Saturday, August 15, 2009

Meatball Subs

It's 70 degrees today and raining....and it's August 15th! What's going on here? It was the perfect day to make an easy favorite...meatball subs. Nothing fancy, but they are mouthwatering.

Rolls or buns (I love these soft tear-shaped rolls from Sam's Club)
Frozen Italian Meatballs (again...freezer section at Sam's)
Shredded mozarella and cheddar cheese
1 can or bottle favorite spaghetti sauce (I use Hunts Traditional from the can)

Brown desired amount of meatballs in a frying pan. Transfer to a crockpot and pour spaghetti sauce over the top. Cook on low for about an hour and then turn to warm until you are ready to eat. Slice buns and toast in a 400 degree oven for about 2-3 minutes. Place 4 meatballs and desired amount of sauce on buns. Cover with cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted and bubbly and edges of bread start to brown.

Cheesy Chicken Dip

I made this dip for girls night out last week. This recipe is great if you have some leftover chicken from another recipe. I used rotisserie chicken from Sams Club.

1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1 1/2 c. salsa, divided
1 or 2 cups shredded chicken breast
1 or 2 cups Mexican blend cheese (cheddar and jack)

Soften cream cheese and blend with 1/2 cup of the salsa. Spread in the bottom of a pie plate or small square casserole dish. Spread remaining 1 cup salsa over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Spread chicken all over the top and then the cheese. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips, Frito's Scoops or any type of corn chip.

Fudgy Brownie Bites

These brownie bites are so easy to make. The texture is smoother and more spongy than a regular brownie, but they are still delicious.

1 small box chocolate pudding
2 cups milk
1 chocolate cake mix
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix the pudding and milk in a mixing bowl. Stir and allow to sit until thickened. Stir in dry cake mix and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour in a greased 13x9 pan and bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes or until center is set.