Titch, I raised my great nephew off and on from a young age and had him permanently from the age of 14. He just turned 21. His parents were abusive and his grandmother pretty much the same way. The greatest gift I got was when this young man turned 21 last month he told me "I am so much stronger because I had you guys in my life." I'm so proud of who he has become despite the awful things that happened to him before he came to live with us. Always stay proud of who you have become.Absentee. As sad as this may sound, not everything in life can be rosy and I feel I am a stronger person today because of my past.
I think we may have to have a Croatian family gathering...lolUtah, Croatian also ! I'm at 20something %.
I'll try to find the family Croatian meatball recipe for you. Caraway seeds are the predominant spice. You fry them so they are hard on the outside but very soft on the inside. - so it is the opposite of the family Swedish meatball recipe which really Prides itself its softness and neutral taste.