This week has been about luxuries. I've been drinking expensive coffee and even
more expensive cognac, neither of which I've had to pay for. Lucky me! So
when it came to familydinner and my turn to cook I found myself craving
something simple and non luxury. Not that I'd been eating foie gras, caviar
and oysters all week, but I felt like I needed a contrast. For me there isn't much
more family orientated and simple than meat balls with spaghetti and
tomato sauce. I'll happily tell all about my Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee and my
quest to make the perfect cup of coffee, and the Fine Champagne Cognac that I
also profited from this week, but I'd just as soon (or sooner) talk about meat
balls and how they're an easy way to feed and impress a large group.
There are plenty of meat ball recipe available online. I've made them in a food
blender and without blending and it makes a difference, but get your
seasoning right and either makes a delicious meat ball. I use rosemary in the
meat and thyme in the tomato sauce.