mangia bene, vivi felice (eat well, live happy)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 |

this photo is a typical sunday dinner growing up in an italian family. you have the men in the 'wife beater' undershirts (of course they weren't called that then!), you have pasta and salad. you have homemade wine for everyone (even the kids-which surprisingly isn't considered child abuse). you can't see the couches which are ALWAYS covered in plastic.
aaahhh-the good old days!
in this photo the little girl is my mom and my pop pop is next to her. the handsome young man in the front in the tshirt is my uncle anthony, who i had a HUGE crush on when i was little!
i thought i'd share our family recipe for 'gravy and meatballs'...
which to americans is 'spaghetti and meatballs'.
***these are in NO WAY a light healthy version. these taste GOOD!***
4 eggs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1T parsley
1 garlic clove
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
add EITHER 2 lbs ground beef, or any mixture of ground beef/veal/sausage.
in frying pan put 1/2"of oil and one onion sliced in 2, flat side down on medium heat. when onion is brown, start putting the meatballs in.
**don't throw away the oil when you are done!**
3,28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
oil from meatballs
1T basil
1T salt
dash of garlic and oregano
keep on low, stirring now and then for a few hours.



Sandi said...

I had no idea you had two blogs! You little rascal. This photo looks like something out of my family album. Wife beater t-shirts and all.

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

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