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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Calling All Meat-A-Balls!!!

Hi All! Hope you had a fantabulous Valentine’s Day weekend. We spent a quiet weekend just doing some catching up on things. I even got a chance to work on March’s clickable calendar:) Which brings me to today’s post.

As I was preparing the calendar for March, it occurred to me that one of the reasons why I yearned to create a clickable food calendar was so I could include you and your delicious creations. So, I came up with an idea. I thought if I could have you send me some of the links that I need to complete the calendar, I could group them all together in one big post and link it to the calendar. How does that sound?

Here, let me give you an example. As you might have guessed, there are a lot of yummy days to celebrate in the month of March. You’ve probably seen one of the many lists I have compiled through the years. Not only are there daily celebrations. There are monthly celebrations too. Think Frozen Food Month for instance. Oh wait, don’t think that, we’ve had quite enough freezing thank you very much:) Anyway, you get my drift.

I’d like to focus on one particular day. A day I know many of you have already done posts for even if they weren’t for ”thee” day itself. You probably have some idea by now. I mean after all, did you see the title of this post??? That’s right, meatballs!

I know I’ve seen piles of meatballs recipes on your blogs the past years. Why not group some of them together in one big meatball collage and share the feast! Now it doesn’t matter if those meatballs are in soups, in heroes or on top of spaghetti all covered with cheese. It doesn’t even matter if they aren’t fresh. You could have posted the most scrumptious meatball recipe three years ago, and that would be just fine. Those meatballs or that meatball dish (think sweet and sour meatballs, meatball soup) can be any nationality from any where in the world. They don’t even have to be called meatballs per se. They can be called Frikadeller or meatball by any other language. My plan is to mound them all together in one big collage and link it up to the March calendar for National Meat Ball Day on Monday March 9th!

That’s right. There’s actually a Meatball Day and it is celebrated on March 9th. All you guys need to do is send your meatball link to me acalenda {at} gmail {dot} com. Please put meatball in the subject line and have your links in by February 25th. I know it isn’t much notice but it isn’t like you have to do a post. (of course you can if you like:) Just dig through those previous posts of yours, choose your favorite meatball post and send it on over!!! I will then add it to the above meatball graph with clickable links to your post. Yep, that's right, your very own image map! Now, How cool is that???

Wait, there’s more. How would you like your Meat-A-Balls to be featured right smack in the middle of that meatball graph up there? Easy peasy as Marjie likes to say:) Just be the 15th meatball recipe to come rolling into my email and your meatballs will be darning center stage. So, make sure you send in the largest picture you can. You never know, your Meat-A-Balls could be number fifteen! Did you count the squares up there? If you haven’t, there are 25 including the middle. So, that’s another thing to keep in mind. We only have room for 25 of your favorite meatballs. You may send as many meat-a-ball links as you wish. Choose quickly though:) Any questions? Leave them in the comment section and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Now for the recipe for Meatballs in Tomato Stroganoff. Hey, it’s from 1984, what did you expect, lol…

Are you ready for this “novelty”?

When I stumbled across this in the My Great Recipes recipe file, I thought I was seeing things. I know it isn’t meatball related. I mean really Cauliflower Center Meatloaf??? Here’s the recipe:

Well, that’s it for today “kids.” Go dig out those meatball recipes and send them on over. Oh wait, if for some reason I’ve been seeing things and there hasn’t been mounds of meatballs posted on your blogs, not to worry, I’ll just wing it for Meatball Day and we’ll try again another time. No worries:) Louise:)

59 comments:

  1. This is too funny, as I just made spaghetti and meatballs tonight. The only trouble is-- I bought the meatballs. But I just might have THE post to do for you --- one I've been thinking of for a long time.

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  2. Simply damn delicious meat balls!!!
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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    1. I'm sure you have some tasty meatballs on your blog just waiting to be shared, Dedy:)

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  3. Wow! Adding our recipes to your calendar sounds great! As soon as I finish my projects, I'll try to participate! :)

    Meatloaf with cauliflower center is terrific... I should give the recipe a try!

    Have a lovely Sunday, Louise

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    1. That will be wonderful Marcela! That cauliflower meatloaf recipe does sound rather...intriguing:)

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  4. One of the most popular meatballs selling in Singapore is surprisingly from Ikea! So whenever people talk about meatballs, that's the first place that comes to my mind. Lol! I had a great V-Day celebration at home & hope you had a wonderful time too. Happy Valentine's Day to you too, dear! xoxo

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    1. Oh I know of those meatballs, Shirley. My daughter and the kids LOVE them!!! So glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Day. Ours was quiet and filled with chocolate. (well Marion's was:)

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  5. Coincidence: I posted about meatballs today. Israeli meatballs called kofta from the famous "Jerusalem" cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. I love your idea.

