Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another Quick-n-Easy

I know, I know. I am getting lazy? When it is hot and humid as it has been here, kinda saps me. I look for what I can find that is quick and easy to throw on the table to satisfy the hungry horde at this house.

For those of you who may be new here, I live in an extended family situation. My DS and I live with my parents. My oldest brother lives just down the street and my neice and her 2 sons live across town (about 5 blocks or so). So instead of having 4 people at a meal, we may have as meany as 8. So even if I try to plan a night for leftovers, a lot of times that does not happen. But I would not have it any other way, I love my family!

Anyway, it was like 97F here yesterday and I was not wanting to cook something after working all day, getting off at 6 PM.

So I rummaged around and here is what I came up with.

Quick-N-Easy Sweet-N-Sour Meatballs
Serves 4-5

There are entirely too many hypens in that name!

1 package (1 pound) frozen meatballs
1 jar sweet-n-sour sauce
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and cut in large dice
1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut into large dice
1 can water chestnuts, drained
1 (8 oz) can tidbit pineapple, drained

Bung all of the above ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours, low for 4 hours. Or you can do it in a skillet on top of the stove, just cook your meatballs with onions and peppers first, then throw in the rest of ingredients and simmer over low until good and hot. Serve over rice. I did mine in the slow cooker, threw it in a 4 pm. I did brown my pepper and onion a bit in a skillet before putting it in with the rest.


This was pretty good, for being a throw-together quickie! You can add any manner of vegs that you like, I think mushrooms would be good here, too.

I am having a terrible time with my photos here lately! Blogger had an internal error and photobucket never works any more! Agh! any suggestions?

Wouldn't you know, after I had already threw this in to cook, about 5:30 my gentleman friend called and wanted to know did I want him to bring pizza over! I had to tell him no, I am already cooking something, sorry! Maybe next time!


Sue said...

Raquel, a nice quick and easy dish to throw together when we are pushed for time.
Try putting your pics on your computer and uploading them from blogger.

Jan said...

Quick and easy dish Raquel!
Hope you get the photo thingy working.

Marie said...

I love sweet and sour meatballs! My ex mother in law made delicious ones. Have you ever tried making them using sausage meat? They are fantastic! You just roll sausage meat into balls. TO DIE FOR!