Two Easiest Appetizers EVERWoman in the Middle | October 26, 2015
With the holiday time of the year just about with us, parties will be happening. Sometimes you just need a big old crock pot of something to feed a crowd. Maybe you have to bring “finger food” to something. Maybe it is a party at your house. The two appetizer “recipes” I am about to give you are both finger licking good and people love them. I guarantee you will get complements on their tastiness. If you want to make something “homemade” these are not for you. But if you want something easy, fast, and delicious, these two appetizers are perfect!
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Buy a package of frozen meatballs. Stir up a bowl of sauce consisting of ketchup or chili sauce and whatever jelly or jam you have in the fridge. I recently did a batch that had both ketchup and chili sauce, because I had half a bottle of each, and some apricot and some grape jam, because I didn’t have enough of either type of jam. Just eyeball the amount you need, keeping in mind that it is always better if you have too much sauce instead of too little.
Put meatballs in the crock pot. Cover with the sauce. Turn crock pot to high for about three hours. After the meatballs are less frozen, you can stir them around to distribute the sauce better. Put out some toothpicks and watch the meatballs disappear. Seriously, people love these.
Delicious Chicken Wings
Buy a package of frozen, flavored chicken wings. I always buy mine at Costco because they have the big packages. Put wings in a crock pot. Set on high. Don’t worry if the wings are sticking out the top and won’t let the crock pot lid fit quite right. As they warm up they will settle down and the lid will be able to settle down a well. Set cock pot on high. Cook for four hours.
My friend Barb told me about this delightful way to cook wings. Frozen wings can get a little dry when you cook them in the oven. This way they are moist and succulent. These are great for a work potluck because you can take the empty crock pot and the package of frozen wings to work without having to worry about anything spilling. Once you get to work you pop the wings in the crock pot, set it on high, and they will be good to go at noon. Everyone will be asking for your recipe!