"On top of spaghetti,Having said that, here is day #1 of a little trilogy I like to call The Meatball Trifecta!
3 cans tomato sauce (8 oz.)
This is where the balls part ways...or stick together...you decide. There are only 2.5 people in our household so I usually only cook half the meatballs (freezing the other half).
Let the meatballs brown then flip to other side.
While meatballs are cooking, combine sauce ingredients in mixing bowl. You'll add sauce to skillet (of yummy melted butter) when meatballs are done cooking. If you're freezing half the meatballs, you'll only add half the sauce mixture (freezing the other half).
When both sides of meatballs are brown, I usually stir them around for a few minutes to ensure all sides are cooked evenly. Remove and set on platter lined with paper towels (to soak up all the excess butter...yum...I've never wanted to be a paper towel until today!).
If you're freezing, only add half the sauce and half the meatballs back in the skillet. If you're going all in and feeding a house full of hungry kiddos, combine all meatballs and sauce in the skillet. Let simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
While they are simmering, boil spaghetti noodles in pot. I use half a box of whole wheat spaghetti for this recipe but you can adjust quantity to your liking (and use whatever kind of pasta floats your culinary boat).
When noodles and meatballs are done, combine in bowl and serve. I top mine with fresh chopped parsley and grated parmesan...delicioso!
|(Warning: Meatball covered shirt, if not removed carefully, will result in meatball cowlick!)|
The rest of the story...
"It rolled in the garden,And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush." TRAGIC!
"The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer,
It grew into a tree." WHO KNEW?!
"The tree was all covered,
All covered with moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.
So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
Whenever you sneeze."
Remember those meatballs you froze? Stay tuned for tomorrow's recipe, day #2 of The Meatball Trifecta!