Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Make it at Home" shopping list

sooooo, thanksgiving is quickly approaching and i'm trying to get ready. that means major yard work and housecleaning. this year i would also like to have the house decorated for christmas. i've been up for hours. i have meatballs cooking in the crockpot for hubby. i made meatless taco soup for me, substituting Morning Start meal starters for the ground beef, and also some jalapeno cornbread. it's 10 in the morning and i've already eaten soup and cornbread.

i was working on a grocery list cause i really dislike going to the store and wandering aimlessly while looking at a disorganized shopping list or worse than that not having a list at all. so i googled shopping list and i found a great site where you can generate your own list by category and print it. WOW! the site just happens to be walmart, but i promise it's okay and this link takes you directly to make it at home . just scroll to bottom and click on personalized shopping list. it's great cause you can save your lists. since i basically have the same menu each thanksgiving, i now have a shopping list i can use each year. you can also send your shopping list in an email to your hubby or kids so they could shop for you. soon a free application should be available for iphone and ipod touch.

Easy and Delicious Meatballs

1/2 Bag of Costco meatballs

1 or 2 bottles of Heinz chili sauce (in ketchup section)

32 oz. of grape jelly

I usually put the chili sauce and jelly together in a bowl and place in microwave for a couple of minutes to help liquefy the jelly and the mixture covers the meatballs better. Put meatballs in crockpot and pour jelly and chili sauce mixture over meatballs. The meatballs are better if you let them cook all day. (cook on high a few hours, then switch to low) If you want them to cook more quickly, thaw your meatballs the night before in the refrigerator. ENJOY!!! The sauce is great to dip bread/rolls into. This recipe makes me dislike being a vegetarian cause the aroma coming from the kitchen is wonderful.

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