Friday, April 24, 2015

Sweet N Savory Meatballs and a Funny Friday

My mom loves these meatballs and used to make them once every few months when I was a teen. I had forgotten about them to be honest, but a few nights ago, she asked what we were doing for supper. Well, I rarely cook because she doesn't like my "mess". If it has spices, onions ,peppers or anything else in it, it is mess to her. I do love my mother, don't get me wrong, we are just two ENTIRELY different people when it comes to food, cooking and well, everything else.
So anyway she suggested these meatballs. I thought sure why not, it's been forever since I had them AND it beats the heck out of a microwave meal or fast food. Which is her normal.
This recipe she has changed a little due to allergies and her picky nature.
I enjoyed a salad first and then these meatballs served over rice. You could serve them over noodles, mashed potatoes or zucchini noodles.

Sweet N Savory Meatballs
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion (I prefer to use a sweet onion)
1 egg beaten
1 small glove garlic minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder (my mom omits this)
1 TBSP shortening (I leave this out)
1 can cream mushroom soup (I use cream of celery)
1/2 cup drained chopped canned tomatoes (I use more tomatoes than my mom and I use the petite diced)
2 TBSP vinegar
2 TBSP brown sugar
2 tsp soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
fresh cracked pepper to taste (about 1 TBSP for me)
*cooked rice or noodles to serve the meatballs on top of
Mix ground beef, crumbs, onion, egg and garlic, shape into 16-20 meatballs
In a skillet with shortening or oil which is what I use, brown the meatballs and pour off fat. I use a very lean ground beef so there is little fat. Add remaining ingredients except * . Cover and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes or until the meatballs are done to your liking. Stir occasionally and serve over rice or noodles.
**this recipe was originally from Campbell's soup but we have changed or deleted a few things over the years. Those things are noted.

Funny Friday, April 2015

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by he Bergham’s Life Chronicles

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1. Do you see it? No? It's there, keep looking.

2. Peter Peter pumpkin eater...

3. Wife to husband, well dear now what do you propose we do with them now that we've grown them?

4. Wife to husband "I wanted the yard to look festive so I bought them all". Husband to wife "uh honey, it's SPRING now, not fall"

5. And as the visitors all passed through the gates they were required to bring a harvest gift. Who knew they'd all show up with last seasons pumpkin harvest.

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Baking In A Tornado (
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Confessions of a part-time working mom (
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Sanity Waiting to Happen (
Spatulas on Parade  (
Juicebox Confession  (
Stacy Sews and Schools (
People Don’t Eat Enough Fudge (
The Bergham’s Life Chronicles (
Measurements of Merriment (

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday 120

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Parsnips and Cardamom CIC April 2015

Here we go...CIC
Each month a group of bloggers vote on ingredients and when the two most popular are chosen, I normally give them about 10 days to vote, those ingredients are the next month's chosen. That means each blogger in the group that chooses to participate has to use the 2 chosen ingredients in a NEW recipe and we all post on the same day.
You never know what you'll find, sweet, savory, bread and the occasional cocktail.
This month the chosen ingredients are.....

Cardamom comes in pods, seeds and ground. Parsnips are a root vegetable and you'll find them used a lot in mashed potatoes, stews or paired with carrots.
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