Turkey Meatball Sandwich and Baked French Fries



Yesterday, Peter and I had a meeting with the high school college counselor for Angela.  And today we had a parent-teacher conference with Audrey’s teacher and advisor.  I remember that when the girls were little, we loved those meetings where the teachers would tell us funny little stories about what our kids did in school.  Every cute little thing they did was an achievement.  Nowadays, these meetings have become somewhat stressful.   Any flaw uncorrected may now “affect their future.” 

I forgot to schedule the parent-teacher conference for Audrey.  I could conjure up all kinds of excuses, but the fact was that I simply forgot.  I “pulled a Chen.”  I apologized to the teacher when I walked in the office and he commented that perhaps Audrey inherited my disorganization.  Imagine my guilt.  I am not only disorganized, I have also possibly passed the terrible trait on to Audrey.

These meetings usually happen at lunch hour because that is the only time Peter is free.  Today I brought Peter meatball sandwiches and baked fries to eat while we sat in the car and talked about the unknown future for our children.

Peter told me that he liked the leftover meatballs in the sandwich even more than the original freshly made ones we had eaten for dinner the night before. 


Italian Turkey Meatball Sandwich

Ingredients for Italian Turkey Meatballs:

10 oz 99% fat-free ground turkey

1/4 tsp dried Italian Herb Seasoning

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs

2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano)

2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

2tbsp finely chopped scallion

1 large egg

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 tsp kosher salt


Pre-heat oven to 425F.

In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients.  Use a tablespoon to make the meatballs. 

Spray baking pan with oil.  Line the meatballs in the pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Ingredients for the Sandwich:

6 inch French baguette, sliced in half

4 meatballs sliced in half

1 tbsp marinara sauce

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Arugula and grape tomatoes


Drizzle olive oil on the inside of the sliced bread.  Toast it on high until slightly browned.  Mix meatballs in marinara sauce.  Line the meatballs and the rest of the ingredients on the bread.

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For Baked French Fries recipe, please check out: “Chifa Beef with Baked French Fries”


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