Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sharing recipes Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!
This is my second sharing recipe Friday.
It only took me 3hrs to work on blogger!
Some days I really dislike blogger. You'll see what I
mean by the last photo!
Today's recipe is
Pasta and Meatballs
This is my fast version for a week night.
I usually do a 2hr sauce with meatballs
but tonight it is the 30minute one.
For Meatballs:
1/4 cup Fresh breadcrumbs (I buy mine from the local bakery)
1/4 cup grated asiago cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley(not the curly)
1 shallot finely chopped
1 large garlic clove grated into mixture
1/2 tsp salt and pepper, dried oregano
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 large egg, beaten
1 1lb lean ground beef
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix
thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill mixture
in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350. Remove mixture from
refrigerator. Shape meat into mini meatballs
about 1/2 to 3/4 inch rounds and place
on foil lined baking sheet.
Bake on centre rack of over till cooked through
about 10 -15minutes. Reserve meatballs.
For Pasta:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves , chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 cup white wine or chicken stock
1 280z can diced tomatoes and juice
1 cup of 35% cream
1 tsp finely chopped parsley
Shaved asiago cheese
Package of Spaghettini pasta
Heat olive oil in deep dish saute pan over medium heat.
Add onion , garlic, bay leaf, red pepper flakes and sugar.
Saute mixture , stirring continually, until onion
begins to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in wine or stock and saute until liquid
evaporates, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add tomatoes and juice to pan and increase heat
to medium-high. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat
to medium-low, cover pan, and simmer, stirring occasionally to break
up the tomatoes,until mixture is thickened, about 30minutes.
Meanwhile , cook pasta in boiling salted water (the water should
taste like a day at the beach) cook till al dente. Add do not
rinse pasta!
Uncover pot and add cream to tomato sauce, followed
by the meatballs. Simmer sauce until thick and meatballs
are heated through, about 5 - to 10 minutes.

(here are the meatballs right before being put in the oven)

Add chopped parsley and cooked pasta toss
until combined. Season to taste with salt
and pepper. Top with shaved asiago cheese.

My camera refused to co-operate
so I am sorry
my photo is sideways!!

But you get the picture ...right?
turn your screen
on its side!!

Pasta and Meatballs
a great dinner on a Friday night!!

Thanks for visiting
and hopefully next Friday the photos
will be right side up!!

Pamela xo


  1. OOOOOOOh! Still looks good to me. I LOVE pasta. When I was growing up Wednesday was always spaghetti nite! Thanks for your visit to my linens post. There's no explaining the appeal is there?

  2. Pamela, that looks delish.... thanks for sharing that wonderful recipe, and thanks for stopping by for a visit today and for your sweet comments!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

  3. Great looking recipe. YOu know I am Italian so it is fun to see different recipes for meatballs and sauce. Yours is different, but I think I may try those meatballs with some of the extra things you add, that I don't! Thanks XO

  4. Pamela, Very yummy I make mine the same way.. And It's very good..


  5. That looks great...and rather than turn my screen sideways I just laid flat out on my desk and looked over. Glad no one walked into my office just then;>) I always do my meatballs in a much smarter to bake them...You are one smart cookie...or would that be one smart meatball? Hugs-Diana

  6. That looks very good!
    I also bake my meatballs, so less grease.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Pamela...I was craving pasta all day yesterday!
    I think you just "kicked the meatballs up a notch"! I'll be cooking this on Sunday! Have a good weekend! *Lynne*
    I work in google and AOL... I keep aol because of the silly "you've got mail" that I have been greated with for years. (my sentimental side) I'm thinking of changing to wordpress next month...we'll see!

  8. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I know how long it takes to do a recipe post (I usually forget to take the pics).
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Julie

  9. Your meatballs look so delish!! I am going to make both the meatballs and your pasta sauce recipe this weekend. I know that David will love it!!! Tell Sam that he is lucky to have such a wonderful Mama who cooks delicious meals for him!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  10. WOW Pamela!!!!!!!! It looks like restaurant fare! yummy!

  11. Wow! You are quite the chef! Sounds amazing!

  12. Wow, I feel the same way about blogger! Your meal looks amazing!
    (And I wouldn't have noticed the lettering unless you mentioned it because I was too busy being hungry and looking at your delicious food!)

    I am on month 6 of low carb--it's taking forever...I forget what pasta tastes

    Have a great weekend and lots of fun!!!

  13. This looks delish. Just when are you planning to prepare this again so I can make dinner plans? :)

  14. looks so good! thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  15. That looks yummy! Can't wait to try it!

    PS our weather forecast says 100% chance of rain! I don't think I've ever heard them say 100% here...I'm waiting! :-)

  16. Oh Pamela! This looks soo delicious. I'm now craving spaghetti and meatballs! The pics are great!

  17. This sounds delicious - my kids will love it, but what is Asiago cheese - I'm not sure we get it is South Africa? We get Parmesan cheese - is it something like that? x Sharon

  18. That looks delicious, I'll definitely try it. I love your sidebar photos too, they're lovely. Rachaelxx

  19. You have such a pretty blog. I am a fellow Canadian and love to hear how things in B.C. I lived in Calgary for 4 years and was able to visit Vancouver. Loved it. I'm your new follower. Deb=^..^=x5

  20. Wow..great receipe..I cook my meat balls that way too... I am going to use your sauce receipe for sure sounds yummy! thanks for sharing!

  21. I think making meatballs is one of those wonderful things one can do for her family! Yours look and sound amazing!
    Yes, blogger can be difficult at times - but it surely has been worth it!
    God Bless<

  22. We haven't made spaghetti and meatballs in a long time...IT'S TIME! Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing your tips! ♥

  23. There is only one word for that dish -- YUMMY! I love pasta and that creamy sauce looks sooo good.

  24. Pam--I forgot to tell you how delicious this looks. Love the last picture, with that curl of cheese. Yummo.

  25. That meal looks so delish! I am going to try your recipe to mix it up! Pamela, everytime I come over here and I see that picture of your guest bath on the right sidebar...I just want to climb right in that tub and take a nice, long hot bath! You have it styled so perfectly! Angie xo

  26. Hi Pamela!
    I loved your recipe for Broccoli and Cashews and can't wait to try your Pasta and Meatballs!!!! Thanks for sharing. :) Cyndie


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo