I always look forward to grabbing lattes with my mom and wandering around the mall when we see each other. Miss Greta and I are already continuing this mother/daughter shopping tradition. We haven’t been to a mall yet, but we did go to Nordstrom Rack the other weekend and explored all the aisles of shoes. Greta was most captivated by this sparkly pair, so I had to explain to her that 5-inch heels are just too much when you’re 6 feet tall!
We then headed over to HMart and slurped up soup in the food court before stocking up on some pantry staples like soba noodles. I had been thinking it would be fun to do an Asian twist on spaghetti and meatballs. I put this plan into action when we got home and made some meatballs packed with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, and served them over delicious sesame soba noodles with red pepper and broccoli. Hopefully Greta will enjoy shopping and going to different grocery stores as much as I do!
Soba Noodles and Meatballs
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
3 tablespoons garlic ginger paste
1 cup panko
1 large egg
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon canola oil
Florets from 1 large head of broccoli
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1 pound soba noodles
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
To make the meatballs, heat oven to 375˚F. Place the ground turkey, garlic ginger paste, panko, egg, and soy sauce in a large bowl. Gently but thoroughly mix and shape the mixture into 32 meatballs. Place meatballs on a large cookie sheet and bake at 375˚F for 16 to 18 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
To make the veggies, heat canola oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet and place broccoli florets and red bell peppers in the pan; sauté for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
Prepare soba noodles according to package directions, drain, and rinse with cold water. Place in a large bowl. Mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, canola oil, sesame oil, honey, and garlic in a small bowl and mix well. Pour dressing over soba noodles and mix well. Stir in veggies and meatballs. Serve at room temperature. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition: 645 calories, 24.2g fat, 4.4g fiber, 38.5g protein per serving
Cost: $2.95 per serving