Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Practice Hospitality, Week 3: Recipes

Over at Southern Fried Dreams it is "Week 3 of Practice Hospitality! This week we are sharing our favorite recipe for blessing others. What is your go-to recipe for gatherings?"

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.

Add some mozzarella cheese ... and it completes the sandwich.

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).



  1. YUM. Can't remember the last time I had a meatball sandwich, but they are good! It's one of those things I've never really thought about making at home!! hahahah! Usually when I have meatballs around, they're going to become sweet & sour haha!

    Love it!

  2. YUM! I love how you give away your secret! It doesn't have to be elaborate or from scratch to be fabulous! Thanks for practicing hospitality with me!!!