To me there is nothing quite as fun as cooking with friends in the kitchen. Especially friends who know what they are doing and can teach you something in the meantime. Although I was really wanting to try the Burgundy Steak with Mushrooms, we decided that for our kids ranging from age 11 down to 20 months, that Spaghetti and Meatballs would be more of a crowd pleaser.
We did make a change in the meatball mixture from PW's original meatball mixture. Instead of using half ground beef and half ground pork, we opted for only beef. Which the ground beef was extremely lean also. All of that resulted in dry meatballs! We also all agreed that the parmesan cheese mixed into the meatballs did not deliver a real "wow!" factor.
The sauce was easy to make, although a bit watery. And perhaps there was not enough there for the pound and a half of spaghetti we needed to cover with it. Obviously, the Spaghetti and Meatballs were not out of this world, but with a few modifications, I think they could be.
Personally, I think the Spaghetti and Meatballs were just a really good excuse for making and chowing down the Garlic Cheese Bread!
Of course I have no pictures of creating this event, but if I had, you would be entertained by the male counterpart of our friends sporting the ruffled, polk-a-dotted, girlie apron. Which did rate 5 smiley stars...