Friday, June 13, 2008

Mail-order meatballs

Mama, mia, that's a spicy (and big) meatball.
Meatballs are a joy to eat -- and they can be fun to make -- but if you've ever tried to make a jumbo-sized meatball, you know how difficult the endeavor is. They fall apart. They don't get cooked all the way through, the result is a series of individual meat loaf servings. They taste OK, assuming they're cooked, but they ain't meatballs.

Here's a product that came our way the other day: Jumbo meatballs ordered online.

Slow roasted for six hours for an authentic old-world Italian flavor, Mama Mancini Meatballs in Sunday Sauce. The meatballs are jumbo sized and are terrific paired with favorite pasta, or even on their own.

Mama Mancini Meatballs and Sunday Sauce were developed and created by Dan Mancini from an authentic recipe that has been in his family for generations. The recipe owes its traditional Italian flavor to Dan's grandma, Ann Mancini, who immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in 1921.

"Out of respect for every grandmother, I say 'These meatballs and Sunday Sauce may not be the same as your Grandmother's, but they are made with the same love,'" said Daniel Mancini.

Mancini noted, "Sunday dinner at Grandma's house was always pasta and meatballs. Big, saucy meatballs that filled you up and made you feel good inside."
Mama Mancini's Famous Meatballs and Sunday Sauce are available online for $39.90 per dozen meatballs. Considering how much meat is in one, that's probably not a bad price.

The meatballs are shipped frozen anywhere in the United States and take 20-30 minutes in the oven to heat up.