Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Making It Special...

We didn't celebrate Valentine's Day on Sunday...
I was feeling a little sad about that so I decided to make dinner a little special on Monday.




I made Spaghetti and Stuffed Meatballs with Garlic Bread.

I cooked this simple sauce all day in the slow cooker,

along with meatballs, stuffed with mozzarella cheese.

I did not use a recipe for the meatballs.
I used one pound of ground chuck from the butcher,
I grated the onion and garlic and added olive oil because I did not have any milk.
Fresh basil, a bit of Italian seasonings, two eggs and seasoned breadcrumbs.

Making a "dent" in the meatball provides a great way to stuff them with the fresh mozzarella
I had picked up at the butcher. 
They make it there.

I did not precook them, they cooked in the sauce all day and were especially delicious.

We ate about half of the meatballs on Monday...

Tuesday I made open faced Meatball Parmesan Sandwiches...

day two was way better and a lot easier!!

27 comments:

  1. Good morning, Debbie! Your meal looks delicious. I love the spaghetti and the meatball sandwich. YUM! I hope all is well now, take care. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Great menu to celebrate any day Debbie. It looks delicious !!
    Besos.

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  3. Oh he is a lucky guy:) but you are lucky too. You already know this. Beautiful and delicious. Hug B

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  4. I LOVE meatball sandwiches, and that one looks fantastic. I cook meatballs in sauce as well, and I used to get a lot of flack from people who baked them first. It's nice to see someone else does it too.

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  5. Can I just say I loved what you posted yesterday ...

    Your meal looks very tasty and your table laid up like that is just perfect.

    Take Care my blogging friend

    All the best Jan

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  6. A sweet setting for a special dinner. I want to try the open faced Parmesan sandwiches. Looks so delicious.

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  7. Looks delish! Yum. You guys are too cute.

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  8. Beautiful, sweet Debbie. You're such an awesome cook; just one of your amazing talents. :)

    xoxo

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  9. Oh yummy Debbie. I just love the way you cook. Those sandwiches look awesome too. I love meals that I can use in different ways.
    Your table looks lovely too. I cooked for Valentines day, but our Valentines day is this weekend, when finally we get to get away and be just us. :)

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  10. Oh yum! Can't wait to make this and I always love to see what delectable delights you will be sharing. Your Valentine's table is so very pretty.

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  11. Oh yum! Can't wait to make this and I always love to see what delectable delights you will be sharing. Your Valentine's table is so very pretty.

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  12. You create a loving atmosphere with your meals and decorations, Debbie. Love it! The food looks yummy. I'm going to show Larry the sauce recipe. He has become the main cook. :-)

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  13. What's for dinner at house tonight? Oh goodness I want what you had! What a sweet idea, and in truth, you and your hubby have Valentine's everyday of the year if you ask me. :)

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  14. Your photos of this special dinner are AMAZING!!!!

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  15. Oh wow that sure does look delicious! I use our left over meatballs the exact same way you do... My husband loves those sandwiches

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  16. Hi Debbie! Looks yummy! The hubby and I don't go out on Valentine's Day. We do something the day before or the day after. Why fight the crowds and the jacked up prices.

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  17. You made me hungry, and it's a while til lunch. Bummer.

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  18. I like the idea of making my own marinara sauce, there is so much added things in the sauces you buy in the store, and I love that you can get two different meals out of one cooking!! Thanks for sharing, and your table setting was lovely too!

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  19. Looks delicious! The only thing we had for Valentine's Day was strawberry cupcakes! They were simple and good!

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  20. I loved your table setting for a Valentine Dinner; you are fun and creative. Of course, your dinner looked so delicious and your leftovers made my mouth water.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  21. This looks so good. My hubs can't have dairy or eggs, though.
    We had leftovers for Feb 14th. At our age... :-)

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