Lady and the Tramp Meatballs
I am having a blast making this blog. We have watched so many movies from my childhood and beyond, searching for inspiration, and it makes me feel so happy to do something that I enjoy so much.
Of course, you remember Lady and the Tramp: I know my mom loved these characters. She was especially a fan of Lady, we can all relate to having a super spoiled doggie like her at home! Also, don't you just love their names? Like John Dear and his wife Darling, too adorable!
The most famous scene that everybody I'm sure can remember, is when the Tramp and Lady are having spaghetti meatballs at Tony's restaurant and accidentally kiss, so romantic! It's actually amazing the way these dogs are running around Italy's streets and having food hand over that easy.
I had a stage during my childhood where I loved everything Disney. We didn't have cable or anything like that; it was the '80's, in Costa Rica! So we had very limited television options. Around that time some American companies started to get more "global", and I could have glimpses of the Disney Network on the weekends, I still remember the song: "America's Family Network... The Disney Channel", I loved that so much! I even learnt how to draw Mickey and Donald Duck :P
Sometimes they would show movies, that's where I first saw so many Disney Classics. So let's celebrate our happy childhood with some delicious food! By the way, even though the inspiration comes from the famous scene in "Lady and The Tramp", this recipe is my husband's idea :) I was struggling to find actual breadcrumbs on the supermarkets, and he said we could just make our own: just use a couple of slices of bread and cut it into small pieces!
Recipe - Lady and the Tramp Meatballs
Ingredients (8 servings):
- 500 grams lean mince.
- 1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped.
- Half a white onion thinly sliced.
- Garlic to taste.
- 2 slices of bread, cut them into small pieces.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat 180 degrees.
- Use your hands to mix the mince with the breadcrumbs, the parsley and the onions.
- Grease a baking pan with cooking spray and let the meatballs bake for 30 minutes.
Source: Food From Film