Rotini and Meatballs

If you have never made homemade meatballs in marina sauce, you should definitely give it a try, you will be pleased with the results!  This meal is hearty and brings back memories of making spaghetti for my parents whenever they craved something American to eat.  This is a recipe from Cooking Light that I adjusted…

Oven Baked Chicken w/Roasted Apples and Mashed Cauliflower

Oven Baked Chicken w/Roasted Apples and Mashed Cauliflower

5 cups chopped peeled Braeburn apple (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
Cooking spray
8 chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), skinned $
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Chopped parsley (optional)
Preparation

Preheat oven to 475°.
Combine first 5 ingredients. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss well to coat. Spread apple mixture on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray.
Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, and arrange on top of the apple mixture. Bake at 475° for 25 minutes or until chicken is done and apple is tender. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
Partially mash apple mixture with a potato masher, and serve with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Qui’s Notes: The apples made this dish, so I would double the amount of apples (and corresponding spices) called for.

Also, I used season salt instead of salt and pepper to flavor the chicken and I us