I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hamburger Helper without the "helper"

Last night I told Amelia that I was taking out ground turkey and asked what she wanted for dinner tonight. Before Amelia could get a word out, Leo shouted from the other room "turkey burgers...with ketchup!" Amelia decided against those and went with "meatballs, since I haven't had those forever". I am sure you are wondering, then, what is with the picture below? Well, since I *am* mother of the year, I took out 2 lbs of meat and used 1 to make *both* meatballs and burgers and with the other pound, I made a very yummy turkey and macaroni dinner. Here's what I did:

In a big pot, boiled 3 cups of dried elbow macaroni. While that was draining, I used the same pot to saute some red pepper and carrots and then added the ground turkey. When everything was brown and cooked through, I added the macaroni. Since I made dinner at 3pm, I put everything in the fridge until dinner time. When Danny got home (and was starving!) I added jarred marinara and water and stirred and stirred until everything was hot. The leftovers are in the freezer and ready to save the night. Yum :)

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