Saturday, March 30, 2019

PW's yummy BBQ meatballs


Hello Friends! I hope you're having a wonderfully blessed Saturday. I'm off to church soon, but I thought I would share this recipe first. I may have even shared it before - but it's worth sharing again. These are Ree Drummond's (Pioneer Woman) BBQ meatballs. 






They are so yummy because you make some wonderful homemade meatballs. I didn't have oats so I made mine with breadcrumbs and they were just as delightful. You then freeze them a few minutes and then take them out and roll in flour before browning them in a frying pan. 




Then place them in a baking pan and make a yummy BBQ sauce (that includes lots of finely chopped onion that makes it SO good) and bake until ready. They are sweet and tangy and just hit the spot. I recommend you make them soon ;) Here's her recipe:








  • FOR MEATBALLS
  • 1-1/2 pound Ground Beef
  • 3/4 cups Oats
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Very Finely Minced Onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Plenty Of Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • _____
  • FOR COOKING MEATBALLS
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour (coating For Frozen Meatballs)
  • Canola Oil
  • _____
  • FOR SAUCE
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 4 Tablespoons (to 6 Tablespoons) Onion
  • 1 dash Tabasco

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all meatball ingredients. Roll into medium-small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place sheet in freezer for five minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove meatballs from freezer and immediately dredge in unseasoned flour. 

Brown meatballs in canola oil until just brown. Place into a baking dish.

Combine all sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or crusty French bread.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Happy Monday Friends 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend that left you nice and rested to tackle another Monday. I'm a little late today because my poor Annie did something when she was getting ready this AM and tweaked her shoulder & neck. We worked on it with a heating pad, ibuprofen and some stretches and thankfully she didn't need to go to the walk-in. She was able to go into school late...but may need to avoid her sports for the next few days and rest it. 

We had a lovely weekend here in the northwoods. Some lovely weather - which was so nice. And I finally got out my Spring and Easter decorations, yay! My Mom and my Brother and my SIL came over yesterday and we had game night and ordered pizza, and I made pie and ice cream for dessert. Always such a fun time ;) Now time for the week ahead...











THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

















ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

strawberry yogurt and some vanilla iced coffee












RIGHT NOW I AM:

listening to Joshua Bell music and working on my calendar for the week














AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW


I love seeing the snow banks go down like crazy. And now there's even some bits of grass peeking throw some of the snow in our backyard. I have a window open for a little fresh air and I can hear birds singing. C'mon Spring!!














AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

The games are still sitting out from our game night. We played some wits and wagers (not to brag but I won - ahem) Lol 
And then we played trivial pursuit...and not to brag again but our team won. Just sayin' ;) 












ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Aaron's choir concert, Annie cello concert this week. Volleyball and hockey practices. Dentist appt for me. Volunteer time. Errands. Bring meal to FIL. Help my Mom. I keep putting it off but I need to tackle my craft room more. Finish some projects. 




 












CURRENTLY READING

I'm still actually between 2 old books I was reading - working to finish them up. I've been falling asleep earlier lately. Must be the fresh Spring air. Lol  I did pick up Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens to read next. I saw a thing about it on Sunday Morning (tv show) and it sounded good 















ON THE TV TODAY:

The Resident, The Good Doctor, The Rookie, New Amsterdam, This is Us, Spring baking Championship, Greys Anatomy, Will and Grace, Survivor, American Idol, miracle workers, Buddy vs Duff on food network

 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  chicken salad sandwiches, chips, fruit


TUESDAY: mini dutch baby pancakes with lemon curd & berries, bacon


WEDNESDAY: BBQ pork burgers w/ pimento cheese & slaw (BA meal)



THURSDAY: nashville hot chicken with maple kale & mashed sweet potatoes (BA meal)


FRIDAY: broccoli cheese soup, muffins, veggies & dip













WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

scrapbook gift for a relative, craft room

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

I finally shared my orange french toast last week (if you missed it and want to go back to that post) I plan to share more recipes this week - not sure yet which ones...













TIP OF THE WEEK:




this interests me as I am working on losing 20 lbs. But I'm focusing on doing it slowly and right. If you recall I had lost almost 40 lbs about a year and 1/2 ago and I've gained back about 10ish of that. I'm determined to go the other way again. I have a reward planned for myself when I do that I will fill you in on some day in the future. It's fun to keep you guessing...Lol  What are some things that you would reward yourself for reaching a goal?? 

I am also just going to start doing some intermittent fasting to hopefully help this journey be more successful too. Have any of you tried it?













FROM THE CAMERA



such gorgeous blue skies and warm sunshine here saturday and grass peeking through the snow










Got out all things Easter & Spring and now I have bunnies playing  among my good china ;) 








Gotta love the bunny butts - complete with cotton tails - on the bunting hanging on the mantel






Even the clock wasn't spared ;) 












Love this pretty teapot and glasses I picked up at Pier 1





I made a yummy mixed berry pie for our game night -complete with some blueberries that were still in my freezer from being picked last summer. It was SO good  :P



PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.