Porcupine Meatballs and Sauteed Cabbage

porcupine meatballs
I know…porcupine meatballs on a card making and paper crafting blog, right? Well, when dinner is done, there is more time for paper crafts! This recipe is so fast and so yummy. Plan on it and take some time for your card making.

Porcupine Meatballs
2 lbs lean ground beef – 90/10 or 93/7 is great for this recipe
1/2 cup of uncooked INSTANT brown rice – choose whole grain it’s better for you and delicious
2 eggs
1 – 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 medium onion chopped very fine
3/4 tsp seasoned salt
a sprinkle of onion powder and a sprinkle of garlic powder
fresh ground pepper to taste
approx. 1 tbsp olive oil
2 cans of tomato soup, divided
1 cup of water
1 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce

Put ground beef, uncooked rice, eggs, parsley, onion and 1/2 cup of tomato soup in a large bowl. Season with season salt, onion and garlic powder, and fresh ground pepper. Mix gently but completely with clean hands. Roll into 24 meatballs. They will be very soft.
Heat a scant tablespoon of olive oil in a shallow wide dutch oven. You want a large shallow pot or a large skillet with a lid for this recipe. You need the surface area to lightly brown your meatballs. While the meatballs are browning, mix the remaining tomato soup with water and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over meatballs and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cover. Simmer 35 minutes and stir occasionally.
Serve with “Auntie Mar inspired sauteed cabbage” and garlic bread. YUM!

Sauteed Cabbage

1/2 small onion sliced
1/2 head of cabbage
1 tbsp butter
2 oz light cream cheese

Melt butter in a skillet, add sliced onion and saute on medium high heat. Remove core and cut cabbage into one inch dice, rinse well. Add cabbage to butter and onion and cook until the cabbage is tender but still crisp. Season with seasoned salt and onion powder. Turn heat to low and add 2 oz of light cream cheese. Stir until all the cabbage and onion are lightly coated with cream cheese. This is delicious with carrot slices mixed in. I serve this cabbage with corned beef on St. Patty’s day, just add a tsp of caraway seeds. YUM.

Enjoy these recipes! Please let me know if you try them. Happy more time to paper craft!

Valentine Crafts and Valentines Day Card

Tootsie Pop Valentine Craft
I really love being a consultant for A Muse Studio – for a bunch of reasons. If you ever wanna talk about it, just email me marisa@kitchentablestamper.com or give me a call. I made this Valentine’s Day Card for the A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge. The challenge for January is Alphanumberlicious! Yes, that is a made up word. The point is to use alphabets and/or numbers on your creation. I just got the A Muse Studio Even Taller Alphabet Die Set. (Ask me how I got it FREE. Told ya, I love being an A Muse Studio Consultant) I loved the Berry and Navy color combo on these Tootsie Pop Flower Valentine Crafts – that’s how this Valentine’s Day Card happened! Have you ever thought about turning the hobby you love into a business? I am sure glad I did. Thinking about it? Reach out. Let’s talk!
There is a video for the Tootsie Pop Flower Valentine Crafts HERE.

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Valentines Day Card:
Paper: A Muse Studio Navy PAPS607, Berry PAPS209, Sugar PAPS001 and Navy Petite Polka Dot PAPP607 Cardstock
Accessories: A Muse Studio Even Taller Alphabet Die Set TAD0073, Heart Trio Die Set TAD0015, Flower Die Set 1 TAD0030, Navy Satin Ribbon RASA607, Onyx Dot Twinkle Stickers EATW100

Tootsie Pop Flower Valentine Crafts

Valentine Idea
I decided to do a video for this little tootsie pop flower Valentine. Enjoy! P.S. This would make a perfect DIY Wedding Favor or DIY Party Favor.

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Valentine Candy Treat:
Paper: A Muse Studio Shell PAPS201, and Bermuda PAPS601 Cardstock
Accessories: A Muse Studio Butterfly Trio Die Set TAD0002, Flower Die Set 1 TAD0030, Eucalyptus Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon RAPD604, Onyx Dot Twinkle Stickers EATW100

Valentine Crafts for LE$$

Valentine Crafts SALE
A Muse Studio is having a SWEET SALE to help kick off your Valentine’s Day card making and Valentine Crafts! Make Valentine Crafts and SAVE MONEY. Now, that’s a great way to spend a cold winter day! Happy Savings! Click the list below to shop and save:
Valentine Crafts SALE
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Be Mine Valentine Card

Valentines Day Card
I wanted to open up the year with some Valentine inspiration for you. This is one of my favorite card making ideas. I have a bunch of Valentine ideas lined up for you. Do you plan on making a Valentines Day Card or two? What other paper crafts are you planing for Valentines? Feel free to share in the comments! I hope this pretty Valentine gets your creative juices flowing! Stay tuned for lots more Valentine ideas.
BTW: I know it’s been a long time since I blogged, I am sorry! Is there anyone still here? I did an addition on my house. It was such hard work! You all should really come see. I am going to have a Grand Reopening Valentine’s Party. The dates are Friday, January 24th at 1:00pm, Monday, January 27th at 6:30 PM and Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30 PM. Save the date! Stay tuned for more info on that. The addition was hard work, but very rewarding. I can now add General Contractor to the the list of hats I wear. I learned a lot and loved the experience. Now, I am glad to be back!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this handmade Valentine’s Day Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Sending My Love SHMM036, Quick & Cute Valentines SNSM042
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft PAKRAFT, Amethyst PAPS700, Pistachio PAPS508, Apricot PAPS300, Buttercup PAPS401, Shell PAPS201 and School Lined PASL001 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine IVFP082, and VersMark IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Crop-A-Dile TCROP01 and Corner Chomper TCNRCH1