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Monday, January 18, 2010

Easy Home Made Supper & Freezer Ready Meal!

The snow has all but melted and the thaw nearly over.  Its that icky time of the year when nature can’t decide if its still winter or time for spring.

dish cloths & meat balls 011  I do think we’ll have another good snow fall before its over.

Yesterday, while the guys hauled trailers & set up for the Louisville RV & Boat show….Erika, Evelyn & I spent the afternoon in Louisville at the Home Remodel Show.  Danielle was able to get free tickets so other than gas is was a nice free afternoon out.  We thought it was the annual Home & Garden show…boy were we surprised.  If we need our gutters cleaned, windows replaced or basement sealed we had it made….not a gardening vendor in sight.  Then we looked at the banners again….OOPS!  Still it was a nice change of pace & we spent some fun time together.

Our tired and hungry guys came home to a supper of meatballs & brown gravy over a bed of noodles, home canned corn,  homemade apple sauce & fresh from the oven bread with fresh butter. I wish I knew which site to credit but, recently I saw a cooking tip about making meat balls…instead of leaving your mix in the bowl & rolling from there guessing the amount for each ball, I placed a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet, spread the meat ball mix out evenly & placed in the fridge for an hour or so until it was nice and firm. I then sliced it off in a grid like a checkerboard for premeasured amounts for meat balls!

dish cloths & meat balls 012  The original poster recommended placing in the broiler on a broiler pan to let the dripping fall through.  I fried them in a cast iron skillet & drained the grease saving the good stuff for gravy.  I cooked more than we needed and froze the rest.  It’s a quicky meal waiting in the freezer.

There are hundreds of meatball recipe’s but this is what I used

1 lb lean sausage

1 lb (YUMMY) venison or ground beef

1 small onion

1 clove crushed garlic

1/2 cup minced carrots & celery each (they never knew)

1 cup crushed bread crumbs (helps as a binder)

salt, pepper & general seasonings to taste.

Its a basic recipe to use with many sauces, tomato or spaghetti sauce…or use the drippings in the pan to make a brown gravy.

What’s a quick meal in your freezer?


  1. Sounds so good to me, but I have all but given up cooking. Last night I made teriyaki beef over rice. Stan was sick all night. Meaning he could not sleep. We narrowed it down to the fact that there is probably msg in the soy sauce. Do not know what else could have caused it.

  2. my next endeavor, I have been looking for recipes for things to tuck away in the freezer which will actually get eaten! I actually trade with a client for three make ahead meals per massage. Of course, her food is fabulous, and the family tells me to massage her every week!

  3. Oh Evy! Hope hes feeling better! I've heard teriyaki dos that to quite a few others.

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