I made meatballs last week and froze them, planning ahead for once. I chose to make them from ground turkey, using a simple meatloaf recipe. After forming them into balls, I individually froze them on a cookie sheet before placing them in a Ziploc bag. You could also choose to buy already prepared and frozen meatballs.
After thawing the meatballs today, I rolled them in flour (I used rice flour since I have to choose gluten free). Then I placed them in a hot skillet with a little oil. To the pan, I added one cup sliced carrots and one sliced red bell pepper. After the meatballs were browned on all sides, I added one cup of pineapple tidbits plus some of the juice, a cup of chicken broth (left over from making the tomato soup), a cup of the tomato puree (set aside before making the tomato soup), and half a cup of my favorite BBQ sauce. Simmer until most of the liquid is evaporated. Serve over rice, and another easy dinner is served.
With the leftover rice and pineapple tidbits, I made a tasty after dinner treat. I also added the rest of the can of evaporated milk from when I made the tomato soup, some fresh blackberries we picked up the other day, and agave nectar; and a simple dessert was born.
|A friend joined us for dinner.|