Tuesday, September 20, 2011

tasty tuesday - the meatball

this weekend i have left the schedule open. there are so many things that i need to get done still and i'm hoping to get a few more check marks on my to-do list.

one of the things i am planning on doing this weekend is make meatballs for in the freezer. i am going to pick up a bunch of ground meat and mix up a big batch of meatballs to freeze raw. that way when i want to use them i can just brown them in the frying pan (or not) and throw some sauce on and they're good to go.
i thought about cooking them and then freezing them, but i like being able to pick what kind of meatballs i want depending on what i feel like that day.
and lets face it.... no matter how lazy/exhausted i am i can manage to throw a bag of frozen meatballs in the slow cooker and dump on some sauce. then all i need to do is throw some rice in the rice cooker with some veggies in the steamer...
dinner is served.

its pretty easy. and literally ZERO work. i'm pretty sure i could even direct fernando how to do this without any major issues.

i might get lazy and make a couple meatloafs to freeze as well (if i get tired of rolling meatballs) because they're super easy to freeze and then just throw in the oven. throw a couple of potatoes in the oven with it while its baking and then all i need to worry about it a veggie of some sort. again... something i think no matter how rough things get, we should be able to handle.

i just love how versatile meatballs are.
you can make so many different kinds of meals with them just depending on what kind of sauce you put on them.
i'm a big fan of sweet and sour meatballs (with a dark brown homemade sweet and sour sauce), creamy mushroom meatballs (we all have fallen victim to a can of mushroom soup at some point in our lives) or tomato sauce with lots of basil oregano and garlic cooked with shredded cabbage in it so it tastes almost like cabbage rolls.
sometimes i add bbq sauce and just let them simmer in the slow cooker low and slow...
SOOOO many options!

what's your favorite meatball?

1 comment:

The Tompkins Family said...

Mmm...meatballs. I'm making them on Thursday night for some meatball marinara subs! My fav as of late are mozza stuffed ones. But I love the sweet and sour ones (dark brown as well, wonder if we have similar recipes?!).