It’s National Meatball Day!

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I’m usually not interested in these crazy National This and National That days.  Like, yesterday was National Peanut Cluster Day.  Come on.

But National Meatball Day?  That’s something I can get behind.

I love meatballs.  They’re like little soldiers, all lined up, just waiting to be of service.  Like these little bite sized Bourbon Meatballs—drenched in apricot chili bourbon sauce, they’re perfect for the cocktail hour.

But I also love the giant pillowy  Meatballs al Forno…all you need is a little bowl, a sprinkle of cheese, a glass of wine and you’re good for the night.

Lebanese Lamb and Beef Meatballs are spiced with cumin, allspice and cardamom, loaded with fresh mint, studded with pine nuts, and drizzled with yogurt sauce.

Swedish Meatballs with a creamy gravy over noddles and a side of lignonberry sauce makes one of the coziest winter dinners I can imagine.

Herbed Meatballs are the classic for spaghetti, but livened up with fresh tomato sauce and tons of fresh herbs.

You can use these tiny spicy sausage meatballs in Lasagna

And if you don’t eat meat, you can still enjoy Mini Green Falafel.

I love meatballs!  How about you?

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    Tricia Buice
    March 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    All your meatballs look amazing. Love the lamb and beef combo – I must try those! I will however, have to stop reading your posts before lunch. I am absolutely drooling. Yup meatballs with yogurt sauce – goodness I could eat those until I popped!

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    The Café Sucré Farine
    March 10, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I just put meatball ingredients on my shopping list. Now you’ve reinforced my plan! Love all your variations Sue, it seems like meatballs are always a hit.

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    March 10, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Delicious little orbs in any preparation!

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    shannon weber
    March 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Do you even have to ask that question? I’m not even that big of a meat-eater, but who can resist the pull of tiny, delicious food that you can dip in virtually anything? Not me. I would eat any/all of these, Especially those lebanese ones (my heart!) and seriously, i need to remember to try making those green falafel balls.

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    belleau kitchen
    March 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    yes, it is always national something day isn’t it… but when it’s as good as a meatball it is most definitely worth sharing and celebrating x

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    March 10, 2013 at 12:20 am

    National Meatball Day?! Who knew…besides you? All of yours look delicious! Wish I had a few right now!

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    Susan Lindquist
    March 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    It’s always national something day or month … I’ve been enthralled with monthly celebrations … March being Noodle Month … now, THAT’S a celebration I can get behind! Pasta? Yes, please! Perfect with … meatballs!
    Seriously, though? You have posted some killer recipes that involve meatballs! Keep that right up, girl!

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    Mary Younkin
    March 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    When I saw the title of your post, I actually laughed. This really is your perfect food holiday! I can attest to the awesomeness of those Swedish Meatballs. I forgot about the Bourbon Meatballs, they are going to the top of my list now! Thanks for the reminder. All of these look delicious.