HI everyone! Day 3 was delicious and beyond easy to make. Last night we had Meatballs and gravy over egg noodles. I got the original recipe here but changed it up a little bit. So here is what I did.
You will need….
- a bag of frozen meatballs (you can make these your self if you want)
- 2 packets of dry turkey gravy mix
- 2 can of cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp basil leaves
- 4 bay leaves
- about 1/2-1 tbsp onion powder (I am infamous for not measuring)
- and a sprinkle of garlic salt (again with the not measuring)
Oh an egg noodles…. I forgot to put them in the group picture. They were sad and felt left out so I gave them their own picture. 🙂
Now the original recipe called for Thyme and after searching my herbs and spices cabinet, thyme was no where to be found. So I pulled up this handy little herb substitution chart and found out that basil, marjoram, oregano, or savory (??) can be substituted for thyme. I decided to go with a little basil AND oregano. You will also notice that I doubled the amount of ingredients for the sauce and the bag of meatballs is slightly less then 2 lbs. I am glad I did all this because it was just enough sauce and there were only two meatballs left after we ate. The kids loved this and had a couple servings!!
OK back to the recipe.
Put the meatball in the crock pot… yes frozen!
In a separate bowl put all the ingredients except the bay leaves.
Then with a whisk mix it all up till it’s all combined. Then add the bay leaves on top so they don’t get broken up while mixing and are easier to find an not eat when it’s all done cooking.
You can now pour everything right on top of the meatball and give it a little stir to make sure they are all covered in the sauce.
Now cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours… I did 4 hours. Make sure it is LOW, you don’t want this to burn.