Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spaghetti and Beanballs

Our most recent Sunday dinner featured a wonderful recipe from Vcon - Spaghetti and Beanballs. The beanballs were outstanding, both in taste and texture. I chose to bake them and they held together very nicely. I have a favorite spaghetti sauce I usually make with red wine and a little heat, but knew I wouldn't go wrong making Vcon's easy recipe. I did add carrots to the sauce because I love the texture they add. I served the sauce and beanballs over angel hair pasta.

I made a mango cole slaw to serve with it.



And of course some steamed broccoli and rolls.


Chase was excited to have leftover beanballs, sauce, and rolls for mini sub sandwiches.

I hope to keep up with your blogs and wonderful creations, but now I must take a break from cooking and posting to be with my family and my dad in his final days. I am so very sad.

27 comments:

Romina said...

That looks like the best dinner ever.

I am so very sorry to hear about your father. *hugs* Hang in there. It must be difficult, I send you and your family all my love.

Vegetation said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I'll be thinking of you.

The beanballs looks great! I haven't tried them yet but I think maybe it's time!

pleasantly plump vegan said...

glad yr bean balls held together. ours turned out mushy but still very tasty.
i am so sorry to hear about yr dad. it must be so heart breaking. i am thinkin of you and yr family.

Kati said...

I'm so sorry about your Dad, Diann. I'll be sending good thoughts to you and your family. *hugs*

Ashasarala said...

The bean balls look great! I've gotta try them soon. I haven't touched Vcon in a while, now.

I am so very, very sorry to hear about your dad. I went through a similar time with my mother last year. If you ever want to chat, please email me at ashafras@yahoo.com. My thoughts are with you and your family.

erica said...

My thoughts are with you, Diann.

Melody Polakow said...

Oh Diann, I am so sorry about your father... I wish there was something I could say to comfort you. I will say a little prayer and light a candle for you and your family and wish him a peaceful passing when the time comes. *HUGS*

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I'm sure it won't make you feel at all better, but please know that my prayers are with you and your father at this time.

Vegyogini said...

I hope this time will be as peaceful and loving as possible for you. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Judy said...

I've been looking at that recipe for a while now, so I will have to make it for sure. And isn't steamed broccoli the best side dish for pretty much any main?

Anonymous said...

I am a frequent lurker on your blog, it is definitly one of my favorites. I'm sorry about your dad, and will be thinking about you and your family.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Oh, Diann, I am so sorry! I will be thinking of you!
Hugs!

Johanna3 said...

am so very sorry to hear about your father,our prayers are with you andyour family.

LK said...

Diann,

Your mango coleslaw sounds like a great idea. This morning we enjoyed a perfect mango in our cereal for breakfast...it felt like we were in Paradise and should be swinging in a hammock eating all of the Caribbean fruits we can get!

We are so very sad about your Dad. We are definitely praying for him. Just remember all of the great memories you had with your Dad, and know that he will be with you in spirit.

Praying for you and your Dad, LK

Vegan_Noodle said...

Diann, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope you and your family find some peace. Your dad is surrