Ugh! I can't believe that you used that ground turkey with freezer burn that you bought in July! But then again, who am I to argue with the USDA. And even more, who am I to argue with that photo of those beautiful meatballs! (Great photo Nicko!)
Looks like it all worked out in the end. And this time Sally, you taught me the lesson of not wasting food. Though I would still recommend that it's best to use meat within a month of putting it in the freezer, that is just a general rule, that can, as you have proven, occasionally be broken.