OK, so I confused myself when typing out the title of this post.  Here in CT, we call these types of sandwiches grinders…but how many of you have actually heard that before?  I grew up calling them subs or heroes – the “grinder” completely baffled me when I went to college in New Haven so many years ago.  I know some of you guys call them hoagies too and there are probably a few other names that I’ve never before as well.

But the name is neither here nor there.  What really matters here is what’s on the inside: spicy turkey meatballs smothered in tomato-basil marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.  After a 5 hour drive back from northern Vermont today, this was the best dinner I could have asked for and when Kyle reminded what we were having tonight early on in my trip, it was almost all I could think about the rest of the way.  We always keep a bag of homemade meatballs in the freezer for quick dinners like this one and within 20 minutes of emptying the car of my bags and goodies, this outstanding dinner was on the table (coffee) and I had my feet up.  What an awesome way to end a great weekend!