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Monday, March 9, 2015

Come and Get Your Meat-A-Balls! It's Meatball Day!

Yippee! It's finally here, Meatball Day has arrived!!! Don't each and every one of these meatballs look absolutely scrumptious??? I must say, it sure was a blast serving all of these meatballs on an image map clickable "platter." That's right folks, find your favorite meatball, good luck trying to pick just one, and click away. (I tried to center the clickable area but sometimes I'm a bit off:) Be sure and come back for a couple of helpings. One can never have enough meatballs you know. It would be ever so kind of you to leave a comment when you visit and thank the cooks who offered up their meatballs for us to devour, albeit, virtually of course:)

Surprise! I too made meatballs for Meatball Day! These Meatball Subs on a Stick have been hanging out on my Somthing On A Stick Pinterest board for about two months now. (Somthing On a Stick Day is March 28th:) I can't believe I finally got around to actually making them. Easy Peasy and oh so yummy. The inspiration for them came from here. You don't really need a recipe. I used my favorite turkey meatball recipe, which always includes a bit of applesauce by the way, and rolled them up smaller than usual. I was a bit nervous that they wouldn't cook in the 20 minutes it would take to bake the refrigerator bread sticks but they did. I served Marion hers with a plate of ravioli and some dipping marinara sauce. She told me she felt like she was at a "fancy" restaurant. Yes, she enjoyed them requesting the leftovers tonight for dinner:) As for me, I had mine served over a brown rice quinoa mix I bought at Trader Joe's with my very best favorite Trader Joe's Pepper Jelly as a dipping sauce. I actually smothered the jelly over everything. I LOVE the stuff!!! Oh, I did add a bit of Welch's grape jelly to the Pepper Jelly as an experiment, oh gosh, did it work much to my liking:) (I heated them together in the microwave until dippy:) My Meatball Subs aren't very cheesy as you can see. I'm not eating much cheese these days unless for very special ocassions or very special cheeses. I did make one cheesy one for Marion as you can see in the picture. Next time I'll make her a few more. She would really like melted mozzarella over the top.

One more thing before you go. Look at the ribbon my grandson Noah and his partner won at the Invent Idaho State Finals! Unfortunately, Noah's partner wasn't able to make the awards ceremony. The live presentation awards were on YouTube but in all the commotion, Michele didn't get to tell me in time. They might be on again. Anyway, Noah and his partner won third place in the Games and Gadgets category for their game called Fitness Hero! As you can imagine, we are all very proud of the boys. A few of the sponsors approached my daughter and her husband about marketing the game which was quite a surprise. Right now they are speaking to lawyers and such about patent security. It seems Invent Idaho has been a jumpstart for quite a few young inventors in the past. Michele was telling me about a 14 year old girl who placed third in her category a few years back. She's just about ready to bring her invention to market. It's called iCPooch. When her puppy was feeling lonely while she was away at school or vacation, this young inventor came up with a way to stay in touch with her puppy and even be able to give him a treat. It's very cool and oh so innovative! Aren't kids amazing!!!

Thank you all for visiting today and a very special thank you to all you meatball donors:) It sure was fun to put together. We'll have to do this again soon. Perhaps I should see what day we all can celebrate together in April, lol...Don't forget, Cookbook Wednesday is back. Dig out those cookbooks to share!!! Louise:)

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  1. Oh wow! Your meatballs look terrific!
    Congratulations for Michele!You must be very proud! I wish I could see their game! Sounds awesome!

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    1. We sure do have quite a selection of yummy meatballs, Marcela. I want to eat them all!!!

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  2. I love the meatball collage! Don't know if meatballs will make it on the menu tonight, though. I should have bought ground meat but I bought pork chops.

    And high-fives for your very clever grandson!

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    1. Thanks Mae, it was such fun to compile!

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  3. Happy Meatball Day! The thought of "subs on a stick" amuses me. :-)

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    1. Thanks Poppy! I'm glad you were amused. They were tasty too!

