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Welcome to another great week of Menu Planning! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day :-) Mine was especially nice. We had planned on going to a Minor League Baseball Game, but the weather was too cold, so we opted to go to my favorite garden center and then out to eat. Doug bought me a new computer last week that I desperately needed, it’s making my online time much easier, cutting my time down alot. Andrew bought me a tripod for my camera and Flip Video camera, I’m really excited about that too.

This Spring is just flying by, my boys only have 18 days of school left. Andrew will graduate from High School on June 6th. Wow! I can hardly believe it!

Well, I’ll have to admit, our meals last week didn’t go quite as planned. I was so SUPER busy preparing for the Mother’s Day Extravaganza, we just had leftovers a couple nights and on Friday, we ordered pizza. Between baseball games, practice and preparing for the awesome day of giveaways on Thursday, dinners kind of took a back seat. Anyway, we all survived, and my house is pretty much back in order. Come Wednesday, I was really wishing that I had taken time for a Make-Ahead Meals Cooking Day. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will work out this week.

Have you entered all the amazing giveaways that I have for you?!? Hurry! They end tonight :-)

I have another great Make-Ahead Meal for you, from the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms cookbook, to share with you today. I’m sorry, I don’t have a picture yet, but I will add one after I cook the dinner.

Meatballs in Gravy
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Make-ahead Meatballs and Gravy recipe from
Serves: This recipe makes approximately 76 meatballs. Depending on your family size, you should have enough for 2-3 meals.
  • 2½ lbs. ground turkey
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 (10¾ oz) cans Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 envelopes (0.87 oz each) turkey gravy mix
  • 12 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey and beef, eggs, bread crumbs, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, cheese and milk.
  3. Mix well and form into balls.
  4. Place on a large, cookie sheet and cook for 25 minutes.
  5. Mix soup, water, gravy mix and mushrooms in the Crockpot.
  6. Add the meatballs and mix well. Cook on High for 1 hour.

Here is what we will be eating this week…

Monday ~ Meatballs and Gravy, Mashed Potato Casserole

Tuesday ~ Southwestern Salad and Cheesy Chili Dip

Wednesday ~ Breakfast for Dinner ~ IHop French Toast, fruit

Thursday ~ Chicken Pot Pie

Friday ~ Sausage Calzones

Saturday ~ Mostacolli, Garlic Bread, Salad

Sunday ~ Honey Sauced Chicken Wings, Potato Wedges

I’m looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday for another fun Cupcake Tuesday, where you can share your cupcake and muffin creations with everyone.

Be sure to enter the Mother’s Day Extravaganza Giveaways! And the giveaway for the What’s New, Cupcake? book ends tonight too.

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