Movies we like
Aside from Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, we also enjoy superhero movies. 🙂 Batman, X-men, Iron man, the Avengers and the chibi versions. True, these films are on the violent side and in the past I’ve often expressed my dislike for watching movies and playing games of this genre. Maybe I’ve overcomed this animosity over the years…I just see to it that my kids knew that these movies shouldn’t be something to imitate. 🙂 Well, less the explosives and death-defying stunts all that’s left are harsh words and loud sound effects.
Favorite in the Movie
Anyway, spaghetti with meatballs was often seen in the movie, that’s because the dish is Ray Embrey’s (Jason Bateman) favorite. He happened to be a public relations spokesperson that Hancock saved as he almost died, trapped in his car on a railroad track with an incoming freight train. This is where Hancock’s story of redemption began but along came Mary (Charlize Theron), Embrey’s wife…who was cold and distant to Hancock. She cooked those meatballs of course! I was surprised at the turnout of this film…perhaps it is the twist that others find messy that makes me watch this film…The approach was original and disparate from the usual heroic movies I’ve seen.
8 oz. ground beef
8 oz. ground pork
3/4-1 1/4 c milk
2 1/2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped
1/4 c fine breadcrumbs (unseasoned)
2 cold boiled potatoes
4-5 Tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp allspice
In a skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter, heat until melted and browned, be careful not to burn. Add onion to skillet, saute until golden.
Mash potatoes. (I just boiled mine and sprinkled with salt….parsley would be a good addition.)
To the bread crumbs, add 2 Tbsp milk to moisten.
In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, egg. Add onion, mashed potatoes, and moistened breadcrumbs. Add spices (salt, pepper, allspice). Add remaining milk a little at a time; stop before the mixture gets gloppy. If the meat mixture gets too gooey to form nice, neat meatballs, add more breadcrumbs.
Use a pair of spoons rinsed in water and shape the meat mixture into small round balls.
In a large skillet, heat remaining butter over medium heat. Add meatballs to skillet, being careful not to crowd the pan. Shake periodically so that the meatballs don’t develop flat spots. Cook until meatballs are done through.
Cook spaghetti per package directions and top with sauce and meatballs.
i haven't always been a fan of spaghetti…that is, until i got 'older' (like, right now. LOL). your spaghetti with meatballs shot is making me crave for one right now, G. so cruel! lol…
ps. i loved that movie (Hancock)!
Am pretty sure the whole family would love to watch movies together plus the awesome meatball spag! great…
Very lovely shot! looks very appetizing! penge nyan…
Looks so good and sumptuous!
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that's a lovely food shot. looks really delicious to..
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My kids loves spaghetti with meatballs and yours looks delish! I also recommend Hayao Miyazaki's work most especially Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service^_^
i hate to say that this movie has somehow got a low ratings then…but, whatever, i love will smith, and charlize theron…
sunday is spaghetti day for my kids…^_^
i like spaghetti and meatballs but i haven't tried to cook it at home. i don't know why.:p
we're having an Itto Ogami-Daigoro (Lone Wolf and Cub) overload since yesterday. this was one of our favorite childhood movies.:p
love the image…. 🙂 and the pasta too!
Love it. Happy FF!
will definitely try this recipe
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Hindi kasya yang ganyang karaming Spag sa boys ko, adik yung mga yun eh, lol!
I agree – this is an excellent shot. And I can't help but lick my lips and imagine the taste of the spaghetti. Pinoy-style ba ang sauce? Yummy!
thanks for sharing your recipe and it really sounds delicious! have a great weekend! 🙂
saktong sakto i've been craving spaghetti with meatballs. luto ako later 🙂
nice collaboration 🙂 I almost forgot the story of Hancock, ive seen it and it was a good film.. ang ganda nga ng twist.
Anyway, thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂 the photo is so tempting naman.. i miss visiting here 🙂
?? On top of spaghetti ??
I love your photo, it makes me want to eat some.:)
wow.. spaghetti with meatballs! That's yummy! This is also my husband's favorite and he always request me to cook for such. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Thanks by the way for dropping-by at Here's my FTF: Rice Noodles muahhh! Sorry po sa late visit.
Will Smith is among the few talented actors in Hollywood, right alongside Johnny Depp and Tom Hanks.
The spaghetti and meatballs looks absolutely yummy! I may try cooking it with the recipe.
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