Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mama Said There Would Be Days Like THIS!

Here it is 9am and I feel swamped already.  Exactly HOW does that happen? I thought that being "retired" meant days of lounging around and doing only what you wanted to do....hahahahahaha. 

When I got married and began to have children, I had the same type of feeling. It seemed like everything was so very difficult. First, there was "trying" to get used to my hubby. When we were dating it seemed like he walked on water.  Then the reality of everyday living hit but we managed to find our way. Next, the babies started coming....and oh my how life changed! Even though I did have the luxery of being able to be a stay at home mom, it seemed like I was always behind.

When my oldest started Kindergarten, I would clip the school lunch menu out and post it on the refrigerator each week. She loved that! My little one would ask continually, "Mommy what's for supper?" Sometimes it was about 30 minutes until supper and I still didn't have a clue. And then it dawned on me.....why couldn't I write a menu each week and post it on the refrigerator???  Snap!! Boy, did my life become more streamlined and I had so much more time to do other things.  So, for about 30 years now I have written a menu and plan my grocery shopping around it.  It has saved me so much time and money!  Sometimes I have to swap meals around because of unexpected happenings but because I planned ahead I was able to do that.

So since my day is so busy today, I am swapping for the spaghetti and meatballs I had planned for Friday. I make up meatballs in advance, cook them and freeze them; so all I have to do is take some out of the freezer. I also make my own spaghetti sauce and either freeze or can it; so it's already made. So it will take me about 15 minutes today to make supper. Carla is a very happy camper!

I'm sharing my meatball recipe with you today. It is so easy.  Make some up today and freeze them for your next spaghetti and meatball day!
I hope you have a wonderful today and an even better tomorrow......

Easy Meatballs

1 lb. Hamburger
1/2 t. Season Salt
1 1/2  t. Italian Seasoning
2 T. Dried Parsley

Mix together and form into meatballs. Don't over mix as it will make your meatballs tough.  Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 (F) for about 20 minutes or until done....depending how big your meatballs are.  Cool completely. For easier separation, freeze on a cookie sheet then place in freezer bag.
This recipe is easy to increase for large batches.


  1. I love your new blog...very informative. You might think about adding photos of your recipes. I love seeing how things are suppose to look like. That's why I love Pinterest. Keep up the good work

    1. Thanks Susie!! I am going to start taking pictures...I think it will add to it. Hope you are having a great day out East :D

  2. Just 4 ingredients in this meatball recipe! Sounds good to me :D