Remember my Mission? Well, here is what I came up with dinner for the first night.
I two packages of meatballs, including an open package from Ikea, in my freezer. This was my starting point. So I rummaged around in my fridge looking for something to make sauce with. I have heard of people making meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce, but I didn't have any chili sauce. But I did have three open bottles of bbq sauce. I also had an open jar of lingonberry preserves. Yes, I did it.
I dumped the frozen meatballs in my crockpot. In went the bbq sauce, lingonberry preserves, plus a healthy dash of hot sauce and minced onion. I left it on low for a few hours and served them with cheesy mashed potatoes and leftover corn casserole.
Now it wasn't a gourmet meal, but it wasn't horrible either. The meatballs were a bit on the greasy side, but that wasn't a fault of the the recipe. I didn't tell my hubby what the ingredients were (he usually is really picky about what I make) and he didn't complain at all. My favorite meatball recipe is this one, unfortunately what I threw together doesn't even come close. Nevertheless, it was inexpensive, took little effort, and helped me along on my mission of cleaning out the freezer!