A Couple of Quickie Dinner Ideas.

Another Meals Monday here (and the other pics I was going to post and blog about disappeared), so here we are with a couple of quick almost Italian dinner ideas.

First is an easy Italian Meatball sandwich:

It’s an easy fix; toast some pre-purchased bakery rolls, add smoked gouda and some pre-made meatballs:

Never had this brand before but man they’re as good as homemade. I did have to cook them in the air fryer though, which took about 10 to 12 minutes.

Add the meatballs, warm up some decent bottled marinara (there are a couple of store bought sauces that are edible) and add that… You’re good to go in 15 minutes. 😀

DIY Quick Pizza:

Another fast option. Start with a quality frozen cheese pizza. Digiorno and Screaming Sicilian are really the only two brands I like

The big slices of whole mozzarella are part of why I like them too. 🙂

Anyway, from there, just throw on your own toppings of choice, pop in the oven for 20 minutes, and viola! Quick dinner!

With any pizza I do at home, I pat it with a paper towel after it comes out of the oven to absorb some of the grease, as the above pic shows.

Relatively quick, and cheap. Very easy.

As with any meal, quality ingredients make the difference. I picked quality meatballs and one of the few good brands of frozen pizza. The rolls were from a bakery also.

Don’t try this at home with $1 frozen pizzas and wonder bread. 😀

As always, ZERO affiliate links or reimbursements of any kind here. I simply recommend what I enjoy.

15 thoughts on “A Couple of Quickie Dinner Ideas.

            1. Silk Cords Post author

              You can actually learn things from the Food Network if you can put up with the banal fake competition shows. 😀

              Mixing meats to get a top notch meatball was one of the things I learned… That and Giada De Laurentiis is proof boobs matter more than cooking talent on TV, esp if you leave them half hanging out all the time.


              1. The Hinoeuma

                Heh. I watch Triple D all the time. Meatloaf works better as a blend. My favorite example is the “Bacon Wrapped Love” at a restaurant Guy went to (the name of it escapes me).

                The competition shows annoy the f*** out of me. I’d rather watch the concoctions on Triple D.

                Yeah. Giada and the boobs. Just what I want to see…cleavage pointing to the pesto in the blender. *eyes rolling* She’s just a freaking barbie doll.


                1. Silk Cords Post author

                  You should actually try the mixed meats with meatballs. You get a more robust flavor and a better balance of fat to meat. 😉

                  Triple D used to impress me more, but I’ve been to 5 restaurants that were on the show. One was OK, the other 4 were awful.


                  1. The Hinoeuma

                    Not surprised. They put on a good show…for the show. Then there’s the “when was the restaurant showcased” issue. A restaurant he went to a decade ago might suck, now. The show has been active since 2005.

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                    1. Silk Cords Post author

                      To be fair, that was the case with one of the five. The owner had since died and the placed was taken over by the employees. The food suffered for it too. But even then the photography in the show made it look like a nice little gastro pub. Nothing had changed, but in person it was definitely a dive bar. All that was missing was a motorcycle gang.


  1. The Hinoeuma

    Oh, and on your last post, I’ve stopped following some bloggers, too.

    So, what? You are getting flack via emails? Or, are you catching flack in comments but, not approving them?



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