I have received the #grapejelly #meatball #recipe ten times so far… I am pretty sure that anytime this year you have them, you will want to reach out to me! I have to say the thought makes me smile! I wanted to go ahead and share my favorite today to ensure you would have time to grocery shop before next weekends #superbowl junk eating frenzy. I can’t really remember the first time I had grape jelly infused meat, and I cant remember if it was meatballs or #littlesmokies. There are multiple ways to make the sauce, and while grape jelly is one-half, the other half is a preference really. #sassiecassie would use #sweetbabyrays #bbqsauce, my sister-n-law #joyce prefers #ketchup, but I like the #bignanc #chilisauce recipe. I prefer the chili sauce because is is less sweet to start and there is a depth of flavor you don’t get with the other two. The sauce itself should be ½ grape jelly and ½ sauce of choice. In keeping with my #healthy as can be while still containing meat, my ball recipe is 1/3 ground chicken, 1/3 bread crumbs mixed with parmesan cheese, and 1/3 veggies. The #vegetables I include fresh chopped fine #spinach, fresh pressed #garlic, finely chopped #onions, colorful finely chopped #peppers, and of course seasonings salt, pepper, parsley, and basil. Now if you have read this far here is how you finish these easily. You melt the grape jelly and your sauce in a crockpot on high. You mix all your meatball ingredients together with an egg. Make your meatballs and put them in the crockpot RAW - cook on high for no less than an hour and a half to make sure they are all cooked through. There you go - a tasty treat that will make you wonder what makes these taste so delicious … it’s the #love! Cooking is all about the love! Seriously though … submit your photos and lets see your #grapejellymeatballs. #spreadthelove #365daysofsweetness #grapejelly2016 #cookingwithlove #superbowl50 (at Saint Augustine, Florida)

#grapejelly2016 is my 365 project for the year, and while some have been on my adventure since day one, i need to go over a few basics with new viewers. (Shout out to Heidi and my girls at the DMV - you make work fun!) Everyday this year I will take a photo with some form of #grapejelly in the picture. The entire of why grape jelly has not been told thus far, but #sassiecassie my #staugustine bestie inspired and challenged me. In each photo there will be 3 things: Grape Jelly - Something to think about - My love for life and all it has to offer. These past 41 days have been a lot of fun, but I have to admit, this challenge is HUGE! We all have challenges we face daily, how you look at them is up to you. I of course throw on my rose colored sunglasses, add some grape jelly, and #believe that it is all going to be just fine! Then I do the work that needs to be done because if I don’t do it, no one will. #reality #seethegood #followme #liveinthemoment #365daysofsweetness #spreadthelove #stjohns (at St Johns DMV)