Well, you got 23 days of blogging out of me for December, and that’s:
So, the holidaze were just that, and although I avoided the stomach flu this year, I was brought down by some other special plague, a truly horrid cold that left me zombie-like, but I naturally pushed through and burned the candle at both ends, clearly prolonging my misery. Today is the first day I feel like I’ve returned to the land of the living, and I was getting sick on the 23! That’s 8 days of awful. Is it possible that I would rather have the stomach flu?
Well, nothing like a little barf talk to ring in the New Year, and guaranteed not to make you barf (unless you eat nearly a CrockPot full of them…), are these 6 fabulous recipes for balls brought to you by some pretty awesome bloggers! I think we can all agree that meatballs are an easy go-to appetizer, and if you’re running short on time this evening, there’s always a CrockPot full of previously frozen balls in a vat of bbq sauce. You’re welcome.
Also, today I’m skipping the ingredients and sending you right on over to the bloggers for the recipes, so be sure to click the links.
Meatball 1: African Spiced Bison Meatballs with Cilantro Chutney and Tamarind Dip
Wow, Chrissy, that’s a mouthful. Coming to you from The Hungary Buddha Eats the World, is my Blog Wife, Chrissy (our anniversary is on January 20th), with a meatball recipe I’m sure never to recreate, unless it’s in her kitchen and I’ve polished off an entire bottle of wine. But seriously, they look awesome, and I think I tried the cilantro chutney once, although, yeah, I was likely drunk.
Go see Chrissy at the Hungary Buddha for the recipe for these African Spiced Bison Meatballs with Cilantro Chutney and Tamarind Dip.
Meatball 2: Crockpot Meatballs with Grape Jelly Sauce
Veering toward a much easier path, we’ve got a quintessential stand-by, for those of you who want something just a touch classier than frozen meatballs in bbq sauce, though Meggan of Culinary Hill assures us you can use frozen meatballs for this one.
Visit Meggan for her classic Crockpot Meatballs in Grape Jelly Sauce.
Meatball 3: Spicy Asian BBQ Meatballs
Ooo, I love Asian flavors, and I love meatballs, so I’m 100% certain I’d love these super easy Spicy Asian Meatballs from The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen.
Visit Chandra at The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen for the recipe for the Spicy Asian BBQ Meatballs.
Meatball 4: Swedish Meatballs
I have to admit, growing up near Bishop Hill, Illinois, a small Swedish colony turned amazing tourist day trip, I’ve eaten my fair share of Swedish Meatballs…and I LOVE THEM. SO. MUCH. Sue over at A Palatable Pastime whipped up some from-scratch Swedish Meatballs, and they look absolutely amazing. This is one recipe I think I’m going to have to make.
Visit Sue at A Palatable Pastime for her amazing take on Swedish Meatballs.
Meatball 5: Thai Style Pork Meatballs
Well, these meatballs look simply delicious. Combining Thai flavors into pork meatballs is Regina from Leelalicious.
Visit Regina for her recipe for Thai Style Pork Meatballs.
Meatball 6: Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Dressing
Ha, a twist! You thought I was going to bring you just balls of beef and balls of pork, but you were wrong!! I’m sneaking in a chicken meatball, buffalo-style. I love buffalo anything, so these are just super exciting!
Visit Jo at Jo Cooks for the full recipe for Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.
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