Orecchiette with Chicken Meatballs
It's cloudy with a chance of meatballs. Sounds perfect, doesn't it? Growing up, meatballs were one of the special treats when we had spaghetti. If mom had time, she made them. There wasn't ever much time, so meatballs became a really special treat. I loved them. I might have wished that our meatballs fell from the sky like rain as in It's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, but that didn't happen...they were, however, just as rare!
Today, it doesn't have to be cloudy, meatballs are frequent and vary. They can be made from different meats, they can have different additions and different spices. So many opportunities to be creative. The meatball in this dish is plain and simple, nothing unique. It leaves the door open for twists and turns the next time it is made. Which means, it is all up to you....what do you like in your meatballs?
Is it cloudy at your house? Is there a chance for meatballs?
Any day is a good one for meatballs!