Everyday Mom's Meals: Holiday Appeitzers

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Holiday Appeitzers

If you think about it, I don't know if any other time of the year requires as many appetizer recipes as RIGHT NOW! From Thanksgiving to New Years, we have so many reasons to need a great appetizer menu, or the chance to enjoy someone else's!

If you've been following me for any amount of time, you know our New Year's Eve tradition is to stay home, in comfy clothes, safe, warm and eat all. night. long. I put out a huge spread of "nibbly bits" as Alex used to call them and we feast. It is literally one of my favorite holiday traditions, and we set the menu for this year's festivities over a month ago.

I actually made these for the first time last year, but must have had a little too much sparkling grape juice (I know...I'm such a rebel) because I totally forget to snap a pic and blog them! So this year I made them early (actually before Halloween) so I was sure to share them with all of you in time.

This is one of those recipes that can pull double duty. See, you can fill your Crock Pot with them for a party, set out a slotted spoon and watch them disappear. Easy as can be. But they also make a terrific simple weeknight supper! Just cook some white rice on the side, serve them over the top and you have a fantastic meal! The sticky, sweet sauce mixes with the rice and makes something magical!

If you're looking for a new appetizer for your next holiday party I hope these make the cut! I promise you won't regret it!

Crock Pot Hawaiian Meatballs
1 (32 oz.) bag frozen home style meatballs
1 (18 oz.) bottle barbecue sauce
1 (21 oz.) can pineapple chunks, with juice
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed

Spray Crock Pot with nonstick spray. Place meatballs inside. In a medium bowl combine barbecue sauce, pineapple and brown sugar. Stir well. Pour over meatballs. Cook on HIGH 2-3 hours. Serve as an appetizer or over rice for a meal. 

Shared at Weekend Potluck


The Better Baker said...

Oh My! These sound delightful! Pinning for now! Congrats on your Weekend Potluck feature! And a very merry CHRISTmas to you and yours!

Krista said...

Thanks so much! Merry Christmas to you too!

Ev said...

Am making for a get together tonight. They look amazing. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Krista said...

Yay! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family too!

Unknown said...

What is the best BBQ sauce to use for this

Krista said...

Whatever your favorite “original” is. I actually buy mine at ALDI, and it’s the regular. Not hickory. Not brown sugar. Just an original flavor. Hope this helps!

Dawn said...

I made these at Christmas and loved them. Want to do them tonight over the rice, but won’t have time to do them in the crock pot. Have you made them on the stove top before?

Krista said...

HI Dawn! I'm glad you enjoyed them so much at the holidays! I have never made them stove top, but I would think they would be just fine! Be sure to let them simmer a little while so the flavors meld :)