Are your teeth aching from the sweets that abound this time of year? (I know, I know, I’m partly to blame.) Are you already missing the flavors of Thanksgiving, or maybe you still have some cranberry sauce without a purpose? Or, maybe you are just looking for a quick and healthy weeknight meal? This dish helps satisfy any or all of those problems! I had leftover cranberry sauce, some celery and a variety of fresh herbs after Thanksgiving and they needed to be used quickly, so I decided to give these meatballs a try.
This is a pretty cool hybrid of meatballs, a classic comfort food, with the flavors of turkey day. Served with some mashed potatoes and broccoli, this was a great dinner with the flavors of a holiday meal minus all the fuss. As with many dishes including fresh herbs, you can adjust the herbs to suit your tastes and what you happen to have on hand. I used a combination of fresh thyme, rosemary and parsley with a touch of dried oregano. All three of us really enjoyed this dinner, and I think it will be a nice addition to the weeknight repertoire.