Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pioneer Woman Saves Dinner

I had one pound of beef kickin' around in the freezer from my last meat order and not a whole lot else for accouterments. I thought this might be a good time to seek out Pioneer Woman's collection of country fare, and boy am I glad I did: BBQ Meatballs. Yum. Meat? Check. Onions? Check. Oatmeal? Check. Sauce is a basic ketchup and vinegar based concoction.

Check these saucy babies out:

OK, so not the roundest meatball, but luckily shape does effect it's taste. These are something you will either love or hate. Do you like those cocktail party meats that come in a crock-pot with some sort of jelly ridden sauce? If yes, then you must try these meatballs. Both my kids have declared them delicious, and that my friends is a VERY special thing. I am following Pioneer Woman's suggestion of pairing them with mashed potatoes. Dinner is going to be good tonight.....better call hubby to pick up some (more) beer. I am thinking it may be another half Woodchuck Hard Cider, half Sam Adams kind of night. Anyone else enjoy this cider/ale combination?

(For the BBQ Meatballs recipe visit site, head to cooking section and it will be found under "beef". This Mac is not allowing me to paste the link, seems as though Erin may need to give me some operational pointers.)


Annie's Granny said...

Hmmmm.....I have a big bag of frozen meatballs from Costco. I know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow night!

Kelly said...

You go Granny!

Thomas said...

I will admit, I like Costco's meatballs too. :)

Those look mighty tasty Kel. I've never heard of pioneer woman. I'll have to check her out. Oatmeal??? That's more nutritious then white bread I supposed.

Marc and I have been talking seriously about participating in a meat CSA. We watched the documentary Food Inc. the other night and it just reminded us of how awful mass produced meat can be.

Kelly said...

Thomas- I had never used oatmeal before either, but it was not an obvious addition once cooked. I love Pioneer Woman's site, she always makes me laugh, and sometime makes me cry!

Have you talked with the CSA people at all yet?