Hello Ladies! Let me know if you tried out last weeks recipe. My husband and I have been trying to stick with this healthy eating. So far he has lost 10 pounds since the first of the year.
This week's recipe will be Meatballs and Gravy.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Dice the potatoes and finely chop into ½ inch cubes. Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and finely chop 1 of the garlic cloves, wrap the other 2 cloves in foil. Cut the broccoli florets off the stalk and then cut them into bite-sized pieces.
In a medium bowl, gently combine beef, half the panko, chopped garlic, 3 TBSP onion, ½ tsp salt and pepper. Mix and form into 1-inch balls. Place the meatballs and the garlic in the foil on one side of baking sheet. Toss broccoli with a drizzle of oil and place on the other side of the baking sheet. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the broccoli. Bake until the meatballs all cooked through, broccoli is browned and tender, garlic is soft, about 15-20 minutes.
Place the potatoes in a medium pot with a pinch of salt and enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and then return the potatoes to the pot. Cover until you are ready to mash them.
Heat 1 TBSP of butter in a large pan over medium heat until melted. Add the remaining onion and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until browned and softened, about 8 -10 minutes. Add flour then continue to stir and cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually stir in ¾ cups of water until fully blended. Stir in Beef stock and simmer until it thickens, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low.
Place roasted garlic from the foil onto a cutting board; mash with a fork. Add the garlic to the potatoes along with the sour cream and 2 TBSP of butter. Mash adding splashes of water if needed until you reach desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add meatballs to the gravy pan and stir until coated with gravy.
Then plate the mashed potatoes and broccoli and put the meat balls on top with gravy.
Let us know if you try the recipe and how you like it.
I would love to start share some of my adventures with you all. January 2019 is here, and this is the time of year where people start to focus on healthy eating. Everyone focusses on their summer bodies. We are all getting ready for the bathing suit and summer clothing. We all want to look our best. In our house we have started a healthy diet to try and shed some pounds. I want to share with you every month how we are doing with our diet and see how much we can shed. I will share my recipes with you and hope you will share yours with me. This will be a journey so join me on it. All my recipes will be for 2 servings.
Todays recipe is going to be a Meat Loaf. Let’s just say its not your momma’s meat loaf.
Prep Time 10-minute prep ready in 35 minutes.
What you will need: 4 garlic cloves, 1 zucchini, ½ cup panko crumbs, smoked paprika, 4 ounces of ground beef, 2 medium size sweet potato, 1 chili, 6 TBSP ketchup, 4TBSP butter, 2 tsp vegetable oil, salt and pepper.
Are you ladies ready to start 2019?
We are getting all geared up for 2019. Our first Girls Night Out of the year will be at City Stage. We are so excited to have you all of you join us again for another amazing month! After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the start of the New Year, it's girl time! Let's start January off with some good friends, good drinks, good food, shopping and lots of laughter!
We are excited to bring you Trades of Hope this month with Bethany Kenyon! Not familiar with Trades of Hope? Here's the story behind this great company and why they continue to do what they do:
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“So many women live in poverty, not because they lack abilities, but because they lack opportunity. We started Trades of Hope to give women that opportunity for a better life. Each woman has a story, and with Trades of Hope's help, their story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!
We work with the artisans themselves and organizations that are helping women in difficult circumstances. Some women have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have HIV/AIDS and leprosy. These women have never had the chances we've had, yet they are just like us in so many ways. They love their families and hope and dream of a better life for them.
We are helping by marketing their products through the home party model, so they can put food on their table, a roof over their head, get medical care and an education for their children. We want to tell their stories to the world! We have a heart for ministry and business, and through this we have started separate successful non-profit organizations and businesses. Together, we have a combined 30 years of experience. This has given us the tools and drive we need to help women and make an impact on the world! As mothers and daughters, we also wanted to partner together to help create a beautiful world for the next generation."
3GenFashion will also be joining us this month. If you haven’t heard about this family owned company here is a little background...
They are three generations of women, each with different styles, sizing, age, height, etc. They are real women that are here to show you what fashion looks like, no matter what your age or weight.
They will show you what the same style of clothing looks like on: Sue, the grandmother and mother, her true age is 74, she, like many women of her age, has developed the “hump” on her back due to osteoporosis, so the clothing will look and fit differently on her compared to her daughter and mother, Michele, who just turned 47 and is plus size, and her daughter, Jessica, who is taller and 27.
All three of these women have one major thing in common-they love the Piphany clothing brand and the way it looks and feels on them and they want to help their customers to feel the same way.
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Christy Moore Foreman will also be joining us with Scentsy this month! We love all their scents and we are sure you will too - if you don't have a Scentsy lady already, Christy is your girl!
Scentsy carries a wide variety of home and personal fragrance products:
• Stylish Warmers + scented wax
• Essential oil diffusers + all-natural oils
• Scented cleaning + laundry products
• Bath + skincare products for the whole family
Come out and meet Christy-you will love her and Scentsy!
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The wonderful Mandy Brady with Rodan & Fields will be back for Girls Night Out at City Stage!
This back and forth weather is doing crazy things to our skin and there's no way we're the only ones!
Mandy is passionate about bringing education and quality skin care products to you! A little goes a long way in terms of skin care and simple changes can make all the differences in the world.
She typically brings along a few samples to share and some of the most popular Cash and Carry items on hand. Ready to start chatting about your skin?
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We are so excited to welcome back Charmaine Teets Moberly for another event and sharing the health/wellness benefits of Young Living Essential Oils. Did you know that their oils benefit every body system? Its true! Charmaine is dedicated to inspiring and educating women to obtain a healthier lifestyle through essential oils.
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Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town and working on my campaign to bring Bonefish Grill to New Bern-it's going to happen!!