Beets to Meatballs

Last night we hosted our "Home Connection" (a group of 10-13 people who meet in homes every two weeks).  Sometimes we have a meal.  Last night I said "bring a favorite snack."  Knowing there would be GOOD STUFF in the evening, we ate leftovers at noon.  I had a few red beets.

Evening brought many tempting snacks.  I  made some cantaloupe balls and a new crock-pot meatball recipe (Sauce:  1/3 c. apple jelly, 1/3 c. lemon juice, 1 c. ketchup).  The meatballs were delicious.   I know!   I had 10 or 11!  And some cantaloupe.  And some cherries.

What I did right:  Left myself some wiggle room by eating only beets at noon.  Passed up chips and  cheese/taco/bean dip.  Passed up rice krispy squares with peanut butter.  Passed up zucchini bread.  Laughed with and enjoyed my friends.  Took a mufti-vitamin. Posted here.


  1. Good for you girly...........
    That's what you have to do is plan ahead.....
    those meatballs sound good, I love meatballs...

    I make hot dogs or actually Turkey franks now,
    with grape jelly and chili sauce in a crock pot,
    they are great appetizers and so easy. Just cut the franks in bite size pcs. and dump in the other 2 ingredients and let them cook on low for at least 2 hrs, but you can do it for longer, just check them every so often.
    Tasty lil babies, oh yea, and you need toothpicks to grab them with. lol

    Blessings, Nellie

  2. Good job Rebecca! I have been visiting this blog of yours as well lately because I am in a position where I have to get a bit more serious about losing some weight I've gained recently (and don't like AT ALL!:) and I always find your posts give me some extra motivation and inspiration, so thank you.