December 24, 2011

Home for the Holidays

There is nothing better than to be home for the holidays.  Whether it is up north or down south, Mike and I both feel so blessed.  No work, no stress with good food and family.





Every time I come home my mom always has a delicious dinner planned with the whole family.  Last night it was my absolute-favorite-in-the-whole-world: 
Porcupine Meatballs
With only 3 ingredients, this simple meal has been part of our family since my mom was little, was a staple for me growing up, through college (my girls from Rollins love this recipe too) and even now it remains my number one comfort food.  I just love it.


However, Mike might even love it more than me…check out his plate!


Last night was the perfect start to our holiday weekend. We ate, drank, laughed and ended the night playing Yahtzee. 
Merry Christmas!!!

Porcupine Meatballs
Print this recipe!
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. ground beef (or ground sirloin for lower fat)
2 large cans tomato soup
1 box instant white rice
dried parsley
garlic powder

Combine ground beef, 1 cup instant rice and half of a can of tomato soup to make the meatballs.  Add desired amount of garlic powder and dried parsley.  Form into balls and place in a roasting pan or any sauté pan with sides.  Brown meatballs over medium heat and turn halfway through.  Drain off any fat.


In a large bowl combine the rest of the rice and tomato soup.  Fill one of the empty tomato soup cans half way up with water and add to the rice mixture to dilute it a bit.  Mix together and pour over browned meatballs.

Cook over low heat for about 45 minutes or until rice is tender.  Serve with a salad and enjoy!

This recipe makes a lot, you can always adjust the measurements to fit whatever size party you need!

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