Holidays, Parties, and Menus, Oh My!

So we have made it past Thanksgiving, are coasting towards the eve of Christmas, and what's that-- oh, right, New Years Eve is now on the horizon! LOL, I love love love the holidays, I absolutely do, but between shopping, cooking, wrapping, baking and planning family get- togethers, it can get a bit exhausting. Right now I have one eye on finishing up some miscellaneous Christmas shopping--stocking stuffers mainly, and am planning ahead to next Thursday when we will be ringing in the New Year (2010! How did that happen?)

Thanks to Heinz, Ocean Spray and Ultimate Party Meatballs, I have a delicious appetizer to make for New Year's Eve that is easy and sooooo yummy!! You can even do these in a slow cooker to make it even easier--how cool is that?

The recipe is simple--


  • 1 14-ounce can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 12-ounce bottle Heinz® Chili Sauce
  • 1 2-pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs


Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.

Makes 30 appetizer servings.

**Slow cooker Preparation** Place meatballs in a slow cooker. Combine sauces and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH.

What I love most about this Holiday Meatball Recipe is that is that I can also make a vegetarian version using veggie meatballs (sold at most markets!) as well. So our family and friends can have a choice of which style they want (or both!), while my own family and I will be chowing down on the veggie version!

And the Ultimate Party Meatball site has more yummy party recipes and entertaining tips for this holiday take a peek if you can!

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