Thursday, January 3, 2013

easy dinner night…

It’s Thursday, I didn’t know what to make for dinner and I didn’t have anything defrosted.

I stopped in our local grocery store and picked up a tray of hamburger and as I’m standing in line… like forever… it’s Pau Hana time people, everyone is shopping for their dinner and they only have two registers open?! Well, thank goodness for the wait because I picked up some random magazine that had a picture of a plate of spaghetti on the cover with the caption best sauce ever.

Well of course I had to pick it up and start reading. I glanced at the recipe briefly and then of course it was my turn and I had to either buy the magazine or put it down. Well, being cheap… mean frugal I put the magazine down, checked out and went home hoping I’d remember the recipe.

Well, I didn’t. All I could remember was carrots, onions, cinnamon and nutmeg. I figured I’d wing it.

I mixed my hamburger with half a packet of Italian dressing powder, a little bit of ketchup,about a teaspoon of crushed garlic, a couple of dashes of worcestershire sauce and by a couple I mean about 10, a few dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg and about a half a package of crushed up butter crackers. I made them into little meatballs and fried them up. After they browned up on all sides I took them out of the pan and drained most of the oil. Then I added one large can of spaghetti sauce, no homemade for me tonight I’m trying to rush. I put one bay leaf and then the meatballs back in to simmer all together.

I made a package of spiral egg noodles just cause they’re fun shaped. At the very end I sprinkled a lot of parmesan cheese over the sauce. Put it all together and sprinkle a bit more cheese, cause well I think everything is better with lots of cheese.


I really enjoyed the taste and so did this lil guy!

meatballs 1

Now the hubby is on his way home, lets hope he likes it too!


Jessica said...

Ooh, I like the idea of Italian dressing mix in meatballs. It seems so obvious but I never would have thought of that. It looks good: spaghetti (or whatever other pasta I have in the cupboard) and meatballs is a favorite around here.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

That look so good! Sometimes easy is every bit as perfect as complicated! Angie xo

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