Christmas Dinner

My family came to visit this year since we have the little one, and I was unable to travel for the second year in a row. It was such a relief to have them here. So as a special treat for Christmas I made some of our favorites: mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, greens, and veggie meatballs. Here are the recipes, not use to putting it in measurable format, so bare with me.

Meatballs:

1 small can of vege burger (you can also use 1.5 packages of griller crumbles)

1/2 cup of breadcrumbs

1/2 cup of cheese (optional)

1 Egg

1/2 cup chopped onion/green pepper (saute)

Seasoned to taste - sage, black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic (fresh or powder)

Top Glaze:

1 cup of bbq sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)

2/3 cup orange marmalade

Roll and place in casserole dish. (Meatballs can also be fried)

Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 to 50 mins

If it's still a little wet, balls won't stay together...just add some more breadcrumbs

Mac and Cheese:

1 box Elbow Macaroni noodles

4 eggs

1 cup milk

2 tablespoon seasoned salt

4 cups cheddar cheese (my grandmother used Colby this is also suggested)

Boil macaroni noodles. Layer macaroni and cheese. Mix eggs, milk and seasoned salt. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 mins

Greens:

2 bunches collard greens

1 small onion

1 sweet red pepper

2 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons of oil

2 packet of goya (no msg)

Clean greens and then boil. After 30 mins add pepper, onions, and garlic. Season and cook another 20 mins.

Sweet potatoes:

Bake at 450 degrees for 1 hour. Usually for 3 or 4 medium/large sweet potatoes...I use half stick of butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, maybe 1/4 white sugar maybe less, dash of cinnamon and nutmeg (place in oven and check occasionally). If they are not sweet enough use more brown sugar, it's not as sweet as white sugar. 

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