Monday, April 3, 2017

What's cookin': Swedish meatballs

It's been awhile since I've posted a recipe and I'll say that in this season of life I'm not necessarily cooking food that warms my personal soul, I'm currently all about quick and easy meals that everyone will eat. I'd add "with minimal complaining", but who I am kidding? With an almost 6 and 4 year old, there's something wrong with anything I put in front of them; whether it be how I sliced the apple, the need for more or less sauce, or the fact that my telepathy didn't know they needed their back scratched while eating ... insert eye roll : )

I'm loving the recipe videos floating around on the internet these days and saved this recipe a few weeks ago because it's right up Mike's alley and figured that worst case, the girls would eat plain noodles. Much to my surprised they both actually liked both the meatballs and the noodles! I made the meatballs in advance and the meal itself came together quickly, but did require me to be at the stove most of the time.

Swedish Meatballs
from Tasty

For the meatballs:
1 pound ground beef
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
½ finely minced onion
1 egg
½ tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil

For the sauce:
2 cups beef broth
2 cups milk
½ tablespoon salt (for sauce)
½ tablespoon pepper (for sauce)
1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 cups egg noodles
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
½ cup chopped parsley

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, salt, and pepper, (I added a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce) mixing until evenly combined. Heat the canola oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Take about a golf-ball size of the meatball mixture and roll it into balls. Place the meatballs into the pot, cooking for one minute. Flip the meatballs.

Add the beef broth, milk, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce and give it a stir. Bring the liquid to a boil, then add the egg noodles. Stir constantly until the pasta is cooked and the liquid has reduced to a sauce that coats the noodles, about seven to eight minutes. Add the parmesan and the parsley, stirring until the cheese is melted. 

Picture courtesy of Tasty

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Funny

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Me and my girls!

This pic was taken a few weeks ago, but I thought it was appropriate to post since I'm celebrating my first week withOUT chemo in a month ; this is what it's all about!

PS - I think we sometimes terrify Madeline, she seems to be wise for her years in knowing that her family in a little (or a lot!) crazy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday Funny

95% of my shopping is done online ...  I have no idea how my Mom ever got anything purchased for us growing up!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bathtime giggles

I double dog dare you to watch this and not smile : )

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Raspberry fingers

Never gets old and I think I'll be measuring raspberries for Charlotte in increments of five until she leaves this house : ) 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sous chef (a series)

We had to make muffins on our last special Tuesday stay-home day; chocolate chip of course because they're Charlotte's favorite!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A little pie with your whipped cream

It counts as a veggie because it's pumpkin, right? : ) 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Funny

For that someone special at the holidays : ) 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


 Just your regular Wednesday evening when Daddy is out of town ...