Lazy? Well, I might be a little when it comes to cooking during the week. I don’t get home from work until about 7 most nights, and the last thing I want to do is cook and clean. And since it’s just me and my dog, no one is complaining if I make toast or popcorn for dinner.
This week, however, the fine folks at Johnsonville saved me from my sometimes questionable dinner choices, and I got four different delicious dishes out of the same basic meatballs.
Because I’m an AllRecipes AllStar, they sent us coupons to try their Italian sausage. I chose Mild Italian, which I found was really the perfect amount of spice (I’m a spice wimp). I started out by making this quick recipe for meatballs. Formed quickly, baked quickly, they were ready for action.
I turned them into a lovely meatballs slider on a pretzel bun, and they were an excellent substitute for ground beef. It was a little spicier than a beef meatball and was great with some cheese and sauce.
They also became a topping for a homemade pizza, and the filling for a delicious calzone. Every version of these were delicious and each recipe was simple and quick. So this little exercise kept me from the toaster oven for a whole week, and I didn’t even have to do much cooking or cleaning. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more of these multipurpose recipes, but this one is a keeper for sure.
On second thought, I’ll revise my “lazy” statement and call it efficient instead