Monday, March 5, 2012

Still here

Well, hello.

Jeremy and I have been taking the vow “in sickness and in health” quite literally lately as our little family continues to pass around a cold. I think we’re now on round #2.

Despite the runny noses and dry coughs, we did have a lovely time in New York this past weekend, celebrating Jeremy’s sister’s upcoming wedding.  Happiness was seeing our sister glowing at her bridal shower, being celebrating by family and friends.  Happiness was seeing my mother-in-law and her friends do what they do best - throw a great party. Happiness was showing off the kiddos at the end of the shower. Jack and Jossie, of course, were overwhelmed with the love and attention they received. I sat with them at a window seat of the restaurant’s banquet room to give them a quiet moment. We watched the Upper East Side comings and goings, on the street level below. “This is New York City, children,” I whispered into their soft brown hair as I held them close, not really knowing what I was trying to impart in that moment.

Back to reality: I was home from work today, sick as a dog. I did make dinner. This is an easy meal for a weeknight. I was even able to throw together the meatballs as one 13-month-old held onto the back of my legs, sobbing into my yoga pants.

Mini turkey meatballs and pasta
1 pound ground turkey
¾ cup dry bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (goes really well with the ground turkey!)
1 large egg, beaten

Mix together all ingredients. With a small scoop, make mini-meatballs and broil on high for 6-8 minutes, flipping half-way through. And this is where it gets really easy – open up a jar of premade tomato sauce and throw into a pot – put meatballs in the sauce to continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes while your pasta boils. Enjoy!

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