Monday, September 26, 2011

Meatball Monday: Pork Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Garlic


“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
Ingredients
·         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

Directions
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

6 comments:

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have almost given up on beef meatballs. Today they are pork or a blend of pork and beef. The addition of the pork adds so much more texture and flavor to meatballs. Your blend here of tomatoes and garlic is no doubt tasty. I will need to try-thanks for sharing.

Christine's Pantry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great post and recipe. Love meatballs.

momdecuisine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great post! I love watching Ratatoulle with my kids, and having them get excited about food. The meatballs look wonderfully juicy too!

Leslee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the idea of pork meatballs, will definately give this a try!

New follower thanks to your Dad (running friend)!!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yum! These look great. Just found your blog and I love it!

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The meatballs look amazing and I LOVE that movie! It was the first movie I ever saw that understood who I was. I went with my fellow foodie friend!

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