This weekend was the first home game for our Texas Aggies and our Houston Texans! We have been anxiously waiting for this football season since the end of the last. This is hands down the Currin family’s favorite time of the year.
My parents have season tickets to the Aggie games and we are fortunate that they share them with us. Fenner attended his first Aggie tailgate at one week old. I know, we are crazy. At one year old, this weekend was Fenner’s first time to actually attend a game at Kyle field!
With the weather delay Fenn only made it to sing the war hymn and fight song, see the players march on to the field and then right back off, crawl up and down the stairs at our seats, and then head back to the tailgate. We waited almost two hours for the game to start and then Fenn decided he would rather go back to the tailgate. Sister and I watched kick off from the comfort of our own tent as Fenn dosed off for the night. It was a great game and we all had a blast.
This morning we woke up bright and early (8:30), and headed back to Houston to watch the Texans. Sister helped me cook up some yummy food while Brad and Fenn watched kickoff.
This is where the meatballs come in. We made some delicious turkey and zucchini meatballs! Along with meatballs we had cream cheese and bacon stuffed jalapeños, apples with blue cheese and honey, and Fenn’s favorite, shaved brussles sprouts and parmesan cheese tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Here is the recipe for the meat balls. I snagged it from this website, and made a few adjustments.
1 lb ground turkey
salt and pepper
1 cup of shredded zucchini or any veggie of choice (make sure to squeeze all of the water out)
1/3 cup of cracker crumbs (I did not have bread crumbs, but I did have saltine crackers)
1 tbsp italian season
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/3 c shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 350
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand
Form meatballs and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
Bake for 15-20 minutes (I made some bigger ones that took about 20 minutes and my smaller ones were done in about 15)
These were the most moist and delicious meatballs ever! We enjoyed them while watching our Texans beat the Redskins 17-6. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as we did, and I hope you love these meatballs as much as we did.