These Slow Cooker Meatball Subs are an easy and delicious winter meal!
I know it’s so cliche to talk about the weather, but I have to break that rule for just a quick minute. This has been the wackiest winter ever here in upstate New York. In a normal year, we would have had a total of 35-40″ of snow by mid-February. I think we’re at about 4″ total right now…and 2″ of that arrived earlier this week.
I’ve heard rumors that February could be nasty since the Great Lakes aren’t frozen, and that means storms will pick up extra moisture as they come across the lakes. I suspect that’s just the skiers trying to will some actual snow to appear. As for me, I’m not complaining one bit. My snowblower is parked in the shed…and I hope it stays there!
Even though our snowfall is far below the norm, it’s still been cold here this winter. The high tomorrow is 9°F. That’s cold. It’s about this time every year that Laura and I start thinking about where we’d like to go on vacation this year.
The New York Times recently published their list of top places to visit this year. Mexico City took top honors, but I’m thinking the zika scare will put a damper on any Central and South American destinations. As for me, I’m voting for Bordeaux, France (#2), Turin, Italy (#31) and Beaufort, South Carolina, USA (#52).
Aside from daydreaming about vacations, cold winter days are perfect for delicious slow cooker meals. And these Slow Cooker Meatball Subs totally fall into that category! I made these meatballs up the day before actually and then just dropped ’em into the slow cooker the next day. After a few hours of smelling these bad boys cook, Laura and I were both ready to dig in. We may or may not have grabbed an extra meatball after we devoured the sandwiches…they were too good!
And the best part about these Slow Cooker Meatball Subs? Awesome leftovers! This recipe makes 24 large meatballs. 3 or 4 meatballs per sandwich. You do the math. That’s a lot of delicious sandwiches. So you can either feed a big family, or just have amazing leftovers. And truthfully you could make the meatballs smaller and get even more sandwiches. Either way, you’ve got some delicious eats with just a little bit of prep work in the morning (or on the day before).
Now I’m off to think about visiting Bordeaux or Turin. Or maybe shovel all of the snow that might or might not be coming our way this month. Cheers!
What place(s) on the New York Times list would you like to visit this year?
What is the proper meatball : sandwich ratio?