Everytime I ask hubby what I should cook for potluck, his answer is "something simple". What he calls simple food is food that has all its ingredient mixed at once in one cooking dish. Some examples are casserole, salad, and soup. In contrast, I like to make food that needs to be shaped individually. I enjoy making individual fruit tarts, shaping little pastries, and decorating cupcakes. I also like doing repetitive little thing such as tying ribbons for party favors and making sugar flowers for cake decoration.
For this month potluck though, I found an appetizer recipe that's easy, although it required shaping couple dozens of balls. It was a meatball recipe with "Asian (Chinese)" flavor. I didn't use the sauce recipe because I am not a fan of hoisin sauce. Hubby & I thought they tasted great. I was glad I found this recipe because I usually use boiling water to make meatballs, which was more complicated than just baking the whole meatballs together in one batch. I think I will make these again and save those in the freezer before the baby comes.
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a large bowl, combine meatball ingredients. Shape into balls (I got about 60 meatballs), arrange on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes, or until meatballs are golden on the outside and cooked through.
While the meatballs are baking, sautee the minced garlic and ginger until fragrant, then add the rest of the sauce ingredients except corn starch. Thicken the sauce with cornstarch that has been dissolved in water. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and stir gently to make sure they all get covered well.