Your Man’s Friends Are Coming Over for Guys Night … Tonight!

April 4, 2009 by

Guys night. 

The night where men "bond" over beer, junk food, and bodily functions. 

Not quite the same as our lovely ladies night, where we share intimate stories and grow deeper friendships over a bottle of wine (or three).  But important male bonding nonetheless.

And at two in the afternoon on a Saturday, your man tells you that eight of his buddies will be coming over in just a few hours.  They had originally planned on coming around eight later that night, but thought they'd move it up, and just eat dinner at your place. 

But don't worry.  You don't have to do anything he tells you.  "They'll just figure something out."

Then he looks at you with those sweet adoring eyes and says:

"But if you'd like to make something, I'm sure all the guys would really appreciate it."

I know what you're thinking at this point: Sucker

But I can't help it.  I love to feed people -- it's a curse.  And at the same time I consider it a gift.

So I rattle off a few ideas, and then hit the perfect recipe.  .

Simply whip up a batch of meatballs, put them in a crock pot with some sauce, and serve them up with some hoagies and mozzarella slices.

They'll last all night until without needing any further attention from you.  You'll get the glory for feeding all the guys on such short notice.  And tomorrow you can make some quick pasta and have dinner ready in minutes with the extra meatballs you'll put away before the guys even arrive.

So when your man asks you to whip up something for his eight buddies, who are coming over in the next few hours, simply smile back and say "sure honey."  I have the perfect recipe.

Until our next meal,

Rebecca

Homemade Meatballs

Delicious Homemade Meatballs

Homemade Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel and finely chop the onion. (Or use dried onions - they work just as well!) Mix the onion, beef, bread crumbs, milk, garlic powder, pepper and egg in a large bowl with your hands.  Really get in there and mix it up!   And then shape the mixture into thirty one-inch meatballs.
  3. Place the meatballs in an ungreased rectangular pan.  Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until beef in center of meatball is no longer pink and juice of the beef is clear.

At this point it's up to you how you want to serve them. 

For a guys night (or even a casual party), I recommend throwing them into a crock pot with a few jars of sauce and some fresh chopped garlic, and leaving it on low for the rest of the night.  Set some hoagie rolls, sliced mozzarella cheese, and some parmesan out with a stack of paper plates.  Your man and his friends will be good for the night.

Have you tried this recipe? Do you have a question or comment for me?
I invite you to leave it as a comment below!

2 Comments

  1. Heather

    I am a meatball lover. These are heavenly!

  2. Jeremy (the husband)

    I keep telling Rebecca that she doesn't have to cook for the guys when they come over for poker or video games but she usually insists on cooking anyway.

    The guys loved the meatball subs and they go really well with massive quantities of cheap beer.

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