Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tangy Meatballs

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1/2 cup milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tsp mustard
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Mix ingredients for the meatballs. Form meatballs (about golf ball size) and place in 9 x 13 pan. Mix sauce and pour over meatballs. Bake for 1 hour at 350. We like to serve it over rice.

For the freezer meal I will precook the meatballs.
You will need to heat the sauce and meatballs through until bubbly.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009


We had the meatloaf the other night and it was really good. Thank you.
For next time, I am planning to do terriauki chicken and rice burritos.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

We had the pulled pork sandwiches and they were wonderful. All of the kids ate it really well, even my picky ones liked it. We used the entire bag of buns with one bag of the pork, but that is only because white bread is a huge treat to my kids. (They can eat an entire bag of Costco white rolls in an afternoon if I let them.) There was enough pork for all the sandwiches.

Stephen got this one ready while I was gone, so the only side dish was 2 cans of green beans, and it still fed my family. Thank you Krista!!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pie Crust for Turkey pot pie

Pie Crust

This recipe makes two double crust pies or four single crust pies.

3 C. Flour
2 C. Butter flavor shortening
In a big bowl cut shortening into flour.

2 t. Salt
1 C. Water
1 C. Flour
In a small bowl mix these together.

Combine all ingredients into big bowl and mix through (will be really gooey and wet). Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in refrigerator for 1 hour. Turn 1/4 of the dough out onto well floured surface and work flour into dough until rollable. With a well floured rolling pin roll to 1/8" thick and put into bottom of pie pan, prick thoroughly with a fork. Repeat process for top crust.

Turkey Pot Pie

We had this for dinner last night. It was really yummy! We had a lot of leftovers. It tasted homemade. The crust was flaky and rich. It was a bit watery when we first took it out, but letting it sit for 10 minutes thickened up.

Thank you TARA!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

4 T. chicken soup base
4 carrots, sliced
2 celery, diced
1 onion, chopped
5 C. water
3 C. turkey, precooked & cubed
2 C. favorite noodles, uncooked
2 t. olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf

Add olive oil to heated pot with carrots, garlic, onion and celery. Cook on med-high until just tender. Add water, soup base and bay leaf, stir until well blended and bring to a boil. Add turkey and noodles and boil until noodles are cooked through.

This is not an actual recipe as I tend to dash and dump when I make soup. I think that I was able to write down everything that I put in, however if I missed something I do apologize.

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie
2 T. butter
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery
3 carrots, chopped
4T. Flour
4 C. chicken or turkey stock
2 potatoes, peeled & diced
2 C. cubed turkey ( I put in 4 cups)
2 T. chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 C. frozen peas (I didn't use)
1 prepared pie crust
I egg lightly beaten (for egg wash, I didn't do)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt butter in saucepan & cook onion until tender. Stir in celery & carrots & cook for 2 minutes. Stir in flour & cook for 2 minutes. Add stock & bring to a simmer. Add potatoes & simmer until tender. Stir in turkey, parsley & peas. Pour mixture into bottom crust &top with top pie crust. Bake for 30 minutes until crust is golden and flakey.

I used a butter based crust so that it would be extra rich, this crust does not normally need an egg wash.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I use one boneless skinless chicken breast per serving. Cook and shred chicken.

Sweet and Sour Sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 can pineapple

Bring to a boil and add thickening
(2 TBSP cornstarch mixed with 2 TBSP cold water)
Let boil about one minute or until sauce is clear and thick. Serve with Rice.

You can mix the chicken in with the sauce or put the chicken over the rice and the sauce over the chicken. This sauce also works well with meatballs or pork.

I included 3 cups of rice. I cook it in the microwave. 3 cups rice, 6 cups water, cover bowl with waxed paper, cook on hi 20 minutes. For the sauce and chicken, just reheat and serve-- I kept them separate, so if you have kids who don't want them mixed, they can have it not touching. :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Kelly’s Meatloaf

3 lb ground beef
8 oz tomato sauce
1 cup quick oats
1 carrot, grated
1 cup potato flakes
2 tbls seasoning salt
1/4 cup dried onions
2 eggs

Thoroughly mix all ingredients. Place into one large pan or two loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

1 4-5 lb pork roast
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup salsa
4-6 buns

Place pork roast in crockpot or roasting pan. Add brown sugar and salsa. Cook in crockpot for 10 hours or in oven at 250 for 10 hours. At the 8th hour shred pork then cook for 2 more hours.

Warm buns in oven or microwave. Lay pulled pork on buns and serve!

I like to serve this with pineapple slices, jojos, and coleslaw.