Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer

This Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer is super easy to make for last-minute dinner parties, potlucks, simple dinners, or picnics!

Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer
Friends, we’re in the home stretch now with our new move to Central Oregon. Welcome to our new home!

I can’t wait to share more about the house projects, the surprise French countryside treasures that were left in the kitchen, and how much we love this area.

We’re in the process of redoing the kitchen, painting many (but not all) of the wood walls, refinishing all the hardwood floors, painting the fireplace (yes, inspired by Melissa’s fireplace)—to name a few of the projects.

My husband and I have decided that moving is not for wimps! It’s like training (packing), and running a marathon!

The last 3 homes we purchased were for sale by owner. This time, even though we quickly sold this house we have loved (thanks to Craigslist!), getting into the new house was—well, let’s say, stressful.

Moving to another town was also a first for me – ever!

We’ve had so much help from friends and our kids, so we feel blessed, but downsizing and moving is indeed quite a task, and one that we do not want to do again for a long time.

Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer

I was looking through some of my summer recipes and I came across this quote that I posted last summer. My post on comparison is an important one, at least to me. It’s easy to look at what others have–bigger homes, better cars, better design ideas, snappier clothing, better outside toys (we are shopping for kayaks!), happier families.

I struggle with the comparison game, wanting more, struggling with discontentment. It’s easy to look at what others have and want more for ourselves.

 Gratitude works every time!

But … I’m catching myself much sooner now. The minute I get that “feeling,” I immediately turn my thoughts to prayer and gratitude for what I’ve been given. It works, folks!

Quickly make a mental list, or written, of the things that you are thankful for.

This morning I sat out on our new deck (new to us) here in central Oregon, and I started to give thanks. Actually, I had to pinch myself, that reality is … we have moved to a new beautiful place!

Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer

Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer

Last week in Medford I needed to bring an appetizer to a party, so I quickly ran to Trader Joe’s and purchased the ingredients to make these Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizers.

They are easy–so important, with my kitchen boxed up–delightful, and loved by all.

I mean, who doesn’t love a GOOD tasty meatball, with cheese, rich marinara sauce, on a hunk of bread?

Hand raised … my family and friends loved this recipe.

And, it’s a good one for Father’s Day coming up!

Have a great weekend, Friends!

Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer

Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer

Yield: 48

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 French Baguette, cut into 24 slices
  • Mozzarella cheese slices
  • 24 frozen Meatballs (beef)
  • 1 jar Marinara Sauce
  • Fresh basil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Turn the oven on to broil. Toast one side of the crostini; turn over and add a slice of Mozzarella cheese. Toast again until the cheese is melted.
  2. Heat the meatballs in marinana sauce; cut the meatballs in half.
  3. On each crostini, on top of the melted cheese, place 1/2 meatball. Garnish with fresh basil; serve!

Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer

3 comments

  1. Yum! So good….I may have to try these. I think especially when I read blogs I have to guard my heart from comparison and discontent because we see the best of what someone has to offer and we find our homes, lives, families, lacking. It’s so easy to do. :/ I love being inspired and celebrating with others but I also know I need to always be aware and not compare.

  2. I remember and really resonated with that comparison post. I have found it really is all in our personal attitudes, and guarding ourselves from the “stuff” that can pull us into that trap.
    I bet your friends were so happy when you showed up with this appetizer! Looks incredible Sandy!

  3. Whenever you feel that you are playing the comparison game, take a listen to theminimalists.com podcasts and it will help to put and keep things in perspective.

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