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Monday, April 29, 2013

Meatball Monday!

So lets talk about Vegans.  Does anyone know a true vegan?  Trick question!  ;)  I just don't think anyone can be a true vegan.  I mean sure, you can totally eliminate meat, eggs, dairy, and fish from your diet, but can you truly eliminate all animal byproducts from your life?  I mean, we are really thrifty, and after all of the roasts, steaks, and hamburger is removed from the animal, and the hide is used for shoes, we don't throw what is left away.  We use 99% of the animal harvested.


bone china
leather sporting goods
bonemeal biscuits
luggage
boots and shoes
paint
candles
pet foods
cosmetics
photographic film
crayons
plastics
deodorants
shampoo/cream rinses
detergents
shaving cream
doggie chews
soaps
fabric softeners
textiles
floor wax
toothpaste
glue
upholstery
insecticides
violin strings
asphalt
car polishes and waxes
rubber tires
hydraulic brake fluid
textiles for upholstery

All of these contain beef byproducts.  I don't know about you, but would be pretty hard to eliminate all of these things from your life!  This list doesn't even include the pharmaceutical wonders we get from beef, this is just a small sample of everything we get from the cattle we harvest.

Can you imagine going through life without ever enjoying a bowl of ice cream, watching jello jiggle, or roasting a marshmallow?  What a sad existence!

I grew up on a creek that was home to many fabulous cooks.  Honestly.  I think the best cooks in the world live on Trail Creek.  My cousin Margie makes the best meatballs.  This is my favorite meatball recipe.  Try and see!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Meatballs:
2 lbs. Ground Beef
3 slices of bread
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
milk to mix

Mix together and form into balls.  Bake at 350* for 45 minutes, drain off grease.

Sauce:
1 large can of tomatoes
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Heat through and pour over meat balls.  Cook an additional 15-20 minutes.  Serve with rice.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, these meatballs sound amazing!!! I've always wanted to try making sweet and sour meatballs and this looks easy enough! Thanks!

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    1. It is really easy! And oh so delicious!

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  2. A kid in our 4-H club just did her presentation on this. The kicker was 'marshmallows'. Soooo many kids said "OH! I am never eating another marshmallow ever again!". LOL! We had three meals with meat today...as we usually do.

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    1. Aren't kids funny? We had 3 meals with meat today too!

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