Monday, February 10, 2020

Daffodils and Meatballs

This is our first daffodil to bloom!  More will be opening.  I have this in a bud vase on a little table next to my chair so I can enjoy it all day.  It's a little one!

I pick it up and smell it often.  Sweet Spring aroma.

More blooms soon!

I bought this little set at the Portland Women's Forum white elephant sale for $2.  I think it will be fun to grow plants from seed.

This is our big bed of Snowdrops in the front entry walkway.  

These should open up more today.

Dayle made one of his specialties while our grandsons were here for 2 nights.  Sweet & Sour Meatballs.  Yum yum YUM!!  


2 lbs ground beef
4 (or more) TBS bread crumbs (Italian seasoned is what Dayle uses)
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped green pepper (optional)
1 cup chopped onion
4 TBS butter
2 cans of Campbell’s condensed tomato soup
4 TBS brown sugar
8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 TBS regular yellow mustard
2 TBS vinegar
2 small cans of crushed pineapple (mix in sauce or serve on the side)

Directions:  Mix beef, crumbs, egg and salt together, roll into small meatballs (1 inch in diameter), brown in frying pan until cooked through, drain on paper towel. 

Cook the green pepper and onion in butter until tender, stir in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes, add the meatballs into the sauce and pour all into a shallow baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  While it is baking, cook 2 cups (raw) rice, and to serve the meatballs over the rice.

OK, I'm off to my Daughters of the American Revolution meeting.  Have a super week!


  1. Love that bright, happy yellow of your daffodil. Such a wonderful flower that brings good memories of my grandmother and her farm in Tillamook. And of course, the early sweet little snow drops with their dainty dangling flowers are such a treat this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

  2. No daffs in bloom in my garden yet, which is probably not a bad thing as Storm Ciara is in full swing in the UK. Some places have been flooded and badly damaged by winds. Fortunately, we've managed to escape that. Your snowdrops are beautiful - a real harbinger of spring. xx

  3. I have jotted down that recipe. People here are reporting a few Daffs that have bloomed. Around here they are called, "March Lilies". Way too early for them to bloom here, but our weather is crazy.

  4. LOVE daffodils. Look forward to seeing all of your flowers. That meal does look delish 😀😀

  5. Teresa That dinner looks awesome. Thank you for the recipe.
    I am watching the AKC Westminster show. I LOVE THESE TWO NIGHTS OF TV
    The movie BEST IN SHOW was so funny. I think of it overtime I watch the competition. Wow the afghan hound looks amazing!

  6. aw. I am watching the AKC Westminster. Thinking of you wonderful pup!

  7. Thanks for sharing your first Daffodil and your Snowdrops...sure signs that Spring is coming! Wasn't the sunshine lovely this afternoon? Thanks for the meatball recipe. I made meatloaf today :-) ((hugs))

  8. Such a pretty daffodil. I was going to go to Trader Joes today and see if they had any spring flowers but I forgot. Now how could I forget flowers? I have an appointment tomorrow morning so maybe I'll remember then.
    The meatballs looks delicious. Dayle seems to be quite the cook. :-) . I'm so glad you get to see your grandboys often. The memories you're making with them will last a lifetime.
    Wishing you a wonderful evening my dear friend.
    Blessings always,

  9. Daffs are my favourite flowers and I love seeing yours here Teresa. Hopefully spring is around the corner but we are getting battered by Storm Ciara and cold weather the last few days. Yum meatballs! Hugs xxx

  10. Love, love, love daffodils.Snowdrops are beautiful ( I made some from sugarpaste once upon a time.
    The meatball dish looks and sounds yummy. Hugs Anne X

  11. Always love cheery daffodils! And all the other spring flowers too! Your meal looks delicious. Have a happy week Teresa XXX

  12. A joy to see the daffodil, they are such a beautiful flower and a sign/promise of things to come. The meatballs do indeed look amazing, so tasty I might give them a go.

  13. Nothing blooming here yet in Illinois! You are lucky to see so many pretty flowers already! The recipe looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Oh boy, it will be awhile before anything blooms here! I have seen some bulbs beginning to poke up, but no signs of any buds. Your daffodil is just lovely and those meatballs sound delicious!

  15. That recipe sounds delicious. I love meatballs :). Good to see the snowdrops and daffodils. Springs nearly here! B x

  16. Oh, haven't had Sweet And Sour Meatballs in ages! Thank you for reminding me!

    Flowers! And we are very snow covered. -smile- Love how the climate differs, across this Beautiful Land of Ours.

    Flowers in the house. Lucky you. My husband and I can not have them, in the house. Our allergies do not allow it. We can't even bring in the flowers he grows, in the summer. -sigh-

    "All you need is love.
    But a little chocolate now and then
    doesn't hurt."
    ~Charles M. Schultz


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