Simple Meatball Subs

Easy Friday night dinners are a must. After a long week, I want something low-stress.  Who am I kidding? I want something low-stress every day! That’s what I’m all about. But especially on Friday!

This week Hubby has to work late on Friday, so this is something easy to throw together right when he gets home.

Cast of Ingredients:
6-10 meatballs (2 per sub)
1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 cup of grated mozzerella/Italian blend cheese (you could used sliced sandwich cheese as well)
Hoagie rolls

If your meatballs are frozen like mine, thaw them.
Let them simmer on low with the spaghetti sauce. Feel free to add garlic, Italian seasonings, basil, etc.

Put cheese on one half of each roll. Feel free to add garlic and basil too!

Bake at 450 for 5-8 minutes, until cheese is melty.

Slice meatballs in half and put about 2 meatballs (4 halves) on each sub.

Add spaghetti sauce and more cheese on top.
Don’t forget napkins because this is pretty messy!

There you have it, my easy Friday night dinner.


What’s for dinner?

Hey guys!

Wondering what’s for dinner tonight?

Well, at our house (aka apartment), we’ll be having Asian Pork Tenderloin, sauteed snow peas, and rice.

Here’s a quick rundown on how to make these easy dishes:

First up, the pork tenderloin.

The cast of ingredients:

      1/3 cup lite soy sauce
      1/4 cup sesame oil (I just used vegetable oil)
      1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
      2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
      2 tablespoons lemon juice
      1 tablespoon minced garlic
      1 1/2 to 2 pounds pork tenderloin

Whisk together the first six ingredients.
Place pork tenderloin in a dish.
Pour the marinade over the pork, turning to coat.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. (I did this last night, so it has all night and day to marinate.)
Preheat oven to 450.
Place tenderloin in a foil lined roasting pan, discarding marinade.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes.

The snow peas were picked from my dad’s garden on Saturday afternoon. Side note, my dad grows practically every fruit and vegetable that will survive in our climate. It’s like a little farm in our backyard!

For the snow peas, I’ll just saute them in olive oil, garlic, and soy sauce. For this kind of dish, I just eyeball the amounts, but approximately a tablespoon of each should be about right. Saute them for about 5-6 minutes, and enjoy the delicious, crunchy goodness. I could just sit and eat them out of the pan, I love them so much. P will probably have to fight me to get his fair share.

The rice is even easier. I usually use instant rice, because I’m all about making my life easier and faster. You can’t get much easier than instant rice! Measure the amount of rice you want, add water, microwave for 5 minutes, and rice is served. I usually do about 1 1/2 cups of rice and an equal amount of water for us.

Dinner is served! I hope you enjoy. Let me know if you have any changes or suggestions to make these recipes even better.

*Asian Pork Tenderloin is adapted from