57. C’s Honey-Garlic Meatballs

C made delicious cheese dip for my first dinner party, and thank goodness she was able to make it to this next dinner party, because she became the champion – with the only beef meatball of the evening, her honey garlic meatballs were homey and delicious, but not just regular red-sauce-covered meatballs either.

C and I recently got to go to a winery and learn about wine before sitting by a pond and enjoying the sunset, and it reminded me how much I appreciate her positive, calm energy. She behaves like a person who can tell when things are a big deal and when they aren’t, and so many people our age really can’t – because we haven’t experienced everything in life yet, we often think our little problems are way too big. C makes me feel like if I was to tell her about my concerns and worries, she would laugh kindly at some and sympathize with the others. It’s a good feeling.

The recipe C used was this one, and she’s a novice at meatballs like I am, so it probably isn’t incredibly complex: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/118085/honey-garlic-glazed-meatballs/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=15455&referringContentType=recipe%20hub. I am hoping to make some of these for the next potluck I go to, because it doesn’t contain any of the things that can sometimes throw people off – weird, surprising ingredients, scary amounts of spice, or unrecognizable shapes/colors. Most folks recognize a meatball, honey and garlic are familiar flavors without being bland, and there’s nothing newfangled or strange – I personally am a fan of trying things like quinoa and starfruit and any number of other less known foods, but it’s nice to not push people too far out of their comfort zones, especially since I am starting to get invited to parties where I don’t know very many people very well. C has given me a good back-pocket recipe that turns out great meatballs. 🙂

(Note on the picture: the only picture gotten of this meatball was with other meatballs; it’s the one in the lower right corner!)

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5 comments on “57. C’s Honey-Garlic Meatballs

  1. Flying Kitty says:

    Thanks for the post. I found that adding a generous amount of garlic helps the meatball to avoid the unpleasant smell. But I haven’t used honey ever yet in my meatballs. I shall try next time! https://flyingkittyadventures.com

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  2. C says:

    Thank you, friend! I’m flattered. Your dinner party was a hit (once again), and I’m counting down to our next winery trip in the fall. A great place for reading group!

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  3. I am making these soon for sure!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. My favorite meatballs are remade frozen ones topped with a bottle of sweet baby rays and thrown in the crockpot. I know, cheesy, but they just taste the best! That plate looks delicious! I’d love to hear what the rest are. Especially the top left…

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