The Holiday Season, believe it or not, is already in full swing. Many of us will be hosting open-house parties to celebrate the festive season all the way through New Year’s, and are already adding save-the-dates to our planners. I always welcome this time of year, as it provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with family and a reason to get together with friends, catching up on stories from the past year while indulging in great meals and favorite recipes.
To me, cooking with friends and family represents a true part of what the holidays mean, and it always ends up being a large part of how we spend our time – laughing and joking as we dice and sauté our way towards a meal. As a Baby Boomer, I’ve certainly done my share of cooking over the years. I still love to try new recipes as well as cook up our favorite “go to” dishes. The Holiday cooking season also makes it enjoyable and a festive time to pass on cooking skills to my daughters. Whenever I offer to bring “a little something” to a party, it’s usually an appetizer or a dessert ~ my specialties.
In recognition of this important season, Heinz and Ocean Spray have teamed up to make a great, easy recipe. Their Ultimate Party Meatball recipe comes together with two steps and only three ingredients, perfect for a quick party appetizer or to throw together when unexpected guests show up on your doorstep.
Ultimate Party Meatballs
1 14-ounce can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1 12-ounce bottle Heinz® Chili Sauce
1 2-pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs
Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
Makes 30 appetizer servings.
Slow cooker Preparation: Place meatballs in a slow cooker. Combine sauces and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH.
Heinz and Ocean Spray have also created the Ultimate Party Meatballs website http://www.ultimatepartymeatballs.com filled with additional recipes, entertaining tips, and a sweepstakes with a grand prize of $3,000 to throw the ultimate party.
Whether you’re a seasoned cook, or just starting out in the kitchen, visit Ultimate Party Meatballs at http://www.ultimatepartymeatballs.com/ today for some great ideas and prizes!