Spring Feeding Frenzy: Trust Farmland® to Satisfy Sports Season Appetites [Recipe]

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that I was selected to complete in collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. I received compensation in exchange for providing this post. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
 

Do you have kids or adults in your household who play seasonal sports? Or maybe you have a household full of sports spectators (March Madness, anyone?).

Farmland Pork Sausage Roll

Whatever your situation, you probably have a group of hungry people looking for food that’s quick to eat, but satisfying. Shortly before Super Bowl, I shared a recipe with you using Farmland® Bacon. Now I’m back with another original recipe (yes, I created them both!) using Farmland® Sausage.

Fiesta Pork Sausage Meatballs

Fiesta Pork Meatballs

A spicy twist on an appetizer favorite!

  • Meatball Ingredients1 roll of Farmland® pork sausage
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup Mexican, fiesta or nacho/taco shredded cheese blended with spices
  • Tomato-based salsa casera
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic head
  • Olive or other desired oil
  • Toothpicks or plastic forks
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powderPeppers Garlic Onions Meatballs
  1. After washing, finely dice up green pepper, red pepper, onion, and garlic.
  2. Sauté green pepper, red pepper, onion, and garlic using a small bit of oil to prevent burning and salsa for seasoning. Set aside mixture to cool.Sausage Bread Crumbs Egg Cheese Seasonings Meatballs
  3. Combine sausage, egg, bread crumbs, shredded cheese, and seasonings in a bowl. Bread crumbs should not be visible and mixture should bind together.
  4. Add in sautéed pepper/onion/garlic/salsa mixture and mix thoroughly. If mixture comes apart too easily, add more bread crumbs until mixture adheres together.
  5. Roll the sausage mixture into approximately 1”Raw Fiesta Pork Sausage Meatballs balls.
  6. Spray the bottom of a rectangular glass pan with non-stick spray. No spray is necessary for non-stick dark metal pans. Place the balls in the pan with approximately 1” of space in between each ball.
  7. Bake the meatball at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cover meatballs for moister texture or leave uncovered for crispier texture.
  8. Remove meatballs from oven and allow to cool. Stick a toothpick or plastic fork in each meatball and arrange on a serving tray. Serve and enjoy!

Fiesta Pork Sausage Meatballs Closeup

I hope you like this Latino-inspired recipe perfect for game time or anytime. I served it to my family and my husband was very pleased with the flavor and kick. :)

Need something hearty to serve in the morning? New Farmland® Homestyle Sausage is gluten-free with no MSG. It’s packed full of the delicious, all-natural flavor you crave to start your day. Discover all their breakfast sausages: available in links and patties. Try their Maple or Bacon Sausage flavors.

Are you ready for spring sports?! After eating some of these fun and flavorful meatballs, you will be. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends via social media and email.

This is a compensated collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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70 Things I Love about My Work at Home (WAHM) Life– Part 3/7

I Love My WAHM LifeHello, all! I’m back with another installment of my blog series that covers what I love about being a Work At Home Mom.

Are you impressed with all the many reasons I’ve provided so far? If you’ve missed the first 2 parts in this series, you can get caught up here. Now let’s get moving on to our next 10 on the list.

70 Things I Love about My Work at Home (WAHM) Life #’s 21-30

 

21. I can make/receive calls during business hours—Just like appointments, it can be hard to make important calls after hours. Working at home allows me to answer calls as they come in, instead of having to return calls after everyone has left work. It also means I can make the calls needed when contacts are available.

22. I can let service people in—Don’t you just love those 3-4 hour service windows that companies expect you to stick around for? If you work outside the home, those can be brutal and can equal lost work time and productivity. Not for me—I can work until they arrive and even while work is being done.

23. I can change focus/try new things—I have always been versatile and able to do a number of different things decently. I have to thank Cristina Roman of One Woman Shop for recently introducing me to the concept of a multi-passionate or multipassionista. In a nutshell, it’s a person who has many different talents and interests and embraces their innate versatility. Being self-employed requires flexibility and willingness to try new things, so I started out in blogging and writing, but have since diversified into other areas. Your ability to evolve will determine whether you remain relevant, and I welcome opportunities to pursue new endeavors.

24. I can determine my schedule—When you work for a company, they determine your schedule. When you work for yourself, you determine your schedule based off of your client needs, family life, and optimum work times.

25. My schedule can vary—Just like I can determine my schedule, I also have the flexibility to accommodate changes in my schedule. My schedule can vary from day to day or week to week, so it is nice to be able to make adjustments as needed.

26. I can determine my workload—Being self-employed, I can decide how much client work I can handle at any given time.  I have worked 40+ hours, and I have worked very part-time depending on what is going on in my life. Right now, I have scaled back to allow me to focus on my current projects more seriously and to assist my kids with their homeschooling.

27. I can create my own workspace— I already mentioned my hatred for fluorescent lights… Well, working from home allows me to create a workspace that works for me.  I normally only work in sunlight instead of artificial lighting. I can pick my furniture, office supplies, set-up, and technology. It has varied over time. Some others who are self-employed may choose to work in locations other than their home office, including outside, beach, hotel room, local coffee shop, or wherever else suits them.

28. I get to work on a computer all day—Let’s be honest, I have never been good at physical work. I have always enjoyed being able to sit at a desk and focus on specific tasks using a computer. Working from home allows me that luxury.

29. I get to listen to music while I work—I am a major music lover.  I like all different types, everything from pop to rock to country to classical. Listening to music allows me to be focused and motivated on the work ahead, whether it’s paid work or house work. I spend at least 95% of a work day with music on, something that may present an issue in a traditional work setting.

30. I can claim office supplies, home office and business expenses—When you are self-employed, you are able to claim related expenses on your federal taxes. Most expenses related to running your business can be claimed. I was even able to claim my home office, which allows me to keep more money in my pocket.

Know someone who’s considering a work-at-home career or who is already a WAHM? Be sure to share this post with them and look for future installments in this fun and informative blog series! :)

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