I have a few kitchen de-stressers that I employ when the days start to overwhelm me. I’ll get in the kitchen and chop every single fruit and vegetable in my refrigerator (and usually emerge with this Marakesh Carrot Salad), I’ll make meatballs (usually turkey, always delicious), or I’ll stand at the kitchen counter, stare blankly into space and thoughtlessly eat whatever salty snack food I have in my cupboard (usually popcorn, sometime cheetos).
This week, coming off the Thanksgiving holiday and launching into full-trottle holiday madness has me a little wide-eyed, so I’ve taken to the meatball, making wonderfully flavorful balls in a very simple broth with rice.
Comfort food, de-stress, meatball production… we’ll all get through this together. Promise.
Here’s what our kitchen counter will look like… except way more messy, because I gussied this up to make my life look much more put together than it actually is.
Ground chicken (you could also use ground turkey), onions and garlic, lemon zest and breadcrumbs, mustard, and parmesan cheese.
For mega flavor we’re also adding a box of frozen spinach, coriander, fresh grated nutmeg, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Because our broth is so simple we’re turning up the volume with our meatballs… which… is that even ok to say?
Turnt up. That’s definitely not ok to say. I better hit ‘publish’ fast.