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    TAKE FIVE: Easy Meals Starting with Frozen Meatballs

    Lorraine of AZ
    Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:40 am
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    Yes, it’s time for ‘Take Five” again. In five recipes we’ll explore convenience foods and convenient items for meal preparation. We’ll explore tilapia and mini-tarts pans, ground beef and grill pans, and more.

    But we’re going to start out with my very favorite convenience food: frozen pre-cooked meatballs! Now it’s true that many folks like to prepare their own meatballs. If you are one of these, go to the search and you’ll find recipes for scratch meatballs galore. Make them up, cook them, and freeze them individually. Now you are ready to try the recipes that call for frozen, pre-cooked meatballs. You’ll also see in the search many recipes using these meatballs; also recipes for gravies/sauces to serve the meatballs in. I love collecting recipes for these little treasures. Already I have too many to fit in just one cookbook. Trying them out is a joy. I hope you’ll find joy ~ or at least some satisfactory gustatory experience ~ in eating these truly convenient little globes.



    Okay, let’s get reacquainted with frozen or scratch pre-cooked meatballs. In the first place they are already cooked. You don’t have to worry about that step of the recipe. All you need to do is cook them long enough to thoroughly reheat. However they do stand up well to all-day cooking in the crockpot.

    Here are some recipes that make excellent use of the meatball. I cheated a bit and instead of 5 I tucked in 7 recipes. Try a couple and be sure to share your favorite meatball recipe so others can try yours, too!

    Karin Calloway's Philly Cheese Meatball Sandwiches ~ A sandwich full of meatballs; how filling can you get?

    Italian Wedding Soup and Mexican Meatball Soup~ Two recipes for meatball soup; one a traditional Italian soup and one with a Mexican accent –both made easier with the use of frozen meatballs

    Italian Wedding Salad and Southwest Meatball Salad ~ Again 2 recipes, this time for meatball salad. Yes, you read that right: salads! –One’s a southwest- flavored salad and the other definitely Italian!

    Chile Verde Meatballs ~ Salsa verde (green sauce) is my favorite southwestern flavor. This easy-to-make recipe has that flavor in spades!

    Meatball Pizza ~ We can’t overlook this jewel of a pizza that will bring everyone to the table!

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    Now it’s your turn. How do you use these convenient little treasures?
    Rita~
    Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:49 pm
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    Sarah_Jayne
    Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:52 pm
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    Two recipes of mine that we enjoy which involve precooked meatballs are:



    Drunken Meatballs (With Crock Pot Instructions)

    and

    Speedy Moroccan Meatballs
    lauralie41
    Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:31 am
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    Caroline Cooks
    Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:18 pm
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    Two of my favorite meatball recipes are Swedish Meatballs With Lingonberry or Cranberry Sauce by French Tart and Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs by KittenCal. I even used KitZ recipe, with her permission, to create a wonderful soup--Parmesan Meatball Soup
    Sharon123
    Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:47 pm
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    Great subject! Meatballs!

    Here's what I usually do with them:
    Marvelous Meatball Subs

    Photo by NCMysteryshopper
    Kittencalskitchen
    Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:59 pm
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    Caroline Cooks wrote:
    Two of my favorite meatball recipes are Swedish Meatballs With Lingonberry or Cranberry Sauce by French Tart and Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs by KittenCal. I even used KitZ recipe, with her permission, to create a wonderful soup--Parmesan Meatball Soup


    hon thank you for mentioning my Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs icon_biggrin.gif...
    and your soup is wonderful!
    lauralie41
    Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:04 am
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    KITTENCAL wrote:
    Caroline Cooks wrote:
    Two of my favorite meatball recipes are Swedish Meatballs With Lingonberry or Cranberry Sauce by French Tart and Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs by KittenCal. I even used KitZ recipe, with her permission, to create a wonderful soup--Parmesan Meatball Soup


    hon thank you for mentioning my Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs icon_biggrin.gif...
    and your soup is wonderful!


    Hey hon!! wave.gif
    Kittencalskitchen
    Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:07 am
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    Lauralie41 wrote:
    KITTENCAL wrote:
    Caroline Cooks wrote:
    Two of my favorite meatball recipes are Swedish Meatballs With Lingonberry or Cranberry Sauce by French Tart and Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs by KittenCal. I even used KitZ recipe, with her permission, to create a wonderful soup--Parmesan Meatball Soup


    hon thank you for mentioning my Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs icon_biggrin.gif...
    and your soup is wonderful!


    Hey hon!! wave.gif


    hi sweets... how is that beautiful baby Braeden doing?
    lauralie41
    Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:47 am
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    KITTENCAL wrote:
    Lauralie41 wrote:
    KITTENCAL wrote:
    Caroline Cooks wrote:
    Two of my favorite meatball recipes are Swedish Meatballs With Lingonberry or Cranberry Sauce by French Tart and Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs by KittenCal. I even used KitZ recipe, with her permission, to create a wonderful soup--Parmesan Meatball Soup


    hon thank you for mentioning my Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs icon_biggrin.gif...
    and your soup is wonderful!


    Hey hon!! wave.gif


    hi sweets... how is that beautiful baby Braeden doing?


    Can you believe 1 year old tomorrow? icon_eek.gif I havent taken any pictures in such a long time, I need to get with the grandma program. icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif Will have some Sunday to share though, so stay tuned! icon_smile.gif

    Sorry for the hijack Lorraine. icon_sad.gif Kitz and I can never not talk about Braeden. icon_smile.gif Back to meatballs!
    Kittencalskitchen
    Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:21 am
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    Lauralie41 wrote:
    KITTENCAL wrote:
    Lauralie41 wrote:
    KITTENCAL wrote:
    Caroline Cooks wrote:
    Two of my favorite meatball recipes are Swedish Meatballs With Lingonberry or Cranberry Sauce by French Tart and Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs by KittenCal. I even used KitZ recipe, with her permission, to create a wonderful soup--Parmesan Meatball Soup


    hon thank you for mentioning my Kittencal's Famous Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs icon_biggrin.gif...
    and your soup is wonderful!


    Hey hon!! wave.gif


    hi sweets... how is that beautiful baby Braeden doing?


    Can you believe 1 year old tomorrow? icon_eek.gif I havent taken any pictures in such a long time, I need to get with the grandma program. icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif Will have some Sunday to share though, so stay tuned! icon_smile.gif

    Sorry for the hijack Lorraine. icon_sad.gif Kitz and I can never not talk about Braeden. icon_smile.gif Back to meatballs!


    okay send them to me hon! icon_biggrin.gif
    lauralie41
    Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:28 am
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    Will do sweetie, you wont believe how big Braeden is. icon_smile.gif
    lauralie41
    Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:38 am
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    Bergy
    Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:24 pm
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    Sometimes it is so wonderful to get help (ready made)
    Well done - Good ideas
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