The most recent Four Foods for Friday asked whether we use ‘from scratch’ or ‘ready made’ meatballs. My answer was that we use both. Sometimes we make our own just as when Jade made the Wedding Soup and the Filipino style Meatball Soup with Noodles. We just recently tried out the frozen Italian meatballs from Costco and we’ve enjoyed the convenience they provide while also tasting quite good. The girls like having them to snack on after school or to take for their lunch. On a busy weeknight, I’m not averse to dropping them in pre-made tomato sauce either for a quick spaghetti dinner.
Since we’ve all been feeling under the weather this past month with the cold or the flu, we’ve been wanting more soups to soothe our aching throats and bodies but just don’t have the energy to go all ‘from scratch’. So on one of those nights when we were craving for soup, we decided to use the frozen meatballs for this albondigas soup and were we all pleasantly surprised! Between the five of us, we just about finished the whole pot!