Back to school time! The days are crazy busy, starting at 5 am every day and ending with us all finally, happily collapsing into our beds late every night. Somewhere along the way I drive a carpool for about 24 miles daily, create three yummy meals for three hungry men, make it on time to soccer and after school activities, all while making sure everyone’s homework is done and teeth are always brushed.
It’s a tough job, and someone’s got to do it, and no one else is going to take care of my three men like I am so I’m doing it!
These men I love deserve delicious dinners every day, and so do I. I also deserve a bit of a break, so I want meals that are quick, easy, and delicious (and still made in my kitchen). Here is my favorite tip for other moms who also want to provide their families a variety of delicious dinners that don’t take too long…keep Johnsonville® Italian Style meatballs in your freezer and heat them up for quick weeknight meals that are hearty and happy-making, like…
Cut a few small bread loaves in half (we love to use pretzel bread or Italian bread) and add Johnsonville® Italian Style meatballs cooked in marinara sauce to one half, and sprinkle liberally with shredded parmesan cheese…yummy!
We thread delicious, stovetop cooked Johnsonville® Italian Style meatballs with ciliegine mozzarella balls and grape tomatoes onto wooden skewers. It’s a fun way to enjoy dinner and perfect when surprise company or the kids’ friends pop over too!
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Of course! Because what’s spaghetti without meatballs? While the Johnsonville® Italian Style meatballs and spaghetti are cooking, you can help the kids with their homework and when they are done, everyone’s favorite slurpable pasta dish is ready for a family dinner.
There is no reason that parents can’t have an amazing dinner on the table for their family every night, without too much time or work. School night? Early start at work the next day? No problem, there is time to get homework done, and plenty of sleep, as long as your fridge and pantry are stocked with the basics, like Johnsonville® Italian Style meatballs, cheese, spaghetti, and bread.
Johnsonville® Italian Style meatballs are made with premium cuts of meat, and no artificial flavors, colors, or MSG. They would even be a perfect addition to soups and salads! Johnsonville® Meatballs can be found in the frozen aisle. Their package is resealable so you just have to count out how many you need to cook up, and store the rest back away in the freezer for the next day!