Creamy Spring Pasta

BBQ up some extra chicken on the weekend and maybe your kids can prepare this Creamy Spring Pasta recipe during the week. Let them pick the green vegetables, peas, asparagus, steamed broccoli or spinach all work well.

Turkey Rolls

Turkey Rolls present well and are actually easy to make. I originally tried a recipe from Fine Cooking and then I took out so many steps (brining, bacon wrapping and browning) that I had to call them "Rolls" instead of "Roulades." In the end the turkey rolls are so much easier and taste superior. This recipe makes two rolls so it is easy to make with a friend or make two and freeze one or bake them both with company. The mushroom and shallot sauce is optional but worth the effort.

Beef & Turkey Meatballs

Meatball Quinoa Soup, Meatballs in your favourite sauce on pasta and Meatball Subs in a marinara sauce are 3 meal ideas. If kids are doing this recipe I would suggest only 1 recipe split between 2 or 3 families so the kids don't get overwhelmed by the rolling involved. Feel free to adjust the mixture of ground meats - all beef, all turkey or a mixture of beef and pork are also delicous.

Tomato Sauce with Meatballs

Because this sauce is so divine the recipe makes a double batch.  A double batch can be made by each guest but requires a 7 litre/7 quart slow cooker or dutch oven.  In a group setting it is suggested that 2 guests make one recipe just divide vegetables and sauce between 2 pots and guests can roll their own meatballs. This recipe works well started in the morning and cooking in the slow cooker for 6 hours on high or simmering on the stove for 3 hours.  Flavours are fantastic made a day ahead.