We don’t go out for Valentine’s Day dinner. Too crowded. Plus our wedding anniversary is the week before, so we’ve just barely had a romantic outing. We’ve decided to make Valentine’s day a family day for our kids.
I’ve always wanted to try meatballs, so I decided to make them for our Valentine’s dinner. I know, I know. How can I be 26 years old and never had meatballs? I wouldn’t try them when I was a kid because I thought they were gross. Now that I actually want to try them I can’t because they usually have gluten (bread crumbs) in them.
I used this recipe from allrecipes. It was pretty good, but next time I’ll cut down on the sugar (like the reviews suggest).
I found them in Highland at Kohler’s grocery store. I bought them because they cost around $2. Cheap, huh?! I used the last of them on these meatballs, so I really need to look around for more. I put Italian seasoning in them to make them “Italian seasoned bread crumbs.”
For the noodles I used what I had on hand (my sister-in-laws mom gave these to me):
I’m not sure where she got them, but as you can see, she got them on clearance for $1.60. I'm really glad I was given these because I never would have given them a chance otherwise. I thought rice pasta was the only gluten free way to go. Potato pasta gets mushy and I thought corn pasta would have too strong of a corn taste. I was wrong. At least with these ones. Really good!
I’m super cheap, so my family had regular gluten-filled pasta while I had this. It turned out really good!
I don’t know that the meatball recipe I used is the best out there (there’s a Martha Stewart meatball recipe I want to try- it has bacon in it!), but it was pretty good. Mostly I just want to let you know that the gluten free corn flake crumbs worked wonderfully and were a great price!
It was a fun dinner! We also had jell-o with strawberries in it and green salad (the rest of my family also had heart shaped garlic bread- yeah, I’m that nice. I make things for them I can’t eat.).
Do you have a favorite meatball recipe?