WannaBe Chef

Recipes and randomness from Amanda's kitchen.

Yummmy April 20, 2011

Filed under: Side dish,Turkey — WannaBe Chef @ 1:56 pm

Good afternoon, sweeties.  So I am officially 32 weeks pregnant today.  Holy.  Crap.  I have been thinking about making some freezer meals to have on hand for after the big event.  Last night, I made the first contribution to the stash…. mini meatloaves.  They’re easy, they freeze well, and all we have to do is throw them into the oven and whip up a quick side dish. 

I used THIS RECIPE, and doubled it… sort of.  I ended up using two pounds of lean ground turkey.  I forgot to add the rosemary, but I think they turned out just fine.  I also divided the meat into six individual loaves instead of eight so we could have slightly larger portions.  We ate two of them for dinner, then I wrapped the others in foil, put them in a freezer bag, and shoved them in the freezer! 

For a quick side, I made a sweet potato black bean hash.  It couldn’t be more simple:

Sweet Potato Black Bean Hash


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced small
  • 1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 medium red onion, chopped
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper


  1. Heat some olive oil in a skillet over med-high heat.  Add the potatoes and onion and cover the pan so the potatoes can steam a little and cook through.  Stir occasionally.
  2. Once potatoes are tender, remove the lid and let potatoes/onions brown.  Stir in the black beans and let them heat through.  Season with salt and pepper.     

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