I'm so excited. This is only my second time cooking along with the Barefoot Bloggers, so you would think I'd throw myself into it and follow every nuance of the recipe.
Not so much.
The meatballs call for veal, pork and beef. I don't touch the first two, and I'm not huge on beef either. The sauce requires wine (another no go) and parsley (I'm the only person on earth who hates parsley). I didn't have spaghetti. But I was determined to press on, so I made turkey meatballs instead. I cooked the sauce for a long time to build the flavor, then pureed it in the food processor to make it look classier. It turned out a little chunkier than I would have liked, but the flavor was spot on with the addition of my secret weapon, balsamic vinegar. I served the meatballs and sauce over a bed of fettucine, with a sprinkle of parmesan.
How was it? Fantastic! I slurped up much more of the large serving than I had planned, but it was so good! I think the meatballs and sauce would freeze well (in separate containers) for an easy weeknight dinner. If you'd like the real recipe, you'll find it here. Check out what the other Barefoot Bloggers did here.