The Meatball Sub Nobody Ate


I had these meatballs (lean beef, an egg, some breadcrumbs, Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning) simmering in some fire-roasted crushed tomatoes all afternoon — they smelled delicious. The boys haven’t eaten them in the past (they eat some chicken, but not beef). Still, I had some chopped meat to use up and I like to serve meatballs along with pasta every now and then just to keep exposing them to different foods. I tried tempting them with a cool meatball “submarine” using leftover rolls but they didn’t go for it. The meatballs were (politely, I must add) declined by both kids. That’s OK, sometimes it’s all about just offering the option. They were happy with the pasta.

J. surprised us by getting home early, and since he doesn’t eat meatballs either I packed them away for another time. We ordered sushi instead.

4 thoughts on “The Meatball Sub Nobody Ate

  1. Keep trying, Dara! Someday those boys will surprise you…
    The meatballs look yummy – my family would devour them – I’ve not met a meatball that my family wouldn’t eat. 🙂

  2. Looks delicious! H ate a meatball sandwich on Sunday but won’t eat it w/pasta. D won’t eat anything. Keep trying:)

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