Football is not something I count among my favorite things. Sports in general just don’t appeal to me as a spectator type event. However, judging by the obnoxious amount of purple around my parts, I can either gather that our Baltimore Ravens have progressed further in the….um…happy fun play time league OR Prince is coming to town and we’re all just really excited about it.
“Waymen hon, you see what this girl is writing about ‘dem birds? What a harble examble of a Balmer, Merlin girl! I don’t unnersteaned how she could be so ignit.” Full disclosure: as I was born in Arizona and spent my first few years in Germany, I don’t have that beautiful accent we’re so famous for….unless I am extremely upset. In that case it’s hard to tell if I’m from Maryland, Minnesota, or Georgia. My voice travels this fine country during fits of anger.
I do love a good party though, and if you’re watching the big game or just having some friends over to watch a marathon of Jem DVD’s it’s hard to go wrong with mini-meatballs and dipping sauce. Some will love the meat factor and others will love their tiny size and portability on a toothpick.
Everyone wins! (GO RAVENS!)
- 1 slice of bread
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 1/2 lb. ground veal
- 2 slices of panchetta, minced
- 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- 1 heaping Tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- salt and fresh black pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, soak the bread and cream together.This replaces the usual egg and bread crumb you might see in other recipes. Use your hands and squish it together. Set aside until ready to use.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix in the squishy bread/cream mixture.
Prep a cookie sheet with foil and non-stick spray or with your favorite no-stick method of baking. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Cook for 15 minutes, rotate and cook for another 15 minutes.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and serve immediately.
Serve with your favorite sauce and root for the best team!