Monday, October 30, 2006

Sicilian Meatballs (Page 222)

  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 7:30pm
  • Location: Somerville, MA
  • Kitchen: My Apartment
  • Dining Companions: Jessie, Matt, Lauren, Denis, Marco, Veronique, Philippe, Ricky, Angelica, Glen, Matt H, and Ana
  • Recipe Rating: B+
These meatballs were a component of the "Perciatelli with Sausage Ragu and Meatballs" that I made for the pasta potluck dinner I had last Sunday night. They were quite good. They had a very nice flavor, and the addition of currents and pine nuts gave them a unique twist. They also retained a wonderful juiciness throughout the cooking. My only complaint is that they lacked enough structural integrity to survive the ragu. Some of them remained whole, but many of them just fell apart as they cooked in the sauce. It made the dish seem a bit more like pasta in meat sauce than pasta with meatballs. They were very tasty though!

Tonight Alex and I made dinner at his place. We hadn't cooked together in more than a month so it was fun to get together again and cook! We took advantage of the resources available at his place and chose mainly dishes that involved either grilling or lots of alcohol! Alex also showed me the code for the blog index that he made, which was pretty cool. And I got him to add a new feature: a list of my frequent fellow chefs and dining companions, listed in order by how many recipes they have helped with. It's pretty interesting! Chris is way ahead (with 67 recipes!). It will be a while before anyone catches him. The next cluster of people is in the mid-forties. If you want to see it, click on "Project Index" on the right and then scroll all the way to the bottom. There should be some sort of prize for the person in the lead -- any suggestions? Maybe I should buy The Book for the person in the lead... hmmm... the only problem with that is that many of the people near the top already own The Book (coincidence? perhaps not!). I will have to think of something...

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