“Anyone can cook.” -Chef Gusteau
I love, love, love kids animated movies. This love started a few years ago, just about when my first son was born. I had never seen Cars and my husband couldn’t believe it, so we went to the video store and rented it. The hubby turned up the stereo so the baby could hear too (I was 8 months pregnant), and the movie started… halfway through I had already decided that I HAD to have this movie. So cute, fun and full of lessons – overnight I had become a spokesperson for Pixar, telling everyone to watch this movie. Haha
My son has gone through his favorites, first it was Finding Nemo, then Cars, then Cars Toons and now it is Ratatouille. My favorite too. :) A rat cooking in the kitchen would have never sounded cute to me, but Remy the rat has my heart. The restaurant in the movie is Gusteau’s, a French restaurant in Paris. Chef Gusteau’s motto was, “Anyone can cook.” While at first Remy does not agree with Gusteau, he comes to realize what Gusteau meant – “Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.” Beautiful message and so true.
Don’t worry, I did not ruin the movie or spoil the ending. I promise. :)
I know this has nothing to do with meatballs, I have just seen the movie 3 times this weekend – so it’s been on my brain. :) Happy Monday y’all!
Pork Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Garlic
· 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, minced – I use the ones in a jar packed with olive oil
· 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
· 1 teaspoon parsley
· ¼ teaspoon salt
· ¼ teaspoon pepper
· 1 lb ground pork
1. Heat oven to 400, grease baking sheet
2. Combine all ingredients, form 1” balls and place on baking sheet
3. Bake for 20 minutes or until starting to turn golden brown