This weekend I spent a lot of time next to the pool! Only way to live through 100+ degree weather!
And got to meet an awesome Pit bull named Malish (малыш). Who love playing in the pool with us :-)
There was a lot of delicious food that everyone brought! I made fruit salad, black bean corn salad, piroshki and meatballs.
These are some pics of the meatballs. I didn't take that many pics because I was running late on getting everything ready. Even forgot to take a final pic of meatballs with sauce. On Pinterest I had been seeing pins about sweet and sour sauce made of grape jelly and chili sauce and decided to try it. Highly recommend it for a potluck! I received so many compliments for this dish!
3 lbs Ground Turkey
1/2 Onion Minced as fine as possible
3 Cloves Garlic
1/2 TB Garlic Powder
1 TS Salt
1/2 Bunch Parsley
1 Dinner Roll
1 Bottle Grape Jelly (18 oz)
1 Chili Sauce (12 oz)
Preheat oven at 360F. Soak dinner roll in water for a few minutes. Drain as much of water as possible. Mix all ingredients. Just until combined well. Form meatballs, should come out to about 30.
Bake for 20 minutes. Next whisk grape jelly and chili sauce together in a crock pot. Add meatballs and allow to warm up at low for 1 hour.
I also made these poppy seed piroshki. Turned out fantastic! Here is a recipe I previously posted, http://discoveringoptions.blogspot.com/2013/01/pierogi.html. For this version I actually used 3 eggs, no Greek yogurt and less butter.
Still need practice sealing them!
Lastly I made a black bean salad and a fruit salad. Fruit salad was just a whole pineapple, 1 lb strawberries and 2 cups grapes.
Black Bean Salad
3 Ears Grilled Corn
1/2 Orange Pepper
1/2 Red Pepper
1/2 Yellow Pepper
1 1/2 Cups Halved Cherry tomatoes
1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
1 Cup Black Beans
3 TB Avocado Oil
4 TB Lime Juice
1 TS Cumin
Salt and pepper