Superbowl Sunday

Today is Superbowl Sunday! Although my team is not in it, I still love watching. I have a few boxes in some little pools so I am more concerned with the scores each quarter than I am with the winner – although I am rooting for Atlanta.

There was a photo challenge for today, SOMETHING YOU SMELLED. Perfect for today as we are making what all of my friends jokingly call, “Dave’s Balls.” Mostly because it is funny to say, “are you bringing Dave’s balls to the party?” Truthfully, these famous meatballs were my mom’s recipe. The only difference in the two recipes are that she never made them in a crockpot and we do.

It is the easiest recipe in the world and although the ingredients don’t sound like they’d work well together, they turn into a magically sweet, salty and tangy delicacy that are asked for over and over again! They are simmering in the crockpot now and the whole house smells so good!

My brother has held a Superbowl party for years now and it has become a tradition that we bring Dave’s Balls.  He and Drew went into the city this morning to pick up the Italian sub from Manganaro’s. Another tradition. Sure we have places closer than NYC that we could get a 6 foot sub, but our family, vested in tradition, doesn’t change their ways! The only change this year was to make it a 3 footer rather than the 6, which often goes to waste.

There is so much more food – all appetizer style, my favorite – so we will be nibbling all evening long. Tim and his girlfriend Gina will make most of the food. Everyone else brings along something to share. There is nothing like a little football and party food to bring together family and friends.

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Recipe for “Dave’s Balls”

4 Jars of Heinz Chili Sauce

1 Jar Grape Jelly

1 package of frozen meatballs

Add all ingredients in the crockpot.

Set on high for 4 hours.

Stir once or twice while cooking.

Serve with toothpicks.


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