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Sausage Meatballs

After a long workout at the gym it was time to make lunch - I've had a package of ground sausage sitting in the fridge that I could decide what to do with - so I asked the boys and meatballs it was!!

Ended up making meat ball sub paninis to be exact but served the extra meatballs on the side and they were just as good on their own as in the sandwich :)

Sausage Meatballs
1 package of ground sausage
⅓ cup bread crumbs
1 tsp Onion Powder
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
ground black pepper

1) Preheat oven to 375°F.
2)Mix ingredients just until blended.
3)Shape into meatballs

4) Bake in mini muffin tin or on a baking sheet for 18-20 minutes

Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Pinterest is full of a ton of Crock Pot Mashed Potato Recipes and what better day to try them then over Thanksgiving

 9 Potatoes
1 Package of Cream Cheese
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 stick of Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
16oz Cheddar Cheese
1 pound of bacon - cooked and crumbled

1) Peel Potatoes and Cook in CrockPot on low for about 8 hours
2) Transfer Potatoes to a Kitchen Aid and blend until smooth
3) Blend in Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Milk, Onion Power, Garlic Powder, and half the cheese
4) Put mixture Back into Crock Pot and keep on warm until ready to serve
5) Top with a little bacon and cheese leaving extra cheese - bacon - and sour cream for each portion

Cheese-Ball Spread

For Thanksgiving I had the idea of making mini cheese-balls but with Eddie Rushing me out the door we scratched that idea and just through it all in a dish instead . . . same flavor but OMG so much easier and faster

2 Packages Cream Cheese
8 oz Shredded Cheddar
1 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Chopped Pecans

1) Beat together all ingredients but Pecans until well blended
2) Spread into a serving dish and top with Pecans

Serve with Pretzels - Crackers - Bread - really anything :)