Connie’s Swedish Meatballs


My family of 10 loves Swedish meatballs! They are the ultimate comfort food when served over a big helping of mashed potatoes and smothered in gravy! YUM! Swedish Meatballs Yield - 10 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 25 minutes Ingredients 2 lbs. ground beef 2 Tbsp. oil 1 egg 2 cans cream of mushroom soup (or make your own cream of … [Read more...]

Connie’s Pizza For 10

My family loves pizza night because everyone gets to pitch in and make the pizza just like they want them! I love pizza night because this recipe is so quick we can make our own pizzas by the time any pizzas would be delivered and we have tons of fun doing it! Our family of 10 will eat two of these large pizzas for under $10 total! Here is the recipe for one large … [Read more...]

Connie’s Vegetarian (or not) Chili Pie


We are generally carnivores in the Smockity family, but this is a hearty vegetarian dish my family of 10 loves. It is comforting and filling with just the right touch of spicy for a cool fall evening. Sometimes we throw caution to the wind and add a pound of browned ground beef (as we did in the photo), but it is totally optional, because it is perfectly delicious without … [Read more...]

Connie’s Mexican Mess


My family of 10 LOVES this meal! Since it serves 12 or so, it is perfect for large families or for serving to company. I got this recipe from my mother-in-law more than 25 years ago and have been serving it ever since. I have seen similar dishes called "Mexican Stack" or "Taco Salad" but she called it "Mexican Mess" and so do we. One of the great things about this dish is … [Read more...]

Connie’s Chicken Spaghetti


I'd like to take a second and introduce you to Connie from Smockity Frocks!  Every 2 weeks, she'll be sharing how she feeds her family of 10 on a budget!  First up... This Chicken Spaghetti is a real crowd pleaser! When I make this meal, I cook and debone a whole chicken. This provides me with plenty of meat to make 2 huge casseroles, so I can make one to eat and one in a … [Read more...]