Dinner tonight

I love all things to do with antiques, old homes, food/cooking, refinishing furniture, decorating and so much more.  So this blog will be a hodge podge of sorts.  So today I'm going to be showing you the dinner I made last night.  I have made this several times and my family loves it.
It does require a little effort on you part, but is totally worth it! I got this recipe from my Real Simple mag.

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 28-ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving (2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, divided, plus more for serving
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey, preferably dark meat
  • 16 saltine crackers, finely crushed (about 3⁄4 cup)
  • 12 ounces spaghetti (3⁄4 box)


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and half the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the tomato puree and paste, sugar, half the Parmesan, 1 tablespoon of the oregano, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1½ cups water. Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, lightly beat the egg. Add the turkey, crackers, the remaining Parmesan, garlic, and oregano, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Shape the mixture into 12 meatballs (about 1½ inches each).
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the meatballs, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add to the sauce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Serve with the meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and oregano before serving.  
 Here are my sizzling turkey meatballs...
And my sauce and meatballs simmering away.

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