Italian Meatball Salad

Tonight was a clean the frig night using some things from my Bountiful Basket.

First, turkey meatballs
1 lb. Ground turkey
1/4 c. Chopped onion
1/3G. Tomato sauce
1 egg
Fresh basil
1/2c. Italian bread crumbs
1/2c. Parmesan cheese
Roll on golf ball size and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes

Now the salad……
One head of butter lettuce, chopped
Chopped yellow pepper

Top the salad with the meatballs-I chopped mine up, top with Parmesan cheese and honey mustard vinaigrette

I make all my dressings – for this one it s a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, mustard, salt, pep per and garlic cloves.

I think this would also be good with a sun dried tomato vinaigrette

This salad with a cup of roasted cauliflower soup. Yummy!


Easy Yummy Crock Pot Roast

I have been wanting to try this recipe and it is so good.

Place a beef roast in the crock pot

Cover with……
1 package ranch dressing
1 package mushroom gravy
1 stick butter

I also put potatoes, carrots and onions around the roast.

Cook on slow for 8-10 hours. It will melt in your mouth

Celery Salad

My Bountiful Basket had celery in it so I tried this salad. It is yummy!

2 cups chopped celery
1/4 c. Chopped red onion
2-3Tablespoons capers
1t. Garlic
1/3 c. Chopped pepperoncini
1/2 c. Chopped black olives
1/4 c. Chopped dried sun tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
2T red wine vinegar
1-2T. Olive oil
Chopped cilantro

The recipe called for anchovies, but I didn’t have any, but added the tomatoes and cilantro. We really like it!

Creamy Fiesta Chicken

This is a great crock pot recipe!

I had a whole chicken in the crock pot for the day. When I got home I shredded the chicken and placed half back in the crockpot. I added
1 can black beans
1 can corn
1small jar salsa
Then topped with 1 block of cream cheese

Let everything melt together.

I then put in a whole wheat tortilla and topped with salsa and some guacamole

You cold also add cilantro and cheese

So good and easy

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa is a great source of protein and since I had lots of extra fruit and quinoa I made this salad.

1c. Cooked red quinoa
Assorted fresh fruit- I used pineapple, cantaloupe, strawberries and blueberries, cut in small chunks
3T honey
3T lime juice
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3 T coconut
Combine honey and lime juice and pour over quinoa and fruit. Stir thoroughly and add coconut.
This would also be good with slivered almonds.

Cucumber Cocktail Rye Appetizers

I have had these before but they are fast becoming my favorite. They are quick and easy and I think could just be dinner. But I am thinking my son, Noah, and his friend, Jake, could impress the ladies with these

Cocktail rye bread
Sliced cucumber
Light mayonnaise
Garlic salt
Lemon pepper

Arrange the bread on a cookie sheet and bake at400 degrees for roughly 10 minutes, until hard.
Top with light mayo, spinkle with garlic salt. Top with a slice of cucumber and sprinkle with lemon pepper. Oh, my so good! Thanks Abby Dabby for sharing!