Italian Spaghetti Meatball Cookoff

We had a big italian spaghetti meatballs cookoff on a hot Saturday afternoon… and by BIG we just mean we all sit around and join in the cooking and then eat! The mama cooking up the storm was Ron’s – and he ran around the kitchen looking after her (well, she is 80) whilst he also made up batch after batch of cocktails (mostly for himself).

We talked traditions and family values, what we want for our kids and how we pass these traditions down when even we don’t know them ourselves. It was a lovely afternoon/evening, one enjoyed over good spaghetti with close family and friends. The Italian way.

The video below is a little extract for #fun. Enjoy! We did xc

The recipe is quite easy:

To make the meatballs, you combine minced beef (or veal, pork, chicken combo), breadcrumbs, chopped onion, parsley, lemon rind, Parmesan cheese, garlic, all seasoning spice, egg and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. You use your hands to mix until combined (everyone can have a go – hehee). Then, with wet hands, you roll and shape the mixture into small balls. Place the balls on a tray as you go. Then, once the tomato sause is ready in a BIG pan – you drop the meatballs in one by one, in and let them simmer for about 20 minutes – or until cooked. Nom nom.



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