Book club was in 2 hours and I was not in the mood to go to the grocery store - The weather here has been less than lovely - Cold, rainy, sleety, snowy.
|And by not lovely - I mean this...|
A quick look in the freezer gave me an idea: Mini Meatball subs!
I had all I needed:
- Frozen small meatballs
- Jarred spaghetti sauce
- fresh basil
- Sliced cheese - I used monterey jack
Step One: Split the mini-pitas and stuff with a small triangle of the cheese of your choice.
Step Two: Heat the meatballs in a saucepan in a small amount of sauce - just enough to cover them about half way up. You don't want them to be too saucy or the bread will get soggy.
Step Three: Scoop one meatball and a little bit of sauce into each pita half with the cheese and arrange in an oven-proof casserole dish.
Step Four: Cut basil leaves into small pieces (I cut them in halves or quarters) and stuff into the pita next to the meatball.
Step Five: Sprinkle lightly with grated parmesan.
Step Six: Bake in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the mini-subs are heated through.
Easy, right? And sooo yummy!
Not gourmet - but don't you know they sure disappear!
And that is what we, who love to cook for others, really want in the end!
Stay warm out there everyone!