Today is a very special day… it’s Family Foodie’s birthday! How awesome is it that her birthday happened to fall on a Sunday? Everyone in our house knows Sunday is Mom’s favorite day because she gets to celebrate Sunday Supper with everyone, and now she’s getting to celebrate her birthday with you all, too!
This week’s theme is recipes inspired by songs, and when my mom asked me what songs I could come up with, the first one to pop into my head was “On Top of Spaghetti.” Yes, you’re thinking of the right song. The goofy, kid song about losing a meatball when somebody sneezed. Right when I thought of it, I started belting out the song that I know WAY too well and we could not stop laughing.
When I was little we had a VHS of baby songs including “Michael Finnegan” and “On Top of Spaghetti.” I watched this video on loop for years and drove my parents crazy over it. This song has been stuck in our heads since it came up, and you could catch one of us humming or whistling it in the kitchen. As foolish as it may be, this song brings back so many memories for my parents and me.
Not only does this song remind me so much of my childhood, but I grew up loving Mom’s famous homemade pork meatballs and sauce. It’s a classic that we all love and a recipe Mom has mastered. This is the perfect heartfelt meal to celebrate Mom’s birthday (She looks great for 21… right?!).
I would like to say a big Happy Birthday our extraordinary Mom/the amazing Family Foodie. She is a huge inspiration and an excellent role model to her children. We are all so grateful for everything she does for us and we hope she has a wonderful day.
- 2 slices of white bread
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Sea salt and ground fresh pepper to taste
- Tomato Sauce
- In a small bowl, pour the milk over the bread and let soak for 15 minutes
- Squeeze the bread and drain excess milk. Discard the milk.
- In a large bowl combine the ground pork, eggs, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and soaked bread. Season with salt and pepper
- Gently mix with your hands to combine all the ingredients. Avoid over mixing
- Preheat the over to 375 degrees
- Gently roll each meatball into 2 inch balls (they are nice large meatballs)
- Space them one on a prepared baking pan approximately ½ inch apart
- Bake the meatballs for ½ hour
- Bring the tomato sauce to a simmer.
- When the meatballs are done, add them to the tomato sauce and simmer for a minimum of 2 hours.
This week’s awesome theme has come together by the suggestion of our fabulous host, Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. She Rocks and so does her blog! Check out all the awesome recipes inspired by some of our favorite tunes:
Prelude (Beverages):Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail) from La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Red Red Wine by UB40 Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan inspired by Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen Horchata from Treats & Trinkets inspired by Horchata by Vampire Weekend Orange Crush from Magnolia Days inspired by Orange Crush by REM Pineapple Lemonade Slushy with Coconut Water from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul & Mary Strawberry Tequila from Shockingly Delicious inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
Overture (Appetizers):Mustard Dill Beer Bread from Curious Cuisiniere inspired by In Heaven There Is No Beer a German Polka
Intermezzo (Entrees & Sides):Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles from I Run For Wine inspired by Glady’s Knight Classic Fried Chicken from The Food Army Wife inspired by Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band Margarita Chicken from In The Kitchen With KP inspired by Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet Meatball Duet from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer Pan-Seared Halibut with Corn Hash and Asparagus Puree from Crazy Foodie Stunts inspired by Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork from Neighborfood inspired by Something Like That by Tim McGraw Pork Meatballs from Family Foodie inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Kidsongs Teriyaki Burger from Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet
Finale (Desserts):Banana Cream Pie Bars from Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by Tra La La Song by The Banana Splits Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle from Foxes Love Lemons inspired by Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson Cherry Pie from My Cute Bride inspired by Cherry Pie by Warrant Cherry Marshmallows from Pies and Plots Chocolate Cappuccino Cream Puffs from Runner’s Tales inspired by Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Rae Chocolate Chip, Walnut and Caramel Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich from Ruffles & Truffles inspired by Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani Chocolate Covered Caramels from Big Bear’s Wife inspired by At Last by Etta James Coconut Rum Blondies from Gotta Get Baked inspired by I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts by Danny Kaye Easy Blueberry Recipe: Fruit Tart from Growing Up Gabel inspired by Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino Espresso Nib Ice Cream from Vintage Kitchen Notes inspired by Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald Fancy Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd Fresh Peach Pie from Killer Bunnies, Inc. inspired by Sweet Sweet Pie by PWEI Jammin’ Oatmeal Cookies from What Smells So Good? inspired by Jammin’ by Bob Marley Many Flavors Whipped Cream from Noshing with the Nolands inspired by Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass Peach Basil Pie from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen inspired by Peaches by POTUSA Pina Colada Poke Cake from Cookin’ Mimi inspired by Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Peaches by POTUSA Peach Strudel with Honey Bourbon Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures inspired by My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music & Wild Honey by U2 Rainbow Pops from The Urban Mrs inspired by Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips inspired by Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream from girlichef inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet Shall We Dance? Fairy Cakes from The Ninja Baker inspired by Shall We Dance from the Japanese Film Sugar Crusted Zucchini Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Sugar, Sugar by the Archies Tangerine Sorbet from Webicurean inspired by Tangerine Speedo by Caviar Yeasted Banana Bread from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner inspired by I Like Bread and Butter by The New Beats Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here ? Sunday Supper Movement.
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