Friday, November 21, 2008

Sweet & Sour Meatballs & Rolo Cookies

Here is another excellent freezer meal! My boys devoured it. I got this recipe from a good friend who does freezer meals with her sister. They've been great to share their recipes with me. Thanks Alicia & Tori.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs
1 bag frozen meatballs (you can make your own).
1/2 c brown sugar
2 Tbsp corstarch
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c vinegar
1/4 c ketchup
1/2 c chunked onion
1 cup chunked red & green bell pepper

Mix brown sugar & cornstarch. Add water, salt, vinegar, and ketchup and heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cook & stir until thick. Add meatballs & simmer 15 minutes. Add onion & peppers. Remove from heat and let cool. When cooled, place in freezer bag. When ready to eat, thaw, heat in crockpot and serve over rice.

On to dessert....

These cookies are a family favorite. I made them last weekend to take to a neighborhood cookie bake off. We took 2nd, but I think that was because they weren't warm. The warm caramel in the middle gives these cookies a nice surprise. A big thanks to Kristy who shared this recipe with our family.

Rolo Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
Rolo candy pieces

Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa & baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix well. Wrap rolo in a spoonful of dough. Roll in sugar. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.


Sara said...

Love everything about those cookies. They are truly a family favorite! I will have to try the sweet & sour meatballs. They look awesome! I need to change things up a bit with something different. Thanks Rach!

Brindi said...

The cookies look awesome!

rookie cookie said...

Rolo cookies? Count me in! How bad could they really be??? Candy in a cookie sounds like a lifestyle to me.

Bridgett said...

Picture looks amazing - yum! Was wondering if you had any ideas for me: about 10 years ago my boss at the time used to make round rolo cookies at Christmas time. She would never divulge the recipe and still wont (just asked her!). Apparently she's now going to go commercial with them - she makes 1000's every year as gifts from her company.
The cookies were like shortbread and did not flatten out like regular cookies, but stayed round -like little balls. I finally guessed there was a rolo inside. The outside was dusted with confectioners sugar (icing sugar).
My ex boss has said that the recipe I've shown her (yours and others) should have less sugar and no eggs to get closer to her cookie - but thats all.
What do you think? A shortbread type recipe rolled around a rolo?
I'm not a great baker (although I love it) and hoping you'll have some more tips??