by Ann Creber
At risk of sounding like story-tale Pollyanna (whom I detested for her self-righteous cheerfulness!), one happy side effect from this horrible
Covid is that those compelled to stay at home can spend more time in meal preparation! I'm sure there are recipe we know we would enjoy but usually just don't have the time to prepare!
Meatballs are easy to make but fiddly and quite time-consuming, so now that time is less of an issue I am sharing a favourite recipe with you. I happen to be very fond of cauliflower and, as it is one of the few reasonably priced and readily available vegetables at the moment, I enjoy it often.
I would also serve a large salad with this dish. As I am without a vegetable garden these days (all overgrown!), when I am shopping in the supermarket I buy a double-pack of a red & green lettuce, which are still on a root. I pop these into a jar on the kitchen bench and have a pretty decoration and fresh salad leaves at hand all the time! Of course, it is even better if you have a local Farmers' Market where you can do your weekly fruit & veg shopping!
Serve with a full flavoured Yarra Valley white wine or a light red wine.
This is a useful recipe as the quite a lot of the preparation may be done in advance. If preferred, melted butter may be substituted for the olive oil.
I hope you enjoy it and have reminded myself that this could be a handy recipe to cook for myself this weekend.
I hope you are taking advantage of all the lovely walks within short distances for the homes of most of us! Please observe the existing health rules of wearing a mask and observing social distances when necessary. We'll get through these hard times!!
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