This Classic Meatballs recipe is tender and juicy and can be used for all sorts of meatball dishes from spaghetti & meatballs to sweet & sour meatballs to meatballs & gravy. Make a whole bunch and freeze them for a quick dinner.
Howdy Friends! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of August! For us that means we will be going on our last hockey tournament of the summer. I am so excited because that also means I get to hit up some of my favourite stores in Minneapolis. Being from a smaller city there are a lot of stores that I don’t get to visit too often. Like Ikea, Macy’s, Sam’s Club… the list could go on forever. Even though the shopping won’t be for me so much because my oldest boy is growing like a weed and needs new clothes again. But I still get excited to shop for them. Hey, shopping is shopping! right ladies?
My Classic Meatballs recipe is the one I have been using for years for all kinds of dishes that have meatballs in it. If you can make a few batches of these and freeze them, thats a bonus because they sure are handy dandy to have during those crazy evenings running to practices and lessons.
Sometimes I sneak in a certain vegetable because certain kids won’t eat them if they see this certain veggie in there. I do this by throwing it in the blender with the milk and eggs.
You can also mix up the ground meat and use pork, veal, or turkey. There’s many combinations. I prefer just all beef meatballs, but beef/pork are popular also.
Hope you love my Classic Meatballs!!
Shepherd’s Pie is a classic comfort food. It’s perfect for any day and it is awesome served as leftovers too, so make plenty to cut out some meal prepping time.
As many of you know I have four boys. And three of them play hockey, with the fourth one starting in September. We spend a heck of a lot of time at the ice rinks. I mean it’s actually a crazy amount of time. I should really keep track of it this year so I know just how many hours were spent there. Needless to say, during hockey season we are always on the go. Sometimes to multiple rinks in a single day. But that’s ok, because that’s what we do as a family. The kids have so much fun heading to hockey and seeing their buddies there. And, I love seeing my fellow hockey moms there. It’s like going out for coffee with a bunch of friends but you just bring your coffee to the rink.
As a family on the go it’s important that I have dinner figured out ahead of time. I’ll be honest, that doesn’t always happen. But I’m going to try and do better at it this year so we don’t eat so much pizza.
This Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is a delicious hearty meal that I can prepare ahead of time. I’ll be making this about a hundred times this season (ok maybe not a hundred but you get the picture).
p.s It will make your house smell so cozy and yummy….I love that.
Look at those yummy veggies mixed in with the gravy….so good.
Bruschetta Brie Pasta has the perfect blend of tomatoes, garlic, and brie. A perfect summertime pasta dish.
The summer has been busy for us so far. Not busy is a bad way, but busy in a good way. We are either having playdates, or heading out to do something, visiting friends, going for BBQ’s etc, etc. This past weekend we visited a friends’ cottage about an hour ad a half from our town. The boys had so much fun. They went out on the lake on a paddle boat, went tubing, ran around the outdoors, chased snakes around (yuk!), and just had an all around great time.
While we were having snacks something scary happened though. I was sitting outside on the patio with the other adults, the kids came around to grab a bite to eat. Suddenly my little guy Emmett who is 5 starts tugging on my arm and he has tears in his eyes, but couldn’t speak. I wasn’t sure what was happening at first so I asked him if he was choking and he nodded…He was Choking!! I jumped out of my seat and quickly gave him the Heimlich maneuver. He coughed and cleared out the watermelon and nachos that he was choking on.
Luckily a nurse friend was there too, because I almost blanked out on what to do.
We were over an hour away from any kind of medical help. This sure was a reminder to everyone to brush up on their cpr/first aid training.
If you haven’t had any training or have a foggy memory of it, you should really brush up on it. You never know when something can happen. It was so scary, but luckily all turned out well.
Anyhow, I have got a great summery recipe for you guys today.
Cooking dinner in the summer can sometimes be such a pain. Especially when it’s nice out and you’re enjoying the day outdoors.
That’s why I think you guys are going to love this recipe. It’s actually super quick and easy, but it presents so well. It looks like a gourmet meal, but it doesn’t take much longer than a box of mac and cheese to make.
I personally like white wine, so I think that a chilled summery white wine would be perfect with this meal. I’m kind of regretting not thinking of that last night. Bummer. Oh well, next time.
Try out the recipe below. I promise you’ll love it.
I love fresh heirloom tomatoes. They are so colourful and bright.
The brie cheese starting to melt on the pasta looks so good. Actually, it was so good. This pasta is a must try.
This Chicken a La King recipe is great for a quick and easy dinner the whole family will love
Have any of you come across those “Tiny Kitchen” videos where they make recipes except in tiny version?
So not practical , but why do I love to watch them? They are just so cute…. aaaaand make enough food for maybe an ant to eat. The stove is tiny, the pot is tiny, the plate is tiny, and the spoon is tiny. The food is basically cooked over a candle lit mini stove. Nonetheless I’m guilty, I love watching Tiny Kitchen cooking videos.
In my house we need ginormous size kitchen videos. Feeding five hungry guys is no easy job. Someone is always hungry. It’s exhausting. That’s why finding recipes that I can make in a jiffy and that everyone will love is like pure gold to me. This Chicken a La King recipe is exactly that.
My mom has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. It’s the quick and easy, I’ve got four hungry kids staring at me version. My kiddos gobble this stuff right up and there are never any leftovers. You’ll want to keep this recipe in your back pocket for those quick weeknight meals.
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