this at home, but admittedly realized the way home from the store that I really needed a good soft rich goat cheese – next time!)
4th layer: Fried Egg
Let me tell you, I was full from this meal from 11am to 7pm!
1lb Lean Turkey
1 Chopped Onion
Sprinkle Basil (fresh and dried)
Sprinkle Rosemary (fresh)
Sprinkle Oregano (fresh)
1/4 cupish bread crumbs
Grease pan and ball in 2 inchish balls and bake for 20 minutes.
Once Meatballs are finished, spoon into sauce with Swoodles and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve by self or over quinoa, brown rice, potatoes or other! Add cheese and egg as preferred!