Monday, June 2, 2014

Meatball Subs and my Retro Hot Dog Dishes

As I was putting away some outdoor dishes, I ran across these in the rarely-access cabinet. Totally forgot about the hot dog plates my little brother and I loved SO much as kids. My parents had given them to me years ago and I put them away in a safe place, not to be seen again for years. haha! Aren't they so retro and so completely awesome? Can't wait to use them for the girl's dinner tonight. Any guesses as to what I'm gonna put in 'em? Hint: they're not hot dogs.


Ok, did you guess meatball subs? If you did, you are right!! Been meaning to try out "Mr. Glen's Meatballs". lol!! The girls loved them so much when we made them along w/ his world-famous homemade pasta for us one night. He was so sweet to share the recipe with me and now I'll share it with you: Alton' Brown's Baked Meatballs Recipe.

I decided to take it a different direction and stuck 'em on some hot dog buns left over from an impromptu cookout w/ the hubby's brother and his boys last night. Thought the girls might like them. I made the meatballs per the recipe and then heated them up with some spaghetti sauce (Bertolli's Organic Olive Oil and Basil spaghetti sauce). I cut up the meatballs for easier eating and then topped them off with some shredded cheese.


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Here's tonight's dinner, served with Friday's Deep Fried Green Beans from the freezer case (sorry, they count as a green veggie on "try something new night" ie, serve something new along with something beloved. :)

In this dinner:

  1. Meatball Subs topped with Bertolli's Organic Olive Oil and Basil spaghetti sauce and shredded mexican cheese
  2. Friday's Deep-fried green beans w/ ranch dressing
  3. Canned Carrots
  4. Grapes for Little Sis and watermelon for Big Sis


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Took a pic before I finished them off in the toaster oven for about 3 mins at 350. The hubby and I had some as well. YUM!


Little Sis had gobbled hers up before I could even snap up a pic! Big Sis still had some left, but eventually finished hers off as well. :) Yippeee!!!

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