Friday, November 19, 2010

Lesson Three from the Italian Mama (in 100 Words or Less)

I'm frantic about my meatballs. 

Extended family will dine next week on spaghetti and meatballs the day before Thanksgiving.  I can't remember what to do, and I want to do it right. 

The Italian Mama advises me that I have choices.  I can brown the meatballs in olive oil and then cook them in the sauce all day, or I can throw them directly in the sauce.  The browning gives a little crunch, but it doesn't ultimately matter.  In her words, we'll still reach the "goodness inside."

I can throw them.   I can relax and still reach the goodness inside. 

For more Italian Mama:
Lesson One
Lesson Two


Heather said...

How funny! I made meatballs last night! My mother-in-law's recipe never fails to please. It's a favorite in our house. You'll do fine. But I agree, you definitely have to have a little music to cook to. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Throw it! This was a short post. But that is so funny.