Weather: 43 degrees, cloudy
What I’m listening to: Cups, Anna Kendrick
We’ve been getting quite a bit of rain so far this fall here on the Kenai Peninsula. The temperatures are dropping, the daylight is slipping away, and the autumn winds have picked up. Fall colors are emerging more prominently now in the trees – splashes of bright yellow – and along the ground the fireweed stalks have transformed from green to deep red, with touches of orange. Fall in Alaska is fast and brief. I love it, but I wish it would hang around a little longer. By November, there will be snow on the ground.
I had a craving for meatball subs, so I decided to revamp my favorite turkey meatball recipe and turn it into a sandwich. It worked beautifully. I simply made the meatballs two or three times bigger and baked them a little longer. I kept the sauce recipe the same and put it all on toasted garlic bread buns. Before serving, I popped the sandwiches under the broiler, to get the mozzarella all melty and golden. Finished it with some fresh basil on top. Dreamy. Craving fulfilled.