I made the sauce and meatballs from scratch. Something I don't think I mentioned previously is my heritage. I am Italian, 1st generation (No Jersey shore jokes, please! :). My parents were both born in Italy, they both cook, and food has always been a major part of my life. I do OK in the kitchen, but I can get lazy, especially in months September - June when I'm busy teaching and being mommy. I have my basics down pat though. So if anyone doesn't already know how to make pasta sauce and meatballs from scratch, here you go!
I used ground turkey meat for my meatballs (it's not contaminated, I checked). All you need is bread crumbs, eggs, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Chop up some garlic and add it to your bowl. I'm really bad about measuring lately, I just did the old "eye ball" when I added my bread crumbs and cheese. I used 2 eggs. Salt and pepper is up to your discretion. Combine all ingredients and mash together with hands (perfect stress reliever if you're having a bad day!) Roll into balls of whatever size you want. Here are mine after rolling:
|La Fede peeled tomatoes|
|Passapomodoro more commonly known as a food mill|