Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Adam

Yesterday was our friend Adam's birthday. He came over for spaghetti and meatballs, always a festive dish.

 I am learning about meatballs.

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Last time I made them I cooked the meatballs in the sauce which made them very tender and soft which was perfect. It made the sauce too rich though, due to the grease. So I cooked these in the oven but they were not soft at all which was disappointing. Maybe I needed to cut down on the cooking time.

Next time if I make them ahead of time I might try cooking them in the crock pot, to help keep them moist and then I can drain them. They are so simple to make, I went with my mom's recipe of 1 pound of ground beef, 1/2 cup grated parm, 1 egg, 1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs, and then spices from there (rosemary, thyme, basil). My mom doesn't put the breadcrumbs in (just use more parm) and it turns out just as well too. When my herbs were alive it made a huge difference to have fresh basil in the recipe. Yum.

And everybody needs a funfetti cake every now and then. 

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Birthday boy:

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Witt, documenting with our new camera, a graduation present:

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