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My daughter has stress fractures on both feet and legs so after a wonderful Cross Country season, she is now in a wheelchair. It’s been such a change for a High School girl going from such intense activity to very little activity. Her Grandma and I decided to make the last day of school before Christmas Break a celebration. We went shopping for the ideal puzzle and found one that has a picture of our cat, Suzie in it sitting on a shelf! What a fun way to start the Holiday Season!


Swedish Meatballs over Egg Noodles

Roasted Vegetables

Sauteed Mushrooms

Warm sliced

Such a great meal


This recipe was made ahead just as directions state below. If you make them, double or triple the recipe! Take from the freezer what you will use for that meal.

Swedish Meatballs (9×12 or 2 8×8)

1.25 lb ground beef

1/3 cup minced onion

1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

2 t minced parsley

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 t salt

<1/8 t black pepper

1 egg

¼ C Milk

Spray pans with nonstick cooking spray.

Thoroughly mix all ingredients.

Refrigerate 2 hours.

Shape mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls into balls.

Place on baking sheet, not touching.

Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until done.

Cool and place in freezer in pantry.

Place into individuals’ containers or bags at the end of the day.

Cover with plastic wrap, freeze.


Swedish Meatball Sauce:

2-3 T olive oil

1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 cups beef broth or water

1/2 cup sour cream

Blend flour, paprika, salt and pepper into oil in skillet.

Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly.

Remove from heat, stir in water.

Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.

Boil and stir 1 minute.

Let mixture cool slightly.

Gradually stir in sour cream over low heat, mixing until gravy is smooth.

Add cooked meatballs, heat through.

Serve over egg noodles cooked according to the package directions.

Roasted Vegetables

Broccoli Florets

1 zuchini, sliced

2 red peppers, sliced

3 T lemon olive oil

1 t Rosemary Salt

6 grinds Fresh ground pepper

1 t minced rosemary

Toss altogether and roast at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Sauteed Mushroomssauteed-mushrooms

Slice 2 C mushrooms

Place 1 T butter and 1 T lemon olive oil in pan

Saute until desired doneness. This may be placed on meatballs over the noodles or on the side.