Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mini Bites for Sports Fans of All Kinds

...Or hungry book club friends!

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...
Not the weather for a gratuitous grocery store run.  Time for some serious pantry/freezer magic.

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
  • mini-pitas

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!

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