Saturday, October 23, 2010

Meatballs a'la Alton Brown, Part 2

Ta-daaa!  They were good!

When Greg got home from fishing (with no fish, sadly) I started cooking, just like I said I would.  The only exception to my original plan was that I decided to go cash in my $200 winning scratch ticket, and while I was doing that I started thinking about this awesome Greek salad a local pizza place makes.  I have only had a taste of this salad, when my coworker had one for lunch.  SO GOOD.  So, with my loot, I went to the pizza place and ordered a salad.  A small salad was enough for both of us to have some, with leftovers.  Delicious, too.

First I cooked the pasta and heated the meatballs in the marinara sauce.

That is my pasta-cooking pot that I got at a yard sale back in the 90's!  The meatball pot is an old dutch oven that I've had for as long as I can remember.  Note the shoddy quality of the dutch oven.   A new dutch oven is going on my want list.  This is also the pot I cook beans in.  It's a great pot, it's just worrisome how the teflon or asbestos or whatever it's coated with is scratched like that. 

The na'an heated in the oven while everything else cooked.  This was a multinational, fusion-type dinner with Italian, Greek and Indian cuisine all rolled into one.  Take that, Alton Brown.

Hosting my Imaginary Cooking Show
Dinner was awesome.  Greg is having pumpkin pie right now and if I ever get hungry again, I may have a pineapple upside-down cupcake.    The verdict:


  1. They sure look yummy!!:) Glad you enjoyed them.

  2. Yummers, i'm ready to come over :)

  3. What a hoot! I made spaghetti w/meatballs tonight for the first time in, I bet 20 years. Glad yours were fab. I gave mine a B-.
    So happy to see you're blogging! xox

  4. Patrice, we still connect across the miles. :)

  5. I'm going to get down to your beautiful beach town one day, Karyn. I can't wait to make a meal together and hug you in person.
    P.S. It's been awhile since I've posted any work to my blog. Perhaps you will be my inspiration.
    P.S.II. Loved your "I saw my mom today" post.

  6. Sounds fabulous! Sorry no fish came home with the fisherman, but glad you enjoyed your efforts and your day!

    So glad there is a picture of you included with the spread!

  7. I have chest pains from laughing. You crack me up. Take that Alton Brown! ha.