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  4. Morning Louise , what a thrill it was to see so many different varieties of meatballs in one place . I am ready for spring , ain't we all , to get ready I posted a meatball salad . (giggling).

    First and foremost , congrats to Noah and his partner for a job well done . To come in 3rd place is a feat in itself and I know how proud everyone is .
    Noah is a very handsome young man and what a gorgeous smile he has . We will hear good things from him and his partner in the years to come .
    Thanks for making me a part of all the wonderful meatball lovers . (giggling) bad am I not ? Nee :)

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    1. I saw that meatball salad of yours Nee. You really got into the spirit of Meatball Day, didn't you:)

      We are all proud of Noah. It was quite an exciting experience for him and his family.

      You are not bad, Nee, lol...you're funny, lol...

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  5. Congrats to Noah! What a great reward. And meat ball day -- the most anticipated day in the year! ;-) You did a great job with this -- so many wonderful recipes to explore. And thanks for including one of mine! This is really fun stuff. :-)

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    1. Everyone was so generous with their meatball recipes, including you. Thank you!

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  6. What a fabulous display!!! I love every single one of those meatballs. You have done a great job Louise. Now we have so many great recipes to try out.
    Congratulations Michele! Well done!!

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    1. I would like to try every one of those meatballs too, Alida. They all look so good!

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  7. I keep seeing great-looking meatball recipes lately and obviously need to make some. The meatballs on a stick look so fun with or without the cheese. Great job, Noah!

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    1. They were fun, Lisa! I bet you would even make them more appealing a whole lot tastier too!!!

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  8. So much fun to see so many different takes on the meatball! Thanks for all your hardwork!

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    1. It was fun to gather them all together Debbie. Thank YOU!

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  9. Your meatballs on a stick look delish. Congrats to Noah and his friend!

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  10. What a wonderful collection of meatballs Louise!!! One can never have enough of meatballs, they are so versatile and everyone loves them! Thank you for sharing my dear friend!! Hugs, Mary

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    1. You are so right Mary. I wonder if anyone has ever published a Meatball Cookbook, lol...Hugs right back at ya:)

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  11. Congratulations to your grandson. You must be a proud grandma.
    Kids are so smart these days.

    Your stick meatballs looks yummy.
    So many meatballs to chose from. I love the clickble feature.
    Thanks,
    JB


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    1. I am a very proud Grammy Julia, thank you:) Marion wants me to make those meatballs on a stick again,lol...

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  12. Thanks for all the hard work you did on putting together the meatball recipes. Congratulations to your grandson.

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  13. Well, I knew I should have made those meatballs today! Shucks! They will just have to wait until tomorrow.:-)

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    1. Not to worry, Nellie. There is plenty to share!!!

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  14. Just look at all those magnificent meatball recipes! And yours on a stick look wonderful, too. Congrats to your grandson!!!

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    1. I guess looking at all those meatballs gave you lots of inspiration Liz:) Your Mozzeralla Stuffed meatballs look amazing!!!
      http://www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com/2015/03/mozzarella-stuffed-meatballs.html

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  15. Congratulations to your grandson! Such a wonderful accomplishment. I love meatball subs. Now I'm craving one. I like mine with a little melted mozzarella, like Marion!!

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    1. Thank you Brandi. He is still in a whirlwind about the whole experience:)

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  16. It looks like you have some amazing meatball recipes. Your recipe for the meatball on a stick looks amazing!!
    Congratulations to your grandson! It would wonderful if he would be able to market is his game.

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    1. Gathering all these meatballs was such fun, Dawn. I'd love to try them all!!! Noah is still on cloud nine. Marketing is a bit more complicated than we expected though. We'll see:) Thanks for visiting, Dawn...

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  17. Louise, all of the meatballs look delish. But I love your meatball subs on a stick! What a FABULOUS idea! I am thinking of so many combinations. And food on a stick is always so much fun. Congratulations to your grandson! They must have been so excited. To think....we'll all be playing his game one day! : )

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    1. Don't forget March 28th is Something On A Stick Day Anne. A perfect day to try these "sticky" meatballs!!!

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  18. Dear Louise,
    Sorry I am late...with my mom's birthday celebration yesterday, I am so behind on things...How wonderful to see all the Meatballs. Thank you for adding mine in there...It looks fabulous, you did a great job! I love the idea of doing a special day at least once a month. Your meatballs on a stick looks so inviting! I want to just taste them all. Congratulations to Noah!!!! Go Noah!!!. your grandson makes you so proud, I am sure..I am posting for Wordless Tuesday a recipe for your Cookbook Wednesday...I am going to add the logo to my blog and I have added your info to my blog. Say hello to Marion, and once again thanks you are so amazing! Kudo's to you Louise! Have a good and a blessed week..
    Dottie :).

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  19. Dear Louise,
    I just entered my cookbook info on your Linky Link, but I posted the photo of the recipe not the photo of the cookbook. Sorry, I thought they wanted a photo of the dish instead of the cookbook...I linked the dish back to you and your logo of Cookbook Wednesday...Sorry it is late and I am so tired. Just let me know if you have to delete it and I will re-post it to Linky again...Thanks....
    Dottie :)

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  20. Hi Louise,
    Your meatball subs on a stick looked so inviting. Must be yummy!
    Wow ! Fabulous Meatballs Day ! Thank you so much for linking these yummy-licious meatballs recipes/posts. Great avenue for me to just "zoom-in" to try some of the recipes. Oh, congrats to Noah and his friend!
    Have a good week ahead and thank you again ... simply love those meatballs ^-^!

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  21. Awesome post Louise...I would love to try all the recipes of meatballs...pepper jelly from Trader Joe's? Need to look for it...sounds delicious...yum!
    Have a wonderful week ahead my dear :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana. So glad you enjoyed it:) Pepper Jelly from Trader Joe's is oh so yummy. I was actually thinking about it when I just visted those awesome crab cakes of yours!!!

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  22. Oh I'm sorry I missed meatball party! So many to choose from.. Yummy!

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  23. Congratulations, Noah, to you and to your friend, on a job well done!! All the best with your creation ‘Fitness Hero’ and to all the participants. Popped over to youtube. This Invent Idaho clip was posted Feb 28
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Ou_FNXJk4

    Thank you for posting this page, Louise! And thank you for including my Escarole and Little Meatballs Soup.
    Such a selection of recipe ideas… I’m looking forward to trying your Meatball Subs on a Stick. Hi, Marion! I will try them with cheese.
    Thanks, again, and have a great week, everyone!

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  24. Your meatball lineup is very impressive, and your meatball subs look great, with the bread baked right around them. But to me, Noah's news is the most exciting! It's wonderful that he and his friend had an idea and stuck to it right through winning an award. While it's phenomenal that someone has expressed interest in it commercially, I think the fact that he did this project and entered it in the contest is much more important, because it shows a winning attitude. And congratulations to Michelle for encouraging him to stick to it, even as she had her own trials and tribulations. You surely are one proud mother and grandma!

    Cookbook Wednesday tomorrow! I'll be there!

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  25. I love meatballs but I have yet to make a good one myself. I'll keep trying! Congrats to Noah!

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  26. Ah, the much awaited meatball day--now I can go "exploring" and remedy my complete absence of meatball recipes! How exciting for your grandson.

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  27. Hi Louise!
    Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this fabulous post! This is so much fun, and I'm looking forward to checking out some of the other delicious meatball recipes in this post. I love the ones you did on the stick- how fun, and kids definitely enjoy that stuff. How proud you must be of Noah! So exciting, and what an awesome opportunity for kids to learn and showcase their creativity and knowledge.

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  28. How'd we miss meatball day?! The Knight LOVES meatballs. I wonder if he had a meatball sub for lunch that day?

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  29. Great post, Louise! And I'm sorry to be so late here; we've had a lot going on lately and I haven't been in the blogging world much. They all look delicious and yours on the stick are unique and delicious, I'm sure! Thanks for the great post!

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