I officially went back to work yesterday! While I only work part time, my days are A LOT shorter now. Things that I got done during the summer in the mornings are now having to wait until late afternoon or night. It always takes me a few weeks to get used to my new schedule.
Today when I got home I was/am TIRED! Tired like delirious tired! Cooking dinner was the LAST thing that I wanted to do. So I brainstormed about the quickest, easiest dinner possible and I came up with this gem. Kroger had this frozen french bread in the freezer section on Sunday for $1.30 (I bought 3!) ! I combined that with some homemade meatballs that I made extra a few weeks ago and put in the freezer and an “enhanced” jar of spaghetti sauce and dinner was done!
What is “enhanced” spaghetti sauce? Simply put, I saute some onion and garlic in the sauce pan and then add the jarred sauce. If I have basil in the garden I’ll add that too. You can add anything you like…bell peppers, mushrooms, oregano, dried Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese…whatever you have on hand. I added the frozen meatballs to the sauce and slow simmered for about an hour. The meatballs helped flavor the sauce as well.
When meatballs are cooked through, cook the french bread according to package. Top with Meatball and Sauce Mixture with some Parmesan Cheese and dinner is done!
Simple…CHEAP (Fed the 5 of us for like $6 WITH LEFTOVERS FOR TOMORROW!!!) …and PERFECT FOR THOSE NIGHTS WHEN DINNER IS THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO!