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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year, I know I sure did. I slept in a lot and also managed to have some turkey this year. Normally my sister and I grab some McDonalds. Last year I think we upped our tradition and had some White Spot. Classy, I know! 😀 This was our first time having turkey for Thanksgiving, and it was quite out of the blue. We hadn’t really planned on it until the very last minute.

My sister decided that we should go to the Pier 7 Restaurant and Bar for their Thanksgiving meal on Sunday evening. I was obviously down for it! For our starters we both chose to have the butternut squash soup. I’d say it tasted like a milder butter chicken. I could have had it with some naan or paratha haha! 😀

butternut squash soup

It was then followed by the entrée, which was the roasted turkey. It was quite delicious. I think it could have done with some more flavouring, but it was my first time trying something like this. It included mashed potatoes, some roasted veggies, brussel sprouts (which the picky eater inside me did not eat), cranberry sauce (I still don’t know what this was for, but apparently it’s a thing), the turkey of course, with some gravy. Yes, a lot of food indeed.

turkey dinner

As for dessert, there were two options and my sister and I picked one of each so we could share them and try them both. I really liked the chocolate lava cake, whilst my sister was a fan of the warm pumpkin tart. It was a win, win for the both of us! 😛

pumpkin pie and lava cake

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Let me know what you did, and what your traditions are. I would love to know!

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-Your fellow Ponderer! xx

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Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


2 pounds ground turkey
1 egg
1 onion
1 large green pepper
2 tbsp paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp dried basil


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a muffin tin (or regular pan) with a cooking spray, or line tin with aluminum foil.
2. Chop up your vegetables and set aside.
3. Put the ground turkey into a large mixing bowl, add the egg, spices and mush by hand.
4. Add your onion, green pepper and garlic. Keep mushing until well-blended.
5. Shape into balls and place onto your tin.
6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
7. Serve immediately or let cool and refrigerate/freeze for another time!

I made this recipe over a year ago and the first couple of times I made it were a bit disastrous because I didn’t follow the recipe 100 percent. However, I made these today and they turned out great.

The recipe says that it yields about 20 meatballs, but when I made them, I ended up with 12 – it all depends on whichever size you’d like. I want to try this recipe again but by making a smaller version of the meatballs so that I can include them in minestrone soup!

Let me know if you try this recipe out! As usual, would love to know if you made any additions or substituted any of the ingredients that I used.