Thursday, February 12, 2009

Barefoot Blogger! Real Meatballs and Spaghetti..

Remember when I said I joined Barefoot Bloggers because they made real food instead of making sweets all the time, and I would have a chance to make dinner and try new recipes at the same time....And then proceeded to have the next 2 choices be sweet breakfast items? Well, I got my wish! (How do I get rid of this stupid underline?)


These are sitting on wax paper...not my tile countertop...you just can't see the paper!!

Yummm, a chance to make real meatballs that were on the easy side and pair them with some spaghetti with lots of parmesan on top! A sure fire meal my husband, kids and I would enjoy....and enjoy we did. Plus it gave me an excuse to use the pound of grass fed ground beef I bought at Whole Foods....wow, that shit is expensive!

Rebecca over at Ezra Pound Cake chose this recipe for BB this time.
I did enjoy making this recipe...the meatballs were easy to put together. I made a few subs: 1. We don't do veal here...so I just used extra ground pork. I did look for ground veal in the supermarket but couldn't find it and didn't bother asking since I really didn't want to eat it. 2. Forgot to get the parsley at the store...so did without, but I did grind fresh nutmeg...that must give me extra points somewhere. 3. Used whole wheat pasta noodles and 4. Made the meatballs a lot smaller so I ended up with about 20 extra partially cooked meatballs in the freezer waiting for another day! Perfect! After reading some of the other bloggers...next time I will try baking them. I don't know why I didn't think of it this time...I need to learn to think outside of the box recipe! :)


Everyone here enjoyed this...I will definately keep this meatball recipe handy. Check out the others here to see how they fared.

5 comments:

Cynthia's Blog said...

Fun post. You have a nice writers voice. I liked this recipe very much. ( when you post, that white eraser you see at the top of the composition screen will help erase unwanted HTML)

Tonya @ What's On My Plate said...

This made A LOT of meatballs... I should have put some in the freezer too. I'm meatballed out!

shortbreadsouth said...

This was a hit at my house, too. I only made half the meatballs, and like you, the rest are in the freezer. Glad you figured out how to get rid of the underline!

chocolatechic said...

This made more than 14-16 meat balls for me.

I made baked pasta with it.

It was great.

Shelly said...

I do my meatballs in the crockpot with sauce, after I brown them in a pan. Then, I put half of all of it in the freezer.