Monday, April 15, 2013

Savory BBQ Meatballs

You know how on job applications they ask you where you see yourself in 5 years? I never knew how to answer that question. Because I'm not a good liar. They want you to say something ambitious. I've never been ambitious, and that's fine.

I remember long days at a job I hated. It comes back to me like a bad dream. Hours on the phone with argumentative people, wearing uncomfortable clothes, surreptitiously passing the hours in whatever way possible -- online shopping, bloghopping, Facebook, crossword puzzles. I do miss my coworkers (well... most of them), and being in the loop with all the viral videos, that was fun.

But the truth is, that I'm doing my dream job right now.
You can't tell a prospective employer that in five years you want nothing more than to be a Mom, home in your yoga pants playing trains with a toddler.

I guess I could talk about the bias that kind of thinking creates in the workplace, but I'll leave that to more impassioned feminists. Mostly I just feel lucky that I'm living the dream. My dream.

What does all this have to do with Savory BBQ Meatballs?
Honestly, not much. But they are so yummy!
They are a perfect meal for those nights when you completely forgot about dinner. Make rice, and while it cooks, throw all the ingredients in the pot for the sauce, add frozen meatballs (these ones, if you ask me). Heat them through, microwave some peas, and you're done. They would also be tasty over buttered noodles.

Happy Monday to you, whatever your job may be. (I hope it's your dream job, too!)

Savory BBQ Meatballs
from my friend, Coral

1 c. ketchup
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1/4 c. molasses
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. butter
10-12 frozen meatballs (the previously cooked ones)

In a medium saucepan, combine ketchup, brown sugar, white vinegar, mollasses, and water. Stir to combine. Add butter and meatballs and heat over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, and simmering until meatballs are heated through. Serve over rice or buttered noodles with peas.

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