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So, it’s been some time since my last post.  I have good reason though, b

 

elieve it or not.  I traveled to my hometown state of Minnesota for a visit with my grandparents and my parents, who drove up from Oklahoma.  While I was there we celebrated my Grandma’s birthday … once again, Gram, happy birthday to you!  I had a great time! 

I ate plenty while I was there.  Actually, more than I would like to admit.  Even to myself.  I will just say one thing – Kathy, if you are out there reading, please e-mail me your recipe for the mini cheesecakes.  They were fabulous!  100% delicious.  I would love for them to make a blog appearance.  They were just too good.

OK, going back to eating plenty … upon my return home to my husband and frisky little furball, I was still in the mood for some good ol’ home cooking.  That’s where the loaves come to play.  I found this recipe several month’s ago while browsing Martha Stewart’s site and knew that I would find the perfect night to whip these little babies up eventually.

 

Mini Honey-Mustard (Turkey) Loaves

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These were really good and very husband- (and I would bank on child-) friendly.  I served ours with roasted sweet potato wedges.  The original recipe for the meatloaves can be found here.  My modified version …

Ingredients:

(For two)

  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • ~1 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp. BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. dried minced onion
  • 1/4 c. whole wheat Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 c. egg substitute
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 c. shredded cheese

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Mix together honey, mustard and BBQ sauce.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, combine turkey, minced onion, bread crumbs, egg substitute, salt, pepper, 1/8 c. cheese, plus 1 tbsp. mustard-BBQ sauce.  Mix well and form into two mini loaves.  Top each loaf with equal amounts of remaining mustard-BBQ sauce and cheese.  Bake in oven for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

 

Now, on to some overdue biz … I need to give a shout-out to Kristina, with Stonyfield Farms, who was kind enough to send me coupons for Oikos Greek yogurt.  She spotted that I’m a huge fan of Greek yogurt, having only purchased Chobani previously and thought I should give her brand a go. 

 

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When it comes to Greek yogurt, we always have a stash of the plain variety in our fridge, since that is also our substitute for sour cream.  Unfortunately, I was only able to find blueberry and vanilla at my go-to store, but I’m sure the plain Oikos is out there somewhere.  I just need to look a little harder.  Thus far, I have only taste-tested the blueberry variety.  A penny for my thoughts … well, it was definitely thicker and creamier than the Chobani brand.  The blueberries I found on the bottom weren’t overly sweetened either.  Another plus.  Overall I thought it was really tasty.  The only drawback from my point as a consumer is that the price is higher than the Chobani brand and I don’t think there is that much of a difference in taste/quality for me to justify the price difference.  I will enjoy them while I have them though.  Thanks again for the coupons, Kristina.

Have a great day, everyone!

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