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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Made some pretty awesome meatballs this weekend...

I like to have things in the freezer to pull out  and make dinner with absolutely no effort sometimes.

A recipe like these Florentine Meatballs is a great example.
I had never made them before...
Dustin was a bit skeptical as I squeezed two packages of frozen spinach dry...

But they turned out AWESOME and I am glad I took the time to make them!

Florentine Meatballs

2 pkg frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs (I used Italian)
1/4 cup parmasan cheese
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 t. oregano
2 eggs
2 lbs lean ground beef (I used seasoned ground pork b/c we have a lot of it!)

Combine all dry ingredients.
Add eggs and then crumble meat over mixture and mix well with hands.
Form into small balls.
Place in greased pan.
Bake for 24 minutes at 400 degrees.

I was in a hurry to get them into the freezer when I made these so I didn't get a picture taken!

But this is better than a meatball picture any day!!!!

So, what am I going to do with all these yummy meatballs?

Italian Stroganoff of course!

1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
1/8 t salt
1/8 t pepper
16 meatballs
Hot cooked egg noodles

Cook noodles according to package directions.
Saute mushrooms, onions, and garlic in pan for 3-4 minutes.
Wisk together the soup,sour cream, water, salt and pepper.
Add to the pan with the meatballs and heat through.
Serve on top of hot egg noodles.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Fun!

Where has the summer gone?!?

I think we've been so busy having fun that it has gotten away from us.
Here's a few things we've done in August.

Preston decided sweet corn is AWESOME.
He loves it.

We went to the great Iowa State Fair and found the Pioneer cow!

Peighton got the be a farmer at Little Hands On the Farm.
Complete with Pioneer hat!

And today, my sweet baby girl went to Pre-Kindergarten for her first day.
She was SUPER excited.

Preston really had no time for pictures this morning...

I can't wait to hear all about her day!
She even has her own locker.

I've been sneaking in a little crafty time here and there but we haven't been home much lately!
Hopefully I will have more time as the weather gets colder!