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Yummy Salisbury Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

Yummy Salisbury meatballs and mashed potatoes

Good morning everyone, how are you? I am having a great day here in Missouri, I’m siting outside with my friend Sonny who brought me some garden veggie today, which I will use in a meal this coming  week or weekend.

He is such a sweet older black man who came from Mississippi and I love to hear his stories about his life growing up there. He loves my cooking as I usually save him my left overs if I have any instead of sending them to work with hubby the next day if I know he’s going to be down for the day. I also will cook him breakfast here and there while he works out in the neighborhood. He always asks me “what ya cooking today mama” and when I tell him he says man my mouth is watering…lol

Well I told him today I’m making these Salisbury Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes which is so yummy and the gravy was SO delicious!  He of course was like save me some mama I’ll be back tomorrow. And of course I will as I love to cook for people and see them eat.

OK on to the recipe. This is a very tasty comfort food, and it will make you feel full and lazy afterwards, but I love making it as my kids would eat this like it it was going out of style. My mama taught me this when I was growing up and my  family loved it. Hope you enjoy it.

Be sure to bookmark this page and share it with your friends. Have a great day see you tomorrow.

Ingredients For The Meatballs
For Gravy
For Mashed Potatoes
  • 5 or 6 large potatoes, peeled and boiled till tender
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup canned non sweetened condensed cream (can add more as needed if to thick)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Put potatoes on first in a large pot to be cook while making the meatballs (be sure to check them till they are good and tender, don’t over cook)
  2. Add all the meatball ingredients (excluding the olive oil) to a large bowl and mix well. Form into round pieces a little smaller than a golf-ball size and place them in a large skillet.
  3. Cook the meatballs on all sides, cooking until lightly browned and thoroughly cooked. Remove meatballs from skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add butter. Once melted, add sliced onion and cook until onion is soft and translucent.
  5. Add in 2 tbsp of flour and the grated garlic. Fry this for 1 minute.
  6. Slowly whisk in the beef broth. Cook for about 3 minutes till sauce thickens.
  7. Mix in the paprika.
  8. Season with salt and black pepper.
  9. If sauce is too thick, add some beef broth or water.
  10. Add the meatballs back to the pan and let them simmer in the sauce for about 3 to 4  minutes.
For Mashed Potatoes
  1. Mash the boiled potatoes and place it in a big bowl.
  2. Slowly add cream to desired thickness (don’t have to use all cream if like thick or can add more if to thick), add butter, salt and pepper, mix with a mixer will make the more creamer
To Serve
  1. Place some mashed potatoes on a plate.
  2. Top with meatballs and gravy.
  3. Serve with a side of steamed broccoli or your favorite vegetable .

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Yummy Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

Yummy Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

Yummy Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing  is by far one of my favorite meals to cook. I love the moist chicken and stuffing together along  with the savory taste of the vegetables. I love-making this meal best in the fall as it gets me in the mood for  the holidays. The flavor of the chicken and stuffing reminds me that my favorite holiday thanksgiving is around the corner.
Today I’m going to decorate the house with fall colors and this meal will be appropriate for the occasion. The smell of  the meal coming from the crock pot already cooking since this morning is making me so hungry. Can’t wait for hubby to get home this evening so we can eat.
Be sure to bookmark this page as your gonna love this meal when you make it, and share it with your friends on social media. Have a great day.
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, salted and peppered if desired.
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 8 oz. sour cream, (equivalent to 1 cup)
  • 6 oz. box stuffing mix
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup baby carrots
Optional stuffing additions:
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled sausage, (cooked or raw)
  • 2 teaspoons dry rosemary
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken on the bottom of the crock pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the soup, sour cream, stuffing, and half of the broth. Layer the stuffing mix over the chicken.
  3. To keep the vegetables separate from the stuffing, place a layer of foil over the stuffing, then place your vegetables on top of the foil.  Poke holes on the bottom of the foil to allow the moisture to circulate instead of collecting on the top of the foil.  You can also layer the vegetables right on top of the stuffing if you’d prefer.

  4. Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6-7.
  5. Before eating, check on the stuffing. If you’d prefer additional moisture, add the rest of the chicken broth, stir, and heat for an additional 10 minutes.

serves 4

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