I could have made up a cool story here about how I pull out all of the stops when guests come over: fresh (hand picked green salad); slow roasted lamb; creme brulee ... but, I figured I'd go with the truthful angle! So here it is, get out your pen to take notes on these complicated ingredients.
This is the Costco brand of meatballs and they are the BEST ... once I discovered these, I never made homemade ones again. I have 1.5 packages of these in my freezer right now.
I use the basic Prego sauce, also purchased at Costo. No need for expensive sauce. I have 5 of these in my pantry.
Hoagie buns, again purchased at Costco (are you seeing a trend here?). Yes, I adore Costco ... I was actually there today.
Yep, this is it: Meatball Sandwiches. For large groups, I always make these (and people seem to love them). Simple, but tasty.
I line my crockpot (the crockpot liners are a MUST) earlier in the day, add meatballs and sauce and let them cook on low. Right before it's time to eat, I toast the hoagie buns in the oven and then the line of peeps is formed and everyone makes their own sandwiches. Always a hit (and more often than not, served with a little vino).