Sunday, June 26, 2016

Repaired Meatballs and Sweetie

In the last post I mentioned that Grandma Maroni’s meatballs were dry on the inside and so when Kathy and her girls came in for their annual visit, we decided to serve the leftover ones (from the freezer) with a simple fix – cut them in half soak in the cold sauce for a couple of hours, then heat in the sauce for an hour.

This took care of the problem and they were very good.  But this shot is really about the bread as it was delicious.  Bev used the Pioneer Woman's Recipe for Garlic Cheese Bread but adapted it a little to use Naan bread.

3-1/2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
3/4 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, Grated
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup (Real) Mayonnaise
4 whole Green Onions, White And Light Green Parts Minced
1 dash Salt
6-8 pieces of naan bread (see note)
1 stick Butter
4 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced

1. Mix cheeses with the mayonnaise and the green onions. Add dash of salt to taste and set aside or keep in fridge until you need it.
2. Melt the butter in a skillet and add the minced garlic and cook on med-low for a few minutes careful not to burn garlic.
3. Brush the top of the naan with a generous coat of the garlic butter.
4. Spread cheese mixture on the bread and bake in a 425 degree oven until cheese is hot and bubbly, about 10 minutes.

Note - The Naan bread doesn't require as thick a coat of the cheese mixture so it will cover more bread surface.

I took Sweetie in for her annual service and sure glad I did as the mechanic found a worn serpentine belt and a fuel line leak ahead of the injectors.  Either of these could have stranded us along the road and the leak could have meant a fire.  I took her to a new diesel repair shop here in Greenback (only 12 minutes away) and so far I’m very pleased.  I took the check sheet I got from Freightliner school plus I asked them to look the coach over as though it was their own and it seems they did.  $1600 later (diesel motorhomes are not cheap to drive) Sweetie should be ready for the road and we’re looking forward to our upcoming trip.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


6/23/16 meal date


  1. Glad all worked well for the meatballs, the garlic cheese bread looks tasty and Sweetie is raring to go again.

  2. Great idea for the meatballs. Regular maintenance is crucial when you're on the road. You take good care of Sweetie and she'll take great care of you.

  3. Looks delicious as always, and glad Sweetie is ready for her next adventure. The west is calling!

  4. Yay for repaired meatballs! Sounds like Sweetie is ready to make the trip.

  5. Larry, Garlic cheese bread is one of our favorites, that's for sure. I like the idea of making it using naan...fewer carbs but lots of flavor and texture! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  6. YUM-- that dinner sounds fantastic.... Great 'make-over' I'm sure!!!!

    Love your name Sweetie... I'm sure that your Sweetie Pie is smiling from Doggie heaven!!!!! I know you ALL miss Sweetie...

    Glad you found someone to give Sweetie a good inspection... You'd much rather pay $1600 NOW than get stranded on the road.


  7. If you couldn't afford the grand for the service, then you wouldn't have been able to afford the motorhome in the first place. Pricy items require pricy maintenance, as you can testify. It's a good thing that those issues were found before Sweetie decided that you really wanted to camp, say, on the side of I-10 in Alabama. Your garlic cheese bread sounds fantastic! And I'm glad you were able to repair the remainder of the meatballs.

  8. I am so glad you were able to repair the remaining meatballs. That cheesy bread has me drooling.

  9. My mouth is still watering over those meatballs and now the garlic cheese naan bread is killing me :) Delicious!

  10. Repaired meatballs and a repaired Sweetie…it sounds like you are on a roll and in a good way.


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