There has been a distinct lack of sewing and blogging here this week. We threw a holiday party of sorts for my chamber group last night, so my week was consumed by planning and cleaning for that. Hosting parties always makes me nervous – I usually spend the days leading up to the affair convincing myself that no one will come, and that I will end up having to consume an entire Crockpot of Swedish meatballs and a case of wine all by myself. Luckily, the party was a success, and I actually didn’t get any meatballs because they were consumed so quickly! The meatball recipe I use is always a hit, and it takes about 15 seconds to prepare (minus the crockpot time!)
2 lbs of frozen meatballs (the best ones are the swedish meatballs from Trader Joe’s, but any frozen meatballs will do.)
1 can of Campbells cream of mushroom soup
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and mix. Set the crockpot for 6 hours and go away. I usually avoid anything having to do with cream of something soup, but I swear to you, these are the best meatballs ever. People never believe they were frozen. Lots of people make BBQ meatballs for parties, but I’ve never liked those. I bring these instead!
Now that the party is over, I can finish my holiday dress!
This actually only took me one day of sewing. It’s completed except for the hemline – the pattern says to let it hang to stretch the bias, and believe me it is necessary! The sides are noticeably longer, possible due to the yoke piece. I will have notes about this pattern later, but I really like it. I hope to have finished photos soon – I’m planning to wear this for Christmas eve!