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Meatballs with Cream Sauce

Whenever the air is heavy with rain and the chill winds come blowing through I crave soup or a comforting hot dish similar to meatballs with cream sauce. It has that northern woodsy feel to it. Still elegant and refined. The perfect recipe to serve when friends come to dinner. The kids go nuts over meatballs in cream sauce. They especially love the sauce. The ingredients list looks long but it is so easy to make that the kids could help out.

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Meatballs:
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup oats
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 lb ground turkey
3 tbsp flour

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place 3 tablespoons flour in a shallow bowl. In a medium sized bowl, mix the egg, milk, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, oats, onion, parsley, sat and pepper. Add the beef mixing until just combined. Shape into balls. Roll meatballs in the flour. Place on a cookie sheet and bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Turn meatballs, bake 8-10 minutes longer or until no longer pink. Place meatballs in cream sauce and let simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over pasta, egg noodles or rice with a sprinkle of parsley.

Cream sauce:
2 tbsp butter
3 1/2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/3 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
2 tbsp minced fresh parsley

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the flour, thyme, salt and pepper whisking until smooth. Gradually add broth and milk, whisking vigorously to remove any lumps; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes, until slightly thickened.