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This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 7 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Food and Family!

Today I tried a new crockpot recipe that I was very excited about! It was crockpot turkey meatballs and sauce! No precooking--it all cooks in the crock! Just perfect for those rushed days when you want a good dinner with no fuss. I tweaked a few things so here it is:

Crockpot Meatballs and Sauce

Sauce:
3 cloves garlic minced and sauteed in olive oil
28oz can crushed tomatoes
3tbs basil
pinch salt

Add all ingredients to crock pot (set on low), then do meatballs:

1/2lb ground turkey
1lb ground beef
1/2c seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
1/4c grated parmesan
2 tbs basil
2 tbs parsley
1 minced garlic clove

Mix all ingredients into bowl, form into approximately 1in balls gently with hands. Drop into sauce and cook on low for 4-6 hours!


I usually use just ground turkey but with things like meatballs and meatloaf the turkey is really too soft to hold together and have a good texture. I always mix in or substitute beef with those. I had some beef leftover from making meatloaf earlier this week so it turned out perfect. You could of course do all beef if you like!

We ate ours over pasta and topped with parmesan. It was delicious! The sauce was really like a good bolognese sauce, not a plain tomato sauce. I recommend it!

The weather here has been in the 80s (YUCK) so today we headed out the park for some first-time kite flying lessons for Brad!
I think Nick had more fun with the kite than Brad did! The string wasn't very long so we may get different one that can go higher.



Brads fish (Spriggs #2) died while we were in Washington but today a coworker's roommate needed to unload a fish so long story short--we now have Spriggs #3! She came with a nice little aquarium that has a light so it will be Brads new night light too.


While we were at the pet store picking up some things for the new addition, I saw this cute bird feeder on sale! It is now hanging in my backyard waiting for some birdies!



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