Ducks 'n a Row: Meatballs-A Delicious Warm-Me-Up Meal for a Cold Winter's Night

09 January 2012

Meatballs-A Delicious Warm-Me-Up Meal for a Cold Winter's Night

What do you serve your family on a cold winter's night? We have a number of tummy-warming favorites but there are some days that there can only be one: Spaghetti and Meatballs! Nothing else will do!

Two of my best friends are Italian, Rosemary and Annie Marie. They make it all from scratch and it tastes wonderful! Any restaurant would be proud. 
My version is less authentic. Partially homemade, partially Prego. It won't win awards but it's very easy and my family likes it a lot. Try this on for a size!

Homemade Meatballs
Makes 12 meatballs
1 lb 90% lean ground beef
1/4 cup unflavored bread crumbs
1 eggs
generous dash of dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
dash oregano
dash dried parsley flakes

Mush it all together and form into meatballs approximately 2 inches in diameter. Put on foil-covered baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until juices run out. Place the meatballs in saucepan of piping hot spaghetti sauce.

The Spaghetti Sauce
1 jar Prego Traditional flavor sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1 tsp. sugar
Add garlic powder and dried basil to taste
Add water and stir until it is the desired consistency.

Prepare a box of spaghetti, per the directions on the box, and voila! You have a wonderful hot meal for a cold winter's night. Serve it with a tossed salad and some Italian bread with butter on the side.

Some more great meatball recipes:

Do you have a favorite "warm-me-up" recipe?
Tell us about it in the comments and feel free to add a link, too! 

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