Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make Ahead Meatballs

Scripture to Live By:

The Bible speaks of the heart approximately 725 times.
The condition of our hearts affects everything in our lives.

Proverbs 4:23

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
"A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil
 man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks 
what the heart is full of."
If what comes out of my mouth is an out-pouring of what is filling my heart, I truly need
to keep my heart with all diligence. 
What is the meaning of diligence? Constant, earnest, persistent personal attention, a
steady effort.  In our text of guarding our heart with all diligence, it would be keeping a
watch over our heart so that none of the things mentioned in Ephesians 4:30-31
would be ruling in our heart. 
"And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from
you, with all malice:
Hopefully by guarding our heart with all diligence, only what is found in Ephesians
 4:32 will rule in our hearts.  
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God
 for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

Recipe Post:

My family really enjoys these meatballs, so I make them up in large numbers to have
on hand when they let me know they are coming for dinner. They look forward to them,
when we have family gatherings. I sometimes serve them with spaghetti and sauce, and
other times make meatball subs with sauce and Mozzarella cheese.
I put them in serving size freezer bags to have just for my husband and myself. 
It is so nice to make ahead and have them on hand to use at a moments notice. 
I use my ground chicken breast to make mine out of, but you can use beef, if you like.  
By using the ground chicken breast we are eating a lot less fat.  
With the health issues that we have, this is best for us.  Hope you will try them and see if
your family likes them as well.

Printable Recipe

Things you will need:

6 lbs of ground chicken breast or ground beef
1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

1 Tablespoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 cup  of ketchup

4 eggs
1 cup milk

1 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 1/2 cups of quick oats
1 cup of parsley
1 cup of dried minced onions

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Blend well.  

Roll out a strip of wax paper approximately two feet long.

Pour mixture onto the wax paper and shape into a rectangle.

Then cut the meat 10 strips width wise.

Then cut 6 stripes length wise.    

By doing this you will have more uniform sized meatballs.

After I get my squares made, I then take each square and roll it into a meatball as shown.

You can bake or fry your meatballs. I chose to fry mine.

After frying or baking let cool.  
If you are baking them, bake at 400 degree for 10 minutes then turn and bake for another 15 minutes.  (Meat should no longer be pink inside.)
If you are frying them, fry for approximately 10 minutes or until browned.
 (If you not sure if it is thoroughly cooked,  cut one open, and  if it is no longer pink inside, it is done.)  

Divide into serving sizes for your family, and freeze until ready to serve.


Divide into serving sizes for your family, and freeze until ready to serve.

You can serve with spaghetti, pasta sauce and Parmesan cheese,
Or you could serve the meatballs on Hoagie Rolls topped with pasta sauce and Mozzarella Cheese,
 adding carrots, celery and some chips to complete your meal.

This recipe makes approximately 60 large meatballs.  They are so good.  
Hope you will try them. 


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autumn Party Mix

Scripture to Live By:

The Apostle Paul penned:

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20

 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,( or rendered powerless) that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
Rom 6:6

For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever (Or you do not do what you want to do) you want.
Gal 5:17

(The next verses were penned by Apostle Paul shortly before he died.)

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
2 Tim. 4:6-8

Oh, to be able to say with the Apostle Paul,  when my life has come down to its last chapter.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  My desire is to die daily to myself  and live for Christ.

Recipe Post:

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the fall colors and all the foliage colors.  We are surrounded by mountains and daily we watch their changes.  I also like the harvesting of crops from our raised gardens.  I also like this time of year because it is the time of year that I see Indian corn and Autumn Mix in the stores along with an abundance of candy corn.  It is the time of year to make lots of Autumn Party Mix.  This mix is so good.  It's hard to leave alone, once you've made it.  I want share it with you.

What you will need:

1 bag of Autumn Mix
1 bag of Indian Corn
1 bag of Reese's Pieces
1 can of Party Peanuts
1 cup of Sunflower seeds
1 cup of Raisins
1 cup of Cran-Raisins
1 cup of Mini Pretzels

Pour all ingredients into a large bowl, except the mini pretzel and mix thoroughly.  
(Mini Pretzel may draw moisture from the dried fruit so I suggest putting the pretzels in only the part of the mix you plan to use at that time.  If you are going to give it as a gift, I suggest leaving the pretzels out and maybe tell the friend they could add pretzels when they plan to use the mix.)

It's also good to give as a gift to someone who might need a bit of encouragement. 
 I like to put it in jars and tie a ribbon around it.

It also looks good in a centerpiece on a buffet table.

This is one of my favorite mixes all year round.  

Hope you will make it and enjoy it with your friends and family this season.


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