Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Easy Meatballs

O.K. folks, these are my super- easy -look- like -you -took- all- day- meatballs. I've used these in a meatball buffet when Kelsey was baptized. Whenever I'm entertaining for a crowd, I write down the entire menu, from drinks to dessert. This helps me to remember everything when it comes time to serve.

Cranberry Meatballs
1/2 package of frozen meatballs from Costco (Italian Style)
1 jar of "Homemade" brand chili sauce. This can be found by the ketchup, it's in a glass bottle which is kinda in the shape of an apple. It distinctly says Homemade on the lid.
1 can of jellied cranberry sauce.

You put the chili sauce and cranberry sauce in a crockpot and stir it up. Double the sauce if you're serving it with rice. Then add the meatballs. Cover and cook 4-6 hours or until hot. Stir before serving. Can serve with rice or use as an appetizer.

Swedish Meatballs
1/2 package frozen meatballs from Costco (Italian Style)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can sliced mushrooms in water
milk to thin

Again, mix the sauce up in the crockpot. Use the mushroom water too, it has lots of flavor. Add the meatballs and heat through till hot, 4-6 hours in the crockpot. Stir before serving. Definately good with rice. This is my signature dish whenever I have to bring dinner to someone. I bring them my little crockpot filled with these meatballs, my rice cooker full of hot steamed rice and a salad or green peas. Usually it's cupcakes for dessert. Everyone always wants the recipe. Gotta love that!

Oriental meatballs
1/2 package of those Costco meatballs
Yoshida sauce to fill the crockpot 2/3 full.

Add the meatballs FIRST, then put the Yoshida sauce in. Heat and serve with rice.

Well, I hope these recipes keep you on the "ball" ha, ha, ha!