Healthy Turkey Meat Loaf


Healthy Turkey Meat Loaf

turkey meat loaf

 

 

Servings: 4-5 Servings
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

½ medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 ½ teaspoon canola oil
1 small chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 ½ pounds 85 % lean ground turkey
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Topping:
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Healthy Turkey Meat Loaf


turkey meat loaf

 

 

 

 

 

Servings: 4-5 Servings
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

½ medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 ½ teaspoon canola oil
1 small chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 ½ pounds 85 % lean ground turkey
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Topping:
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon dijon mustard

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cover a sheet tray with foil.

Add the cauliflower florets to a small saucepan and cover with the chicken broth. Cover the pot with a lid. Simmer until tender. Add cauliflower to a blender along with the broth ½ cup broth. Blend until smooth, scraping sides of blender as necessary. Let cool. The cauliflower will thicken as it cools down.

Heat oil in a large non stick sauté pan. Once shimmering, sauté onion and garlic until just softened. Remove to a large bowl to cool. Once cool, add pureed cauliflower, turkey, salt, pepper, parsley, quick cooking oats, and Parmesan cheese. Mix all meatloaf ingredients well. Shape into a loaf on the prepared sheet tray.  In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup and mustard and brush on top of the loaf.

Bake for 45 minutes, until cooked through. Rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Agitated


Cereal, Bananas and Strawberry

This is one strange day. I am agitated and not really sure why. I have decided to dissect my attitude here on the white board. Then I can go through the day.

I woke up bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Fixed my coffee and played a quick game on Facebook. I am so addicted to Candy Crush Saga. It is a free game that you move through levels. You beat a variety of schemes and I just love the challenge. It was not a downloaded game. It is free to play. If anyone of you play, we can become friends and play it together.

I drank my coffee and was starving so I ate breakfast early. I don’t usually eat breakfast for a couple of hours after I wake up. Last night I had fried sausage and sauerkraut so I don’t know if that did something to push my hunger buttons or what, but my tummy was growling.

I ate and then for some unknown reason I laid back down and went to sleep. I knew I was planning on going to see Al so I don’t know why I did that. I think part of me feels left out.

Although I am no longer married to the mother-in-law’s family, I still carry the pain and hurt of losing someone I loved so much. Because of frictions within the walls of family members I am not at the viewing of this beautiful lady. Of course I would not with good conscience attend the funeral. I am no longer a part of the family because of divorce.

I think it just makes me so sad but maybe I should not feel this way. The divorce was many moons ago but she forever remained in my heart.

I went to see Al after I woke up from my cat nap. He was in a mood. The program that takes him out twice a week cancelled  due to winds and cold weather. He was all over me about he didn’t understand why they weren’t taking him. He was so confused about the temperatures. He was just plain disappointed. So he and I both were having a sad day.

I stayed with him while he ate lunch and had a cup of coffee. He is on his new pain medication which started at 4am this morning. He told me he wasn’t feeling quite as much pain. I thought this was good, but I wish once I would hear NO PAIN SIS. Maybe this is too much to ever hope for with this Parkinson’s Disease.

He kept drifting in and out of sleep. I think his body has to get used to this stronger medication. He told me his pain was so bad through the  night that it ended up making his stomach hurt real bad. He said he was a wake a lot and kept asking the nurse if it was 4am so he could have his new patch for pain. I felt bad for him.

I personally don’t ever remember me having so much pain I vomited, but then again the doctor’s say PD pain is stronger than any medication on the market.

After leaving him from my visit I stopped at the grocery store. I swear I went into shock. I could literally see the jump in prices of regular things I buy higher this week than last time I went to the store.

What are we people supposed to do about food? If you buy organic and good foods they are double in prices. A package of hamburger was almost $4.00. A roast was over $10.00. Forget eating high on the hog and eating a steak. It is no longer in my food budget. A can of salmon was $3.50. I had started giving up red meat around Thanksgiving and I guess this is a good thing.

A jar of my peanut butter was $3.79. Obviously, I wasn’t sure what to buy. I scanned for sale items only. I felt like I came home with nothing for $50.00

After I returned home and unpacked my empty bags. I went through the mail. I then decided to call my old Part D insurance company to see if I was going to receive my refund.

They owe me a whopping $34.00 for a payment I made in Dec. 2012. I have yet to receive it. I have called once per month. Today they told me it is being processed and will take 60-90 days to receive it.

I blew my stack and I am sure she could see my smoke. I asked her,” Um, the next time I have a bill due from a business can I tell them I will send it out in the next 60-90 days? Do you think they would accept that?”

She said, “They would get very upset.”

I said, “Well now you know how I feel. You are keeping my money for a service you did not perform. I will call my lawyer and I will make a complaint in the New York Times paper. I want my money”.

She told me to hang on. tick-tick tick-tick. She came back with, ” We are going to try to send it out in one week. Write this reference number down per the conversation. If you do not get your refund call back and give the number”.

I thanked her for her help and hung up. Now it is 4pm and I am exhausted. I don’t even want to write any short stories or poetry or my Daily Prompts. Maybe I will feel better later on and change my mind.

I just finished off a bowl of Special-K Strawberries and Chocolate cereal and a small cup of egg drop soup. Now I have messed up my eating schedule. I  have to take more diabetic medication at 6pm and I won’t be hungry.  Oh well, I think I will hold off until 7pm and maybe have some eggs and toast for supper with a couple of Turkey links, oh and of course my cup of coffee.

Well I am done dissecting. I guess I feel a sense of loss and frustration today. I think this feeling allows me to go to the couch put my feet up and cover my with my blanket and watch TV. Talk later.