Glad That's Over / Porcupine Meatballs

Original Newsletter 2/7/2023

Hey There!

Last week's icy weather really threw a hitch in our plans. No projects were completed, and it was a lot colder than the weather channel originally projected!

It's always a busy time for us. Monitoring the herd and making sure they have access to water takes up most of the daylight hours.

I can't say I enjoy the icy blasts, but one thing I always love to do when they come is bundle up at night when the wind dies down, go outside, and listen to the quiet. The type of quiet where all of the animals are huddled up in their nests and burrows. The owls aren't hooting, the coyotes aren't howling, and you can hear absolutely... nothing. No tires coming down the county road and no voices carried in on the wind.

The stars are so bright in the sky you could stand there all night looking at them...that is if you don't mind your fingers freezing off.

We are so thankful for our farm family that have come alongside us and supported our mission of raising beef differently. We love sharing it with you and producing a product that you can trust.
- Shelby

Nothing Beats a Meatball in the eyes of our 3 year old. She's coming home today from a grandparent visit and I'm surprising her with her favorite!

Here's What You'll Need:

Meatball Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Butter to coat your pan

Sauce Ingredients
  • 15oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, and crushed red pepper on top
1. Mix the meatball ingredients together and make balls that are about 1 1/2 inches thick.
2.Brown in a sauce pan with butter then drain.
3. Add sauce ingredients and let simmer covered for about an hour.
(you might sample one to be sure the rice is completely cooked)

I really like these meatballs over cabbage sautéed in butter.