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A Snowy Weekend – Let’s Have Barbecued Meatballs

Over the weekend we had a significant snowfall here in the foothills of North Carolina.  Actually, it is my favorite type of snowfall.  It began on Friday afternoon with big fluffy flakes of snow.  It continued through the night and snowed for a short period of time on Saturday morning.  I think our accumulation totals was eight inches.

Another reason I liked this snow is because it happened on the weekend and we didn’t have to go to work and could just enjoy watching it snow.  I was also appreciative of the fact that it was snow and not sleet or freezing rain.  The kids in our neighborhood had a good time in the snow but it was extremely cold all weekend.  Of course, I don’t think kids ever admit they are cold when they are playing in the snow.

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Before the snow, I had chosen the following recipe to share with you.  I thought it was such a comforting recipe for a cold January day.  Of course, I love barbecue so it really appealed to me.  It is from a recipe book from a local cook that compiled recipes of her friends and family and named the book, “Susie’s Dinner Bell.”

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I hope you enjoy the recipe.  If you are experiencing a snowy day, I hope you are safe and warm.  Thanks for stopping by.

Susie’s Cookbook and Barbecued Meatballs

Today, I am sharing Susie’s Dinner Bell Cookbook again.  I loved thumbing through this cookbook because it brings back memories of recipes I remember from my early years. Below is the acknowledgements page from Susie’s Cookbook that will give you insight into how and why this cookbook was created.  Susie was born in 1895 and that means she was in the same age group as my grandmother.

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I love the recipe for barbecued meatballs that I am sharing with you today.  I remember them as being all the rage when I was a teenager; however, my mother never prepared them as my Daddy was a straight meat and potatoes man and would not eat casseroles, spaghetti, etc.  I think that is probably the main reason she never prepared them.  I do remember them being served at various special occasions and lots of people adapted the recipe to their slow cookers instead of baking them in the oven. There was a cheese soufflé recipe at the bottom of the page and I wanted to share it with you too.

I know there are so many different aromas of the fall season but being a Southern girl, one of my favorites is the aroma of barbecue. The fragrance of the meat being roasted over an open fire just tells me that Fall has arrived.

barbecued meatballsThis cookbook was published when Susie was 96 years old.  Maybe Susie could be considered the first Southern food blogger before the computer became a part of our lives.

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