Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Crockpot 101

I love my crockpot. I think it is Rad that I can prep dinner in the early afternoons or at nap time. Everyone knows that the after school hours are Hectic! I use it about 3 times a week.

My new thing is Meatballs! I never thought about doing meatballs at dinner but it has been a fantastic find for me!
You can get them for 4.98 a bag at Walmart. I add a different sauce each time. Monday I did meatballs, 1 jar sauce (1.00 at Walmart) fresh garlic and 1 onion diced. Made the noodles (only 78 cents at Walmart) then the left overs I mixed and put into a 9x13 added another jar of sauce and 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup cheese mixed it and then added cheese on top and waited for the next night to bake it! I love the fact I made dinner the night before !!

I know you can purchase meatballs at Costco ,I just haven't yet. I heard they are really good.

Here are a few easy meatball dinners that we make here. I know people that add grated carrot, mushrooms, olives to the sauces.

Meatballs, BBQ sauce, onion and green peppers cook and serve on Hoggie rolls

Meatballs, Sweet and sour sauce 1 can pineapple ( the kids favorite!)

I just picked up a Caribbean jerk sauce from Deals Only. I think that will be good with pineapple.
Anyways, I am not a gourmet cook...just a mom looking at ways to cut corners.