Sweet and Sour Meatballs- yummmmm.

So, I kind of made this recipe up and I kind of just combined things I got from the internet to make one of my favorite recipes of all time (okay of the moment but whatever- I make this all the time- my family is sick of them I’m sure =).

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey
1 egg
3/4 oatmeal
Organic no salt seasoning from Costco or other seasonings to taste
2 Tbsp Canola Oil (or any oil really but I’m on an organic conola kick at the moment because it works well at high temperatures vs EVOO which spoils at high temps)
Red, yellow, green, or orange peppers (optional)
Pineapple (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set aside a 9×13 inch pyrex dish.

Mix first four ingredients together and form into 1 inch meatballs.

Heat oil over medium to medium high heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides but do not cook through. Transfer meatballs to pyrex dish and place in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes flipping once. Saute the peppers if using them and then add them (and pineapples if using them) to the pyrex dish.

Sweet & Sour Sauce:

**This is not my own recipe I found it here**

3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
4 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt (optional, I often skip it or substitute garlic powder)

Whisk all ingredients together and pour over sweet and sour meatballs before cooking in the oven.

Serve over rice and enjoy!

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Crockin’ It

A couple weeks ago I tried a new recipe: Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings. I took the basic recipe and changed it a bit. It was creamy, rich, and delicious. Here’s what I did:

4 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of potato soup
water or chicken broth to cover chicken and potatoes
potatoes- chunks
onion- chopped
celery- chopped
carrots- chunks
pepper to taste
one can of refrigerated biscuits cut in half

Place chicken and potatoes in bottom of crockpot and cover in soup. Add pepper and spices to taste. I used a small amount of organic no salt seasoning (basically italian herbs I believe) to taste as well. Turn on low for about 6 hours. When there’s about 2 hours left, add celery and carrots. With about an hour- hour and a half left arrange biscuits on top of chicken. Cover and cook on high for last hour to slightly brown the biscuits.

I believe cooking the biscuits slightly less time then others have recommended makes them more like biscuits and less mushy like dumplings. I really liked it that way though. I didn’t include amounts for most of the stuff because you can use as much or little as you like.  It was so good and everyone loved it. You can really use any vegetables you want but I really liked it with fresh veggies.

Here was the result:

Even the baby cleaned her “plate.” =) I love our crockpot and it’s amazing the quick, easy, recipes that make such great tasting meals!