The husband was happy as this is one of his favorite meals however I cheated a little bit. In my freezer, I had what my husband calls “the best meatballs ever”. Today was busy with Valentines parties, Cub Scouts and karate so I had to improvise and use what I already had. The frozen meatballs are from a recipe that I took off the Food Network website. Grandma Maronis Meatballs 100 Year Old Recipe was from the Bobby Flay Showdown and these are our favorite meatballs. They also kicked Bobby Flay’s butt. And I mean that in a most affectionate way. Click here if you would like the recipe. I followed Ina’s sauce recipe and it was good if you want a quick sauce. I prefer my “red gravy” cooked long and slow but this was a good standby for a busy day. I would definitely double the sauce as this did not make enough for all the spaghetti. Only the husband and I eat sauce as the kids like butter and cheese so it was enough for ours but not for many more servings.
Thanks Rebecca for picking a nice recipe which fit in great with my busy day. Click here for the whole Barefoot Contessa version.