Wednesday, November 17, 2010


So for dinner tonight
Spaghetti and meatballs
and warm Focaccia bread
(remember I said you'd use it again)

What's more romantic that spaghetti? I mean really!
I have you seen Lady and the Tramp?
(although I would recommend if you are going to be nudging meatballs with your nose you don't wear a white shirt)

Meatballs are one of those things I normally will make and cook a big batch of and freeze (one of the few things), but for this I am going to post a half batch recipe, but even with a half batch you will most likely still have leftovers.
Oh well...

Shopping list:
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 jar of pasta sauce
1 box of spaghetti
1/2 loaf focaccia bread
1 onion
1 bottle red wine

Things you should have:
1 egg
olive oil
minced garlic
Italian bread crumbs

So fill a pot with water, let it boil and add the spaghetti, about half a box for 2 people is what I normally do. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Now finely chop 1/4 of the onion and set it aside for a minute, in a large bowl put your beef, 1 egg and one cup of bread crumbs and mix it with your hands until it become less sticky and is all combined, then add the chopped onion, and 1-2 tsp of minced garlic. Shape mixture into balls, the size is up to you but don't make them huge it will take forever to cook, arrange the meatballs in a glass baking dish and bake for 15 minutes rotate them and then bake for another 15 minutes. Your pasta should already be done and strained at this point I normally toss the pasta with about half the jar of sauce, heat it over very low heat to keep it warm. When the meatballs are done put the other half of the sauce in the bowl with them cover in foil and place in oven on warm. Slice the focaccia bread into pieces about 1 inch wide, mix 1 tsp garlic and 1-2 tbs olive oil and brush the tops of the bread with the mixture. Arrange the 'breadstick' on a baking sheet with tin foil, and put in the oven with the meat balls for about 10 minutes. At this point set the table and pop open the wine. Put your spaghetti in a serving bowl and pour the meatballs and sauce over the top, grab a wide mouthed glass or mug and arrange your bread sticking out the top (it looks fancy that way), and ENJOY!

I normally make a small salad to share with his meal, but that up to you and I am not posting instruction for that...HA.



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