Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tackle it Tuesday #1

  So Tuesdays are going to be "Tackle it Tuesday" for me. I'm going to try to get something done or accomplish something I've been meaning to do. These things can be as little as painting my toenails or as big as remodeling my house (I actually need to do both of those things...I think one is easier than the other).

   For the first weekly Tackle it Tuesday, I have started using my Crock Pot to make dinner. I came across a slow-cooker cookbook I really liked a couple weeks ago and bought it. It had east-to-hard recipes that were healthy and sounded yummy. I love me some yummy food, and this went well with my new goal of eating much healthier. So this morning I woke up early and made dinner to cook all day for us and be ready and yummy when we come home from work. Sounds great! I'm making spaghetti and meatballs. It was an easy recipe, was switched up to be much healthier and sounded yummy! It used ground turkey and pork instead of beef which saves fat and calories right there. For the extra-easy part, it used a box of low-sodium Stove Top stuffing as the breadcrumbs and of course an egg as a binder. Because the meat is so low-in-fat, the recipe called for a cup of water for moistness. It made about 30 1 inch meatballs. I layered them in the Crock Pot, sliced some green pepper, onions, mushroom and garden fresh tomatoes and put that on top. Then, for more easy, I dumped a jar of spaghetti sauce over the top. When I get home all I'll have to do is boil up some whole-grain spaghetti noodles and dinner is served! Easy, healthy and hopefully yummy! That will be determined tonight.

   I hope to use the Crock Pot a lot more often, as sometimes when I get home from work the last think I feel like doing is cooking dinner, though I do it anyway and then get grumpy, etc, etc, etc. You know the drill. Anything to make life more simple, and of course healthier is a GREAT thing!

  Feel free to do Tackle it Tuesday, too! Together we can tackle the world!!!!


  1. Love my crockpot but the only things I've ever used it for is pot roast, lil smokies, and whiteys.. I actually own a slow cooker recipe book. I need to look into using it more often. :) Your meatballs smell good from here.lol

  2. Mmmm pot roast! One of my all-time favorite foods. What are whiteys? Sounds racist (lol!)

  3. yay.. I'll have to add the widget to mine as well.

    And whiteys. Well they are not all too good for you I'm sure, but you melt a big block of velveeta in the crock pot, add a can of cream of mushroom soup, a packet of onion soup mix, and a pound of browned hamburger. Then you cuts hawaiian sweet rolls in half and slop the mix on. Tastes similar to white castle.. hence the name.:) Also very messy. They are so good though.

  4. OMG. I can't decide if those sound disgusting or delicious...yeah, delicious. Thanks for sharing! I've been wondering what they are! And I'm glad I added the widget; I like it already!