Last time we were in town, I bought a bag of frozen meatballs. Because, you know, easy dinner. That's a Plus. The one and only time I ever tried to make meatballs was a total failure that ended up being a yummy ground beef dish (but not meatballs).
I started with this recipe that I found on Pinterest that called for mixing barbecue sauce with pineapple. Well, a lot of times, that's all I need, an idea - a starting point.
So I grabbed out the barbecue sauce, a can of pineapple tidbits, the last small piece of green pepper we had, the partial onion from the fridge. Threw all that together, onto the stove in a pan, and added the meatballs. As I let it simmer, I checked the flavors and added some of the pineapple liquid to it. I made rice with some green pepper, using chicken broth as the liquid.
Jeff loved it! For myself, I would make some tweeks. I would probably start with a tomato sauce base and get to Hawaiian barbecue from there. Plus I would add in large chunks of pepper and onion, instead of the little bitty pieces I cut. That way there would maybe be some crunch to the dish. Plus, I don't think the rice was right. Maybe it was the time where I really should have just used water to make the rice.
But even though it wasn't all that I had dreamed of (because I had been thinking about that recipe for a week or two), Jeff loved it and I will make it again, with the tweeks.
What's been on your menu lately?