Quick Menu

Monday 12 January 2009

Spicy Pasta with Meatballs - More Christmas Meals

As I mentioned in my Vol-au-Vent post, my parents and parents-in-law came over for Christmas Eve dinner at our home. The menu for that night was simple yet tasty. In addition to the Vol-au-vents, I made this pasta dish and instead of the obligatory salad, we had buttered steamed vegetables. The pasta was more as a backup plan because I wasn't sure how the Vol-au-vents would turn or how they would be received. I also wanted to make something that I was sure the kids would enjoy. Pasta is always a favourite with them and they so love my meatballs too!

To make it slightly different, I used a combination of mutton mince and beef mince rather than my usual beef meatballs recipe. I also made them smaller so that they would 'mingle' nicely with the pasta. The spicy pasta was my normal Spicy Aglio Olio - the one with lots of Chilli Flakes. I like how two favourite dishes can combine to make yet another favourite!

And then there was dessert... I wont post about the dessert as it wasn't anything extraordinary. I had made stacks and stacks of Chocolate Cake to take to my parents house on Christmas Day for our 'Open House' and I saved a little for dessert that night.

Quite a lovely spread if you ask me!

Sorry you have to troll to my other posts to find the recipes that make up this dish but rather than offering excuses...well, I was in a bit of a rush to get this post out and I'm just kinda lazy!

I've also entered this to Presto Pasta Nights which is being hosted this time by my lovely friend Ivy at Kopiaste


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Great minds do think alike my friend. I like the spicyness of this comforting dish:D

Ivy said...

Garlic sauteed in oil and chili flakes sounds delicious with the meatballs.

Ruth Daniels said...

Great meatball variation. And so glad to see you back at Presto Pasta Nights...we've missed you and your terrific entries.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Spicy - garlic and chili !! Way to go with meat balls!

Alicia Foodycat said...

I love pasta aglio e olio e pepperoncini, but adding meatballs too it is a brilliant idea!