Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Faith and Finger Food ~ Cranberry Meatballs

Wow! I have really been enjoying the great articles from my mom lately---how about you? Not only has it been great to take a couple weeks off from writing, but I'm feeling so blessed to learn from the wisdom she's brought to her guest posts. She's a huge part of why we are all enjoying a successful blog here at Hope In Every Season. If you missed my mom's recent posts, check out Bonding With Your Spouse, Finding Peace in Busy Times, and Uncle John's Fudge.

Welcome to The {Not Just} Homemaking Party! Many people have contacted me saying they don't think their posts are relevant to homemaking, but this link up is for everyone! So, share your stuff---we wanna see it! My mom, Christy, is sharing again today---a great recipe and a special gift!

My daughter gave me a special kitchen set for Christmas to match my turquoise mixer. It is a pretty kitchen towel, crock, spoon holder and salt and pepper shakers. The verse on the crock reads, "Giving heart, prayerful spirit, trusting soul...You are a woman of faith!"

This boost of confidence in my faith sent me straight to the kitchen recently to make a fun finger food for my game night date with my husband. I pulled out some items which I had on hand and set out like a warrior in battle!

I served these delicious meatballs with crackers and my husband loved them. The next day, I served the remaining meatballs over rice for dinner.

I used venison burger and made the meatballs a little large, but I have never been known to have patience in rolling all those little balls. Thank you, Sarah, for giving me faith, and now I need a coffee mug that reads, "Woman of patience!" Turquoise, of course!

Cranberry Meatballs

Mix together by hand:
2 lb. venison burger (or ground beef)
1/2 c. chopped sweet onion
dash of salt and pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
2 beaten eggs
1/2 c. cracker crumbs 

Form into balls and place in hot crockpot that has been sprayed with oil.

Heat together in saucepan:
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
2 TB. apple cider vinegar
1 c. ketchup
1/2 c. water
2 TB. brown sugar
dash salt
1 TB. chili powder
1 TB. cumin
Whisk in 1 can jelled cranberry sauce. 

Pour sauce over meatballs and turn crockpot to low. Cook for 5 hours and serve with crackers or over rice.

Linking with:
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Winsome Wednesday @ My Daily Walk in His Grace
Whole-Hearted Home Wednesdays 
Wake Up Wednesday
A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Homemaking Link Up @ Raising Homemakers
Inspire Me Wednesday @ MamaBuzz
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants 
Wednesday Link up at Adorned from Above
Wow Us Wednesdays
Mom's Library (more than books)


  1. What a neat gift set and tasty looking recipe :) Thank you for sharing and hosting this week!

  2. LOVE the turquoise mixer and kitchen accessories!! We had a turquoise Kitchen in the house that i grew up in. A house that my Dad built in 1962!!
    Thanks so much for hosting, Ladies!!


  3. Happy New Year to you! I love your turquoise kitchen accessories too and that recipe looks delicious! Hope you'll join our parties this week so that others can drop by and visit you too! :-)

  4. thank you for hosting!!!!! love your kitchen pics!!!!! hugs, angie from germany

  5. Happy New Year, Sarah! Thank so much for the party! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!


  6. Hello beautiful! I always love stopping by at your fabulous party. Please stop by our party. We would really appreciate it. Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. These look delicious. I love cranberries! Pinned.

  8. You're so blessed to have a mom to spend time with <3 memories are priceless. I love you're kitchen set (especially the spoon holder!). Thanks for sharing the recipe for meatballs, I don't think I've tried this kind before, but they sound great!

  9. Yummy looking! Thanks for hosting Sarah!

  10. Sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting & God bless!


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