This is the week that we celebrate the anniversary of our babies’ baptisms, which I wrote about here, with a gratuitous Archie Bunker clip in there just for fun. The saints in our family gene pool might not have made meatballs, but my mom grew up in an Italian neighborhood on Long Island, and so we’ve happily adopted some Italian food traditions as our own. And so when Ina’s new cookbook had a new recipe for meatballs, it didn’t take long to roll up my sleeves and dig in.
We haven’t done a side-by-side comparison of this and other Ina and non-Ina meatball recipes, but this might be our favorite. (Side note: my kindergartner mentioned a “test” at school this week. It turns out it was a taste test … for meatballs. How adorable is that?) This was an easy home run, and really easy to make the night before. Even the super picky 8-year-old dug in.
I’m just a few recipes in to the new book, but so far, I’m impressed. Every time I think she’s run out of good ideas, she proves me wrong.