Russian Recipe

I love food. But I hate getting into ruts. Last night our options were kind of limited. We had some ground turkey that needed to be used up, and usually we'll just turn it into a marinara, but we were out of pasta. So I decided to make bitochki, or Russian meatballs, one of my grandmother's recipes. It's really easy:

Combine ground turkey, diced onion and garlic, raw egg, salt and pepper into little palm sized patties, bread crumb either side, and saute in olive oil, flipping once, until both sides are brown.

In a separate pan, saute an entire package of sliced mushrooms in a generous amount of butter. Make a roux, (butter, flour, milk) and add to mushrooms to make a creamy mushroom sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place the browned bitochki in casserole dish and cover with the mushroom sauce. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until bubbling.

Serve over brown rice or baguette or potatoes or anything hearty and starchy and delicious.

We also had artichokes.