Tonight was a winner. If I'd known how good it was going to be, I'd have taken pictures of the creative process a la Pioneer Woman. But I didn't. So I didn't.
So you'll just have to make do with this
Originally, this was going to be meatball soup. That was the recipe I started from. But then I decided I didn't want soup. But the ground turkey was already thawed, the spinach wasn't going to last forever, and I had leftover homemade spaghetti sauce that needed using, too. So I made the meatballs and figured I'd just throw in the ingredients from the soup. Doubled the pasta, left out the broth, put in a few extra mushrooms for good flavor... and then thought, "Ohhhh this needs cheeeeese."
And all I had was Cheddar... and Babybel.
Did you know Babybels are WONDERFULLY melty? Throw in half a dozen or so of those that are torn into little bits, throw on a lid, and let 'em melt.
The kids have officially labeled this as a "keeper."