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    1. GREAT Mae! They look delicious!!! Thanks:)

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  6. Good Morning Louise ,
    Why is it I always get hungry when I visit ,,, you have such wonderful goodies . The cauliflower centered meatloaf sounds interesting . We love cauliflower , yes even the kids , I will make this one for dinner soon . What a great idea for meatball month , family have a favorite , I will wait until March to post it , I will send you my link as soon as I make another dish .
    I do so think I will make it next week .

    I love this post and as they all do , it made me smile .
    I do so hope your Valentine's Day ... I know it was a cold one so my friend stay safe and warm . Thanks you for sharing ~Nee~ :)

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    1. I bet the kids will get a "kick" out of a hidden cauliflower in their meatloaf, Nee. What a surprise!!! You send that meatball recipe over whenever you're ready:) You don't even need to make new meatballs. I seem to remember some tasty looking meatballs on your blog from months past.

      I'm so glad this post made you smile. It made me smile too:)

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  7. That cauliflower center meatloaf is . . . interesting.:-) Fun stuff! And although I rarely make meat balls, I actually have Moroccan one I can send you way!

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    1. I thought the same thing, John...interesting...

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  8. Dear Louise,
    It is freezing here and I just read your post. I love the idea of the Meatballs all together....you always have such great thoughts. Love your recipes and I especially likes the "Cauliflower Center Meatloaf" one. So very different, have not seen that before. Great post and I will email you on the meatball post. I do hope that you and Marion had a lovely Valentine's Day and you are staying warm. Thank you for sharing...plus I love the calendar of each month. It is fun to see what is ahead...Have a wonderful Sunday...
    Dottie :)

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    1. That Cauliflower recipe is most unusual, Dottie. I've never seen it either. We just got more snow showers, Dottie. I don't think we have as much as you though:) And yes, it is FREEZING!!!

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  9. Check this one out, Louise, and I hope to post another meatball inspired post in March but it will be past the deadline: http://eliotseats.com/?p=20666 . The cauliflower meatball invention looks so strange. Really is a throw-back recipe. :)

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  10. I love the cauliflower monstrosity! It does actually look like a really big meatball before it is sliced, so I'd say it is perfectly appropriate. :-)

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  11. Hi Louise,

    I have never seen a whole cauliflower in a meatloaf before! This is so innovative!!! What a nice way to tell the meatballs / meatloaves lovers to eat more vege!!! LOL!

    PS... I think you have mixed me up with Ivy again... I know because Ivy wrote to me that she is busy and you tell me not to worry... You are so cute, Louise! :p

    Zoe

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    1. It's a first for me to Zoe. I suppose your theory could be the reason for it but, I doubt it, lol...

      It's quite possible that I did mix you up with Ivy. Things have been hectic around here lately, thank you for understanding:)

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  12. Cards like that made it into my recipe book! But only one pound of meat for 4 of my dudes would never be enough. Funny how different people create different perceptions of how much food is necessary. Adding people's recipes to your calendar is genius, and I hope lots of folks send you meatball recipes! As for me, well, let's just say that when the requirement is for 5 pounds of meat, the less handling needed, the better ;-)

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    1. Who know Marjie, after Shannon gets married, maybe you will require less than 5 pounds, lol or not, her husband could be coming over for dinner, lol...

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  13. I will see what meatball recipes I have.

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  14. i've made exactly one kind of meatball, and that was following my grandma's very tried and very true recipe. if it ain't broke... :)

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  15. I Louise, I just checked my site and realized that I did not have one single meatball anything on my site, how could that be?......well anyway if i can muster the time, will find something, post it and send link to you. Hope you had a great week-end.

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    1. I'm as surprised as you are, Cheri. You have all kinds of goodies on that delicious blog of yours. Can't wait til you add meatballs to the list!!!

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  16. Love this idea and I have plenty of meatball recipes. Meatball link on the way!

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  17. Fab idea Louise! (as always :-))
    I have sent you the email with my links. Almost everyone likes meatballs and I am sure it will be very successful.
    Thank you Louise!
    xx

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  18. Meatballs are cool! I should dig my posts..I think I might had some recipe for meatballs too! :D

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  19. What a wonderful idea Louise!! I don't think I have a meatball recipe in my blog, but I do have a "polpettone" recipe (polpettone in italian means "big meatball"). Could that work the same? My very best to you and a big hug, Mary

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    1. Yes Mary! The bigger the meatball the better!!!

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  20. wow this is lovely Lousie..sending you the link ...

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  21. Hope you had a fantabulous Valentine’s Day weekend, too, Louise! Fun idea and a great way to use one of those super sized bargains the stores are usually featuring! A month of meatballs and no two nights the same :-) Will send links.

    Happy Chinese New Year on Thursday. Kung Hei Fat Choy!
    What a week!!

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  22. Looking forward to seeing the meatball recipes you receive. I've never heard of a cauliflower stuffed meatloaf before!

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  23. LOL, Bill would probably be disappointed to cut into his meatloaf and find cauliflower! I think I've made baked fudge and as I recall my kids enjoyed it---but I can't say they have gourmet palates. Off to check if I have a worthy meatball post for you :)

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  24. Alas, we have a long lost family frikadeller recipe that we still mourn or I would contribute it. And you needn't fear Louise, it is frozen food month, not frozen blogger month...

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  25. This sounds like a fabulous idea, Louise. I have no meatballs to add but will eagerly await the entries. And in the meantime, if I have a hankering for cauliflower-stuffed meatloaf, I know right where to go :)

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  26. So this is a weird coincidence but I am watching a food program and they were just making insanely large meatballs. And right before I came to your site I proclaimed loudly that I don't like meatballs to no one in general lol. I am not a big meat eater period. It doesn't taste great for me, I don't know why, maybe my taste buds are super sensitive or something. I wish I could wolf them down but no. Same as meatloaf. Not that I've ever consumed any, I think it's more of an American dish. But honestly placing cauliflower in the centre makes it so much less appealing! I don't like cauliflower either too bland.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  27. Whoa that cauliflower covered with a meatball is crazy. But who does not love meatballs!! Clarice

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  28. Somehow I never thought in using meatballs in stroganoff...more I think about it more I wanted to try...and the cauliflower inside a meatloaf, somehow comes to me as a..."WOW"...a choking surprise hehehe!
    Hope you are enjoying your week my dear Louise :)

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  29. Dear Louise, This is a wonderful idea. I love the title of this post too. It actually brought back good memories! Thank you for that.
    Please take care in this very cold weather; both you and Marion. One more cold snap on the way; "here we go again"!!
    Oh, well with today being Ash Wednesday, spring is just around the corner.
    Keep warm and safe. Blessings and xoxo Catherine

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  30. .Love hat cauliflower meatloaf! What fun.
    So sorry about no meatball recipes...believe it or not, I have Lea Ann's recipe sitting on my desktop ready to make, just waiting for company. Going to miss this though!

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  31. These meatballs look amazing Louise! and make me feel hungry:))
    Gerardo my son love meatballs!
    Send you hugs and love dear Louise!

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  32. What a meatloaf, Louise! Not sure I'll ever make it though, but it sounds good! :-) I emailed you my meatball link and I'm looking forward to seeing all the great recipes on March 9th! By the way, great post title! Take care.

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  33. Your posts are always so much fun to read, Louise. I'm a fan of all of your vintage recipes. But I hope you don't mind if I pass on that cauliflower meatloaf......as weirdly intriguing as it is! I wish I had a meatball recipe for you....but my meatballs are more like hockey pucks! And so that's why I turn to you! Great post! : )

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  34. Hi Louise,
    Oh the cauliflower meatloaf is so special as I've not seen one before.
    Gosh ! Meatballs party in March ! GREAT Ya! Thank you ! Okay, I had a swedish meatballs post recently. Will be sending the link & pic to you via email ^-^!

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  35. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and good wishes while I was sick. I wish I had some meatball recipes to share with you but alas......

    I am about to shake this awful cold no get back on the road to good eating no visiting my foodie friends again!

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  36. Hi Louise!
    Thanks again for stopping by my website yesterday to see my latest recipe of the "Chipotle Beer Battered Fish Tacos"! I love meatballs, and the meatball party sounds fun! I love this post- food history and holidays are 2 of my favorite things. Thanks for inviting me, and I'll send you my link! XX Red

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  37. Hola querida Louise muy linda su receta y original me encanta la coioflor voy a copiar su receta sabrosa,estoy descansando ahora y antes estaba delicada de salud por la gracia de Dios estoy mejor,abrazos y saludos

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