Saturday, December 17, 2005

Christmas Meatballs

at 3:03 p.m. today i embark on a strange and unfamiliar journey. one involving ground meat and breadcrumbs.

yes. i hath decided that i shall venture to make meatballs for a holiday potluck this evening. a choice that makes as much sense as ever given that:
  • i have never made meatballs.
  • this is san francisco, and the food item i am preparing to bring to a potluck is not in any way healthy, organic, vegan, or even vegetarian.
  • according to the recipe, it takes 2 hours to do this, which translated into kristy time means 4 hours, which is interesting given that i need to be AT the shindig in 4 hours.
  • meatballs are not exactly a christmas/holiday tradition for me, my family, my friends, or really anyone i know.
  • no one asked for them.
and yet here i go.


17 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy, hearty and and comforting considering the weather today. Good for you for having the guts to even attempt this. I took the easy road and not only did I order a Cajun rubbed deep fried turkey from Honey Baked Hams on-line, I'm having it delivered directly to my friend's house so I don't even have to thaw it and warm it! I'm sure everyone will love your meatballs, as well as enjoy the story that will accompany them, as I'm sure there's going to be one. Have fun! N~

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  2. my grandmother is rolling over in her grave. even I can make a good italian meatball! next time (as if there will be a next meatball-making extravaganza), call your italian friends.

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  3. As a San Franciscan carnvinore who worked in an Italian restaurant for ten years, I must say: Kristy's meatballs were very good. And her chocolate chip cookies were spectacular.

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  4. Anon, I'm sure her meatballs were a huge hit, but, come on...I know there's got to be a story behind the making of....or are you saving that for her to devulge, if she feels the urge, on her blog? I know there's one there!

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  5. See, that is exactly why you should be making meatballs. Perfect.

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  6. Good choice.
    All you need is some toothpicks to spear the suckers and some sauces for dunking - yummy.
    Take care

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  7. but how drunk did she get at the party? tell or I will.

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  8. i am just wild about meatballs and meatballs are just wild about me.

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  9. Re point #2: that's exactly the reason they'd be a huge hit at my house. But then again, my friends love the white trash mayo-paremesan cheese-onion dip that causes your arteries to shut down completely. So there you go. (I'm sure they were wonderful.)

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  10. you know your meatballs rock when the italian member of your urban family eats the leftovers the next day.

    just sayin'

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  11. Well ... If no one eats them you can have meatballs for lunch clear through the spring!

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  12. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

    That's all I have to say, really.

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  13. i am in love with an ubermeatball.

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  14. kristy - we had our holiday party on saturday as well, cocktails and light fare. as usual, i made a ton of stuff, but the main hot appetizer was, you guessed it, meatballs. i had never made them either, oddly enough, and they came out well. but the funny thing is that, at the same time, on opposite coasts, we were both making meatballs.

    - cuznate

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  15. They were very good...though there was some stiff competition from the tortalini, bacon wrapped mini kelbasa,and chocolate chip cookies

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  16. bacon wrapped mini-kielbasa??? geeeeze!!

    guess my bacon-wrapped dates weren't too badly missed, then!

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  17. And the leftover meatballs???
    Freeze 'em then use em in those surgical tubing sligshots on annoying trick-or-treaters next Halloween...
    I'm just sayin is all.....

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