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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Saturday Cooking

I found three great recipes that I'm willing to share!  They don't all compliment each other but that's OK, they'll be fine together in this post.
This recipe is from Kraft Food and Family. It has a secret ingredient that makes these meatballs delicious!
Meat Balls
2 lbs ground beef (to cut down on fat, you can use ground turkey)
1 box Stove Top Stuffing Mix for chicken
1 1/4 cups water
2 eggs
Combine all ingredients together.  I used a large spoon and it mixed up nicely.
Line 2 jelly roll pans or large cookie sheets with aluminum foil.  Spray with cooking spray.
Scoop out with a medium sized ice cream scoop. Put 16 on each baking sheet.



You may notice that these baking sheets are smaller than designated. It's a long story so I won't go in to it.
 I got 40 meat balls.


Bake at 400 degrees for 16 minutes.
These meatballs are ready to go in spaghetti sauce, gravy, or to be frozen for later use.
I put a sauce over them.
Sauce
1 bottle chili sauce (I used a 12 oz. jar that I bottled myself)
1 jar peach or apricot jam (the recipe called for peach, I have apricot. It was delicious)
1 envelope dry onion soup
Mix together in a medium sized pan.  Place on stove top and bring to a simmer.  Place meatballs in the sauce and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.


Serve immediately.  These would be good in a crock pot if you were having a finger food buffet or you could serve with rice on the side. 

This next recipe came from my good friend, Lorie.
Cranberry, Jalapeno, Cilantro Spread
1 bag  fresh cranberries
1 small bunch green onions (remove 2 onions from the bunch)
1 jalapeno, seeds removed
1 handful cilantro
1 tsp. cumin
1 cup sugar




Blend together in a food processor.  I blended until it was mixed and chopped most of the way, then added the cup of sugar and continued to process until well mixed and chopped.



Put cream cheese on a plate.  Spoon spread over top of cream cheese and eat with tortillas or crackers of your choice.


If you're concerned about it being too hot, perhaps KJ will convince you that it's good!


21 comments:

Julie Harward said...

GREAT RECIPES TO SHARE..THANK YOU! NEXT TIME WE HAVE THE KIDS HERE I'M MAKING THE MEATBALLS..SO MUCH QUICKER THAN DOING IT BY AND THEN FRYING THEM! COME SAY HI :D

gigi said...

Yummy, you've been busy! They look wonderful and worthy of trying real soon!

Kimmie said...

Thanks for always sharing such great recipes. I have never made meatballs and baked them in the oven. They look delicious.

That Cranberry spread looks amazing as well.

I hope you survived your first week back to work from the break! It was long, but I have greatly enjoyed the weekend. I hope you have to.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tracy said...

The meatballs sound DIVINE!! Thanks for sharing!

Kazzy said...

I have never baked meatballs before. I make mine and cook them in the sauce on the stove top. I will have to try this. And the spread looks great too!

Life is good! said...

those recipes look good especially the meatballs. i may just have to give them a try!

Kristina P. said...

I really need to come to your house for dinner.

Natalie said...

I had time to catch up on your blogs. Fun1
The recipes look soooo good. I am definitely trying them.
Your story with the medecine soound just awful. Poor you. I can't even imagine swallowing that. EWWW
Sounds like you have had wonderful holiday celebrations with your family.
Hugs.

Sharon said...

Yum! It is so nice to know a recipe will taste good when you try it out.

The Garden of Egan said...

Those look like great recipes!
Thanks for sharing!

Valerie said...

Gees, I better get cookin'! I can't keep up with all the yummy recipes...:)
The cranberry spread looks so pretty! And yummy too...
And I'd really like to hear the story about the baking sheets, do tell!

Yvonne said...

I love when you share recipes. (I made the chimichangas the other night and they were delicious. I'm glad you posted the picture of how to fold them because I couldn't figure it out ; )

Thanks.

Camille said...

Why oh why did I ever move out?

Jenny said...

Sounds yummmy, I think I should come eat at your house. Well, I will give your recipe a try.

wendy said...

Hey, I like the signature thing you have now on your posts. Cool.

I am going to have to try and make that cranberry spread. I love stuff like that!!

and I wanna hold your hand --cute!!
(I love the old Beatles tunes)

Dorothy said...

They may not go together however, they look luscious to me and I'm trying them all...

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Small House said...

YUM FOR BOTH!!! I have on my menu this week, meatballs. I'll compare recipes and possible switch.
And the cranberry spread....YUM!!!
Have a great day.
Sandra

Manuela@TPOH said...

I've got to try that cranberry spread. That just sounds so delish. I have some cranberries in the freezer I can use. Thanks!

Manuela

Melissa Miller said...

Connie your recipes that you share with us are the BEST! They both look so yummo.

Stay warm! ~Melissa :)

THE BADGERS said...

That cranberry spread was delicious. I found traces of it on Kelsey's cheeks when I gave her a bath that night. When I asked her if she liked the "dip" she said..."not hot"...so there you go.

Christine Jensen said...

Aren't those meatballs great? I made those from the same recipe and love how easy they are! Next time I am going to try half ground beef and half italian sausage!