They're a kid's dinner menu must-have.
Move Over, Meatloaf
Meatballs, like rounder, miniature versions of meatloaf, are easy to prepare and a little more fun for the kids (they're smaller and they roll--that's always better, right?). So push up the kids' sleeves--they should be able to lend their two little hands to the preparation. Then comes the best part! The eating!
With so many different ways to season meatballs, you'll never be bored with repeat appearances at the dinner table. Serve them over the top of spaghetti with some marinara, or on their own with a veggie side dish.
The Worldly Meatball
We tend to think of the meatball as strictly Italian, but many other countries use them in traditional dishes:
- In Portugal and Brazil meatballs are typically fried and served with spaghetti.
- Danish meatballs are flattened a bit so they are ready for pan-frying.
- Italian meatballs are eaten as a main course or in soup.
- Turkish cuisine includes more than 80 types of meatballs.
- In Finland meatballs are served with gravy, boiled potatoes, and loganberry jam.