Stay warm with pesto cheese sandwich, turkey meatballs


Turkey meatballs are a great meal to make to stay warm.

By Aymie Telinski

During the next few days of the polar vortex-like weather, why not step away from the TV and make some food that will warm you right up.

This recipe is pretty simple to make. You might have to run to the store to get some things, but it’s worth it. I found this recipe in my favorite New Jersey housewife Teresa Giudice’s cookbook, “Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit: Teresa’s Low-Fat, Super-Easy Italian Recipes.” Making these meatballs will make you want to flip a table just like Giudice.

What you need:

– 3 garlic cloves, minced (this is way too much garlic for me; I usually get garlic salt and pour about 1/4 teaspoon).

– 1 large egg

– 1/4 cup dried Italian bread crumbs

– 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves (This is too time-consuming. I just use the parsley flakes and I only add 2 teaspoons.)

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– 1/2 cup milk

– 1 pound ground turkey meat

Mix all ingredients together with your hands in a large bowl. This part is really gross and makes your hands super cold, but mix through the pain; the end results will be worth it.

Once everything is mixed together grab a handful of the meat and mix into a little or big ball. I like to mix them up so each meatball is a different size. To cook your meatballs, cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil (easy cleanup) and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.

For everyone who is stuck inside and has no plans on leaving, here is a simple recipe with few ingredients. These sandwiches will leave your mouth watering for more.

What you need:

– French bread (you can use whatever you want, but this bread makes it delicious.)

– Mozzarella cheese square

– 1 tomato

– Pesto

– Butter

Slice bread and tomatoes into slices for your sandwiches.

Place the tomato and cheese onto one slice of bread, on the opposite piece of bread that is spread pesto. Put the sandwich together and grill like you would a grilled cheese.

Make sure your mozzarella is nice and gooey before you eat it.