As most of you know my oldest son Chad has been a Juvenile Diabetic since the month he turned 13.
I cried for a very long time for him. It changed our lives in the way we looked at a lot of things and how we ate. Of course it changed Chad's life completely. It meant giving up so many things he enjoyed having and not to mention five shots a day and too many finger pricks to mention. Yet never in all these years did he ever feel sorry for himself and complain to us or anyone else. How many times in my life have I wished that I could be like my Chad. He is my hero.
Back in the 80's I had no Internet so it was not easy finding recipes for diabetics like it is now. I was lucky enough though to find a recipe book that I depended on a lot for some delicious meals. The book is Cooking for Love and Life Volume 1.
The weather is cold and rainy here today so it made me want something comforting to eat. I thought of this recipe and wanted to share it with you.
2 tsp low fat oleo
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped onions
10 1/2 oz. can chicken w/rice soup
1 lb. ground beef
2 slices soft bread
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. salt
Melt oleo in skillet. Add bell pepper, onions and saute until tender Stir in both cans of soup
Heat to boiling, then turn down heat and allow sauce to simmer, stirring occasionally
While sauce cooks, make meatballs as follows:
In bowl, slightly beat egg, Add ground beef, bread, milk and salt. Mix well Shape into meatballs
about the size of ping pong balls. Drop meatballs in simmering sauce, and cook slowly about 1 hour.
Total 4 servings Per serving 403 calories
Exchange per serving = 4 meats, 21/2 fats, 1 bread 15g. carbohydrates, 30 g. protein, 24 1/2 g. fat
These meatballs are good with mashed potatoes or rice. Now just dig in because it is yummy!
Let me know if you try it and how you like it.
Hope your having a great week! My plans were to paint fences but the forecast for the week is rain everyday. So I will be stuck inside most of the time.
This past weekend I went to my hometown of La Porte and spent it with my best friends the Oliver's.
We did nothing but laugh! I love these get aways with Ruby, Bonnie
and Oscar. Their sister and my sister-in-law Linda was the only one missing. Linda you were missed and I know you regretted not joining us but next time for sure.
We all have those friends where you can share everything with and laugh for no reason. It was that kind of fun. There was not a subject we did not discuss and laugh over. I can not tell you how much I needed this time with my friends.
When I am with the Oliver's it's like I am six again. No worries just good times.
Of course shopping is always on our list of things to do. We visited several re-sale shops near the space center NASA. Beautiful pieces that we all wanted but in fear of becoming hoarders we passed them up. lol
I did find a brand new pair of bright blue pajamas with the price tag still attached from Victoria Secret. They were only $4.00 and so cute with cats all over them.
They were excited about the news of my plans to move closer to my babies. We decided that after I get settled in it would be time to get together again. I have never been able to host one of these weekends because Bonnie is highly allergic to cats. On the property where I will be moving
there are living quarters other than my little cottage that we can stay for the weekend. So I am hoping to finally host one of these get aways. Can't wait!
No pictures of this weekend because they knew I would post them on here. lol
Well I need to close and clean up the kitchen. The meatballs were very tasty and I ate too much Only bad thing about me fixing something like this is I eat on it for days. haha
I need to make a lemon pie Friday because it's my son Clint's Birthday and his son Bailey. They have invited me to come celebrate with them so I am so lucky to be able to have two Happy weekends in a row.
Life is good!