The Importance of Planning Ahead..Open Faced Meatball Sandwiches

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!

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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.

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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!

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