Monday, October 29, 2012

Sharing the good stuff..

My friend Lynn told me the other day - you did a "normal" blog post....and you are wierd for not liking pumpkin (obviously referring to my previous post about my dislike of pumpkin).  Apparently all my posts are mommy related and she enjoyed the break.  Well, here is another "normal" post with some cool stuff to share....

Cool Blogs:  Here are a couple of blogs that I follow.

www.emyselfandi.com

This is my friend Elizabeth - her husband Jeff was roomates with Andrew at Virginia Tech.  They were out in Seattle visiting a couple summers ago and we saw them and their little guy Sam last fall when we went to Blacksburg for a Tech game.  She writes about motherhood and lots of other stuff too and her stuff is hilarious!  She inspired me to start blogging and I love her writing style.  And her little boy is pretty cute too.

www.iloveyoumorethancarrots.com

I think I found this off of E's blog.  She is a mom of 2 and a blogger and photographer on the side.  She posts on a lot of great stuff - my favorite being a hilarious story of her toddler getting a fish and almost losing said fish in the garbage disposal.  Funny stuff.  She also has been doing a Pinterest series trying crafts from pins she has found.


Recipes!

When my mom was here, she made ham balls.  Its a family recipe straight from the Watson Family Cookbook.  Yes, we have a cook book and it is AWESOME!  Its not published - just something we compiled for my Grandma's birthday one year.  But, if you become a part of the Watson family, you get one - its like a rite of passage.  Anyway, this a great recipe - it makes a bunch so you can eat some right away and freeze the rest for later.  They are just as good from the freezer as they are fresh.  

HAM BALLS:

2.5 lbs ground ham
2 lb sausage or lean ground pork
1 lb ground beef
3 eggs
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups milk
2 cans tomato soup
3/4 cup vinegar
2 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp dried mustard

Mix first 6 ingredients well.  Use 1/2 cup measure to shape into balls.  Mix together the next 4 ingredients and pour over ham.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

*This makes a large amount and can be frozen prior to or after cooking (I freeze prior to cooking).  The recipe can be halved.

Okay, so I couldn't resist being a mommy - how cute is my little boy?

This is his philosopher look - he has figured out the meaning of life.  Milk. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out girl! LOVE the picture of Sawyer!

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