Meatball Maddness

Sharp-eyed viewer may have noticed a particular lack of meatballs in my previous Meatball post. This was because… distracted. Huh. what?

And here they are! A day late but nary a dollar short.

The Best Meatballs

1 lb ground beef

½ lb ground veal

½ lb ground pork

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 eggs

1 cup freshly grated Romano cheese

1 ½ tbl chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

2 cups bread crumbs

1 cup olive oil

salt and pepper

1 ½ cups lukewarm water

Combine meat in large bowl. Add garlic, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper.

Blend in bread crumbs. Slowly add water ½ cup at a time. The mixture should be very moist but still hold its shape when rolled into meatballs.

Heat olive oil in skillet and fry meatballs in batches until very brown and slightly crisp. Remove from heat and drain.

I substituted lamb for veal and made a double recipe yielding three batches in the skillet as shown, approximately 3 dozen total meatballs!


So I Did This…


Old Fashioned Buttermilk Fried Chicken


(from video)

“Today we show you how to make Old Fashioned Buttermilk Fried Chicken Crispy and Delicious

“Been making it like this for my whole life and it is very easy and cheap to make… If you looking for a crowd pleasing Fried Chicken recipe look no further..”


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic powder (Not Garlic Salt)
  • (I added cayenne pepper)


  • 3 Cups Buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons Hot Sauce ( I used Texas Pete Red Hot Sauce )
  • (I added cayenne pepper)

Brown Gravy

The Noonan household greeted this news variously.

Some Happy
Some Crazy
Some Straight-Up Weird!

But over all positive!! (despite what it looks like)