Thursday, February 26, 2009

What's Cookin' - One More Time

Can I try this one more time?

You probably don't visit my blog to hear me whine.

I apologize for my weepiness yesterday . . . and for robbing you of the chance to cook and dance with me. How selfish.

I've decided to temporarily change my alter ego. Sasha Fierce is great and all, but she just doesn't feel like "me" these past few days.

I've decided to go with Britney Spears. She can dance almost as well as Sasha, but she has that stroke of "crazy" that seems more appropriate for my mood right now. I needed someone a little more mentally unstable. You know, one minute she's fine, the next minute she's beating a car with an umbrella and shaving her head bald. That's the kind of crazy I'm feeling right now.

So blast a little old school Britney and cook with me.

Lisa's Famous Meatballs

1-1/2 lbs. ground beef

1 small onion, diced

2 clove garlic, minced

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup dry Italian style bread crumbs

1/4 t oregano

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup snipped parsley

2 teaspoons oil

Mix together all ingredients except oil. For mixture into balls. Heat oil and brown meatballs.

Take 2 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce (gasp, don't tell my mom) and place in your slow cooker. Before we were broke and unemployed, I used Classico Four Cheese. I may need to switch to Ragu, but don't you feel sorry for me cause I'm not crying today!!!! Add a can of diced tomatoes and your meatballs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. No one will ever know the sauce is not homemade. The meatballs give it such great flavor.

Serve with some fresh grated Parmesan, spaghetti, and garlic bread.



OhioFamOf4 said...

The world really must be coming to an end if you have to start using Ragu. I shudder to think what would happen if you had to use Kroger brand. :0) See, I'm feeling a little Britney-crazy and sassy myself today, lol.

We've always used Ragu and I didn't know what I was missing until we had dinner at a friend's and she used Barilla.

Kate said...

LOL... Kroger brand is 10/$10.. for only $1 you can enjoy pasta sauce with the KROGER MEATBALL RECIPE... i mean Lisa's famous meatball recipe. LOL

my stay-at-home-momma drama said...

Ok, OK - so my famous meatball recipe came off the Kroger spaghetti box. It is still delicious. I added the onion to the recipe so I can technically call it my own. You give away all my secrets Katie!

The High Family said...

these sound YUM!

Oh if you could have only seen Ryan busting a move to Britney...I swear you would have peed your me. ;)

Hope you are having a fantastic day of positive thoughts!

Positively Creative! said...

You are SO FUNNY....I would have never known...if it means anything! I love meatballs....I will try this tonight..I promise not to look on the back of the box!LOL!

Amanda said...

I've been meaning to stop by since The Post, but I just didn't know what to say.
But now? I do...
I LURVE MEATBALLS. And I equally love recipes that require the use of my crockpot. So, tomorrow night when I make this I'll be thinking of your family :-)
P.S. - I think I might also add some Red Pepper Flakes and a little Green Bell Pepper.

Mary said...

Classico four cheese is also my favorite - why slave over a hot stove when the kind people at Classico have already done that for me? :)

I'm surprised Obama didn't throw in a little spaghetti sauce subsidy into the pork barrel, while he was on a roll and all.

I swear, someday I'll cook again.
Glad you're having a better day.

Jillene said...

This is recipe rocks!! It entails some of my favorites----spaghetti, meatballs and the crock pot!! YIPPEE!! I will be making this FOR SURE!!