The holidays are upon us. A time that friends and families gather together.
We’ve recently moved to a new house and a new town. It’s time to meet new friends and chat with a glass of iced tea. I decided to host a very small “meet the neighbors” get together. I served a few appetizers, Including Peach Turkey Meatballs, along with 4 delicious flavor options of Southern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea. A sweet tea bar if you will.
“Share the Sweetness” with new friends. I’ve long been a fan of cold brew teas. I was so excited when Southern Breeze announced they were now offering cold brew options for their zero calorie, no guilt sweet teas. The sweetener is already in the bag.
There is no need to add sugar. Now I don’t know about you but I don’t think that Southern Breeze could make it any easier to enjoy a glass of tea. There’s no water to boil, no calories and best of all….the cold brew bags come in single serving size! Just grab a glass and add 8 ounces of cold water.
Choose your flavor from Original, Half & Half (that’s half tea, half lemonade), Raspberry or Peach. Add the tea bag to your glass of cold water and steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bag and add ice to enjoy. Super easy, right?!?
Guilt Free Sweet Tea
While you could offer a pitcher of iced cold water on a tea bar for self serve, I decided to make up small pitchers of each flavor. I left the tea bags in the pitcher so that the tags easily identified each flavor in each pitcher. Everyone loved it!
We have the beverages covered. Now let’s pair it with some delicious appetizers. Peach Turkey Meatballs are a delicious appetizer option that are easy to make and guests love them. You’ll find a printable recipe card at the end of the post.
Southern Breeze Cold Brew & Peach Turkey Meatball Appetizers
- Ground Turkey
- Bread Crumbs
- 2 Eggs
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Cooking Oil
- Peach Preserves
- Chili Sauce
In a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey with the bread crumbs, eggs, and seasonings. Form into meatballs close to equal in size.
In a medium skillet add cooking oil and heat over medium.
Add the meatballs in batches and cook until browned.
Add the cooked meatballs to a slow cooker. Cover with the peach preserves and chili sauce. Cover and set on high. Cook for two hours, stirring occasionally. Remove meatballs from the slow cooker and arrange on a platter with peach slices.
Cooks Note: The meatballs can be made ahead of time and frozen. If using frozen meatballs, add to a slow cooker with peach preserves and chili sauce and cook on high for four hours.
Later on I am off to the town’s parade and I’ll be handing out Single Serve bags of Southern Breeze Cold Brew, the Pre-Sweetened #GuiltFreeSweetTea #SouthernBreezeSweetTea , the ZERO calorie tea!
Peach Turkey Meatball Appetizers
- 2 lbs. Ground Turkey
- 1 c Bread Crumbs
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tbsp. Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tbsp. Onion Powder
- 3 tbsp. Cooking Oil
- 18 oz. Peach Preserves
- 12 oz. Chili Sauce
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey with the bread crumbs, eggs, and seasonings. Form into meatballs close to equal in size.
- In a medium skillet add cooking oil and heat over medium.
- Add the meatballs in batches and cook until browned.
- Add the cooked meatballs to a slow cooker. Cover with the peach preserves and chili sauce. Place the slow cooker lid on and set on high. Cook for two hours, stirring occasionally.
- Remove meatballs from the slow cooker and arrange on a platter with peach slices.
Serving Size:1 meatball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 17g