Saturday, January 1, 2011

Crockpot Tex Mex Meatballs

Made this for a New Year's Eve Party.  I doubled the recipe and unfortuantely it was too much for my crockpot. I put half in a Dutch oven. They both turned out great. In the end, I mixed both batches together and hauled it off to the party.  Was running short on time so I didn't get to take a picture but I'm being told to make it again so eventually I'll post a picture.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes


•1 onion, chopped

•3 cloves garlic, minced

•1 (1-pound) package frozen precooked meatballs

•1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

•1 cup chili sauce or enchilada sauce

•1/4 cup beef broth

•1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained

•1 (1-pound) loaf spicy processed cheese, cubed (Oh my gawd, I never cook with processed cheese so my poor husband went to three different places to try and find a block of Mexican Velvetta.  He finally found some at....wait for it....the Super Walmart :))


Place onion and garlic in 4 quart slow cooker. Top with meatballs.

In medium bowl, combine chili sauce, beef broth and chiles; mix well and pour over meatballs in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until meatballs are hot and tender.

Stir in processed cheese; cover and cook on low for 20-30 minutes until cheese is melted. Stir to blend and serve. Serves

If you have a new hot crockpot, cook on low for 4-5 hours until meatballs are hot and tender.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year to My Blog Followers

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks, may your heart be as light as a song, may each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all the year long.”  (A friend posted this on her Facebook page. I like it :))

Monday, December 27, 2010

Nubby Rustic Scarf

My sister's birthday present

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A new batch of homespun yarn


Latest skein drying

I love snow :)

Paper Whites Testing Out My New Camera

Christmas at our House

Prairie Schooler Annual Santa

Made several years ago

Older Counted Cross Stitch Christmas Tree Decorations

Made in 1987 when my eyes were much better :)

Baked Apple

Baked Apples from Gooseberry Patch Christmas

1/3 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup dark raisins
1/4 cup water
2 T. bourbon
6 tart apples
4 T. butter
2 T. all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1/2 t. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In small saucepan, combine raisins, water and bourbon.
Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the raisins plump up.
Remove from heat. Core apples and peel about half way down.
Spoon raisins into the center of each apple.
In small saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. 
Stir in brown sugar and vanilla; spread over apples.
Bake 15 minutes or until crust is set. Reduce temperature to 350.
Continue baking for approx. 30 minutes untils apples are tender.

Cored apples stuffed with sweetened raisins

Coated with sugar

One bad apple  :)