What’s Cookin? Spaghetti and Meatballs!

February 23rd, 2010 by Amy Alphin Leave a reply »

The weather has turned from sunny and beautiful back to rain, reminding us, once again, that we live in Seattle.  Oh well. We must embrace winter in all of it’s wet glory, and adapt the best that we can.  My version of adapting often involves food, specifically carbohydrates. That is why this post is not about the lemon curd I was supposed to make.  No, tonight we needed some comfort food, and it came in the form of spaghetti and meatballs.  I found a wonderful recipe over at The Pioneer Woman, and decided to give it a try since I had never made meatballs before.

The tricky part was browning the meatballs in the pan without having them break apart, thereby turning your meatballs into meatbits.  Since you brown them just a few at a time, the first ones were pretty much a fail, but they got progressively more ball-like as the process went on. I think it had something to do with the fact that I was rather liberal with the olive oil.  Now, AFTER I made dinner, I found out that I could have just browned them in the oven, but it was kind of fun to brown them in the pan.    After making the meatballs and setting them aside, the recipe calls for making the sauce right there in the same pot.  I like this.  Fewer dishes.

There are good things happening here.

Huge bag of onions! I do not fear you!

I broke into our MASSIVE bag o’ onions which I will defeat before they go bad, added them, some garlic and tomato products and eventually the meatballs.  Oh the yumminess.  Dinner was a huge hit.  This recipe will be made again, whenever we need some tasty, warm food to help chase the clouds away.

Happy husband!

1 comment

  1. eva says:

    much yummy-ness, i shall have to try it

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