Meatballs for Dad
(Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
vanessa and dad
When my dad's having a bad day, it's easy to make it go away (like in this picture... I think!) by making meatballs! It's easy, but it works wonders! :)
Just mix a pound of ground beef, a cup or so of breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of diced onions, a half cup of ketchup, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise to keep it moist, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, 3 egg whites, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder (if you don't like them with too much garlic, reduce that), a sprinkle of basil, oregano, and pepper. Mix that all together well with your hands, and roll into balls about the size of golf balls. Set on a greased pan and bake for about 25 minutes at 350. I use a casserole dish and cover it with aluminum foil. I don't bake mine right in the sauce. He uses them for meatball sandwiches, but they're also great mixed with your favorite homemade Italian sauce and pasta!