Several years ago, a country band called Diamond Rio released a song called "Beautiful Mess."
Spending all my time with you
There's nothing else I'd rather do
What a sweet addiction that I'm caught up in
'Cause I can't get enough
Can't stop the hunger for your love
What a beautiful, what a beautiful mess I'm in"
There's only one problem with this gorgeous mess of meaty goodness.
There's no real recipe.
It's different every time and is constantly evolving.
There are however, a few constants. They involve 2 lb. ground beef, Parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, crushed cracker crumbs, an egg, oregano and various Italian spices, kosher salt and pepper.
First, you mix the big old mess together. Then separate into little balls with a spoon or Ben's favorite, a cookie scoop.
Rolling, rolling, roll the meatballs....
Drop into a dutch oven with your favorite sauce and let simmer for two to three hours.
Just the way I like it.
Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! Tomorrow we have a re-cap of the Babies' Birthday party! Then this weekend, we have the chronicles of the Rubber Chicken as he rescues his lady love of frizz, the Fuzzy Duck! And more whimsical fun coming your way! Stay tuned!