As the frenzy is winding down (the For Sale sign goes up on the house tomorrow), I found a little time to try something I saw a few days ago. While in the Williams-Sonoma store (I didn't buy anything, Heather, I promise!) One of the employees was preparing meatballs in Bordelaise sauce. The meatballs were simply the frozen pre-made veriety found in the supermarket frozen food section.
While in the grocery store a few days ago, I noticed that one brand of meatballs was on a 'Buy One, Get One Free' promotion. Remembering that I had a bottle of Williams-Sonoma Bordelaise Sauce on the shelf, I decided that this would be a good time to try it.
I started the pasta boiling, put the thawed meatballs in my saute pan with a little oil, drizzled on the bordelaise, covered, and let it simmer for a few minutes. When the meatballs were warm, I removed them from the pan, added a little additional Bordelaise and some white wine and deglazed the pan.
To serve I simply poured the pan sauce over the pasta and meatballs. It turned out pretty good.