Daddy Bee’s Dinner: Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Homemade Marinara, Meatballs and Post-Cooking Angst

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I swear, sometimes, Daddy Bee is a big pain in my famous ass. That’s a tennis reference if you didn’t get it. He doesn’t give constructive criticism at all, but his face tells all. Which is actually really weird since he’s a poker face master. This week I’m going to be making all the dinners. I’m hoping for all sorts of freshness and hopefully some smiles on the old man’s face. 

I got the recipe for the turkey meatballs from momtastic.com and started with making that. Well… actually, I started by defrosting the turkey in the microwave because I completely forgot about having to pull the ground turkey from the freezer. I chopped veggies for the homemade marinara recipe I got from citronlimette. I actually cheated on the sauce recipe. I chucked everything into the blender after I chopped it. I don’t know if it made a big difference, but I liked how it turned out.

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The Italian flag is Red, White and Green, right?

The Italian flag is Red, White and Green, right?

Once the meat was defrosted, it was as easy as throwing everything into a bowl and getting dirty. My kind of recipe… well apart from the icky mushiness of ground meat. It was like making a mud pie. Ahhh…. childhood.

Meatballs never look appetizing before cooking

Meatballs never look appetizing before cooking

Why am I always making things into balls? I always thought I was more of a square person, to be honest.

Why am I always making things into balls? I always thought I was more of a square person, to be honest.

Then I fried the meatballs (sorry, I didn’t feel comfortable just popping them into a sauce and hoping they cook) and then cooked the sauce. I followed the directions on the box of whole wheat spag, drained the pasta and then folded into the sauce.

I liked it. It had nice smells and the pasta didn’t taste any different from “regular” pasta. The only thing (as usual) is that I didn’t add enough salt. Geez. I have a salt problem.

I love that square plate

I love that square plate

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4 Responses to Daddy Bee’s Dinner: Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Homemade Marinara, Meatballs and Post-Cooking Angst

  1. Rose says:

    Lol. I always cook meatballs before putting them in sauce… though I don’t cook them all the way through. I like finishing them off in the sauce. I remember once, I made sauce from scratch and dad was NOT HAPPY. “I don’t like herbs.” “Why didn’t you just use canned?” “Can you make the canned?” “Make the canned. Do not put the herbs.” Lol.

  2. Rose says:

    ALSO! You should taste as you go with the savory cooking. Maybe not the meatballs but the sauce definitely. Use sea salt… I think it’s better, no?

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