Rebecca of Ezra's Poundcake chose Spaghetti and Meatballs from the Barefoot Contessa's collection and it was a great choice! Thanks Rebecca. Go on over to her blogsite to get the recipe and try it out for yourself. We are always up for some good pasta.
I found the only bottle of Chianti we had in our wine fridge, and as I photographed it I was thinking maybe I should drink it instead of cook with it. But I managed to withhold and put it in the sauce. I'm not a big fan of drinking red wine anyway. I'm a white wine girl. Love Muscata, Pinot Grigio, or just a good chardonnay. But I have to say Reisling is my all-time favorite.
I did not change the recipe much, but I did not use the fresh parsley because I forgot to buy it at the store. I used fresh ground turkey for my meatballs mostly for good health purposes, but for taste as well. I loved the meatballs, but the sauce was not my favorite. I think I prefer a sweeter sauce and maybe it was the wine that I used, but the wine taste seemed to overpower the tomato taste. Next time I make this I might try a different wine. The yankee likes his spaghetti smothered in fresh grated parmesan. I like mine plain.
It was delicious and a great Sunday night dinner for us!