Spaghetti and Meatballs By Request

October 28, 2008 | By | Comments (1)

Meatballs1My six-year-old son goes through phases with his eating habits.  Some days he can outeat The Husband.  Other days it seems like he’s only eaten pretzel sticks and water.  So recently, after a spate of pure pickiness, he requested spaghetti and meatballs.  Wanting to make him a dinner that he would eat with great relish, I readily agreed.  Who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatballs?

Usually I just use my own wing-it recipe when it comes to meatballs, but this time I turned to Cooking Light for inspiration.  I ended up going with this recipe, and it took just minutes to make.  Juicy, tender and it totally brought to mind the refrain from that popular kid song we all loved growing up:

"On top of Spaghetti all covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.

It fell off the table and onto the floor,

The last time I saw it, it rolled out the door."

Loved that little ditty (you can find the wonderful history behind the fun song right here) and it was the perfect time to get Nicholas hooked on it as well.  So now the next time you have meatballs, that song will be rattling through your head as well … and I can’t think of a better excuse to have spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  Dig in!


  1. Marie

    Seeing the “spaghetti ditti” brought back tons of great childhood/family memories. Had forgotten it until this morning. Thank you, it made my day.

    October 29, 2008 at 8:34 am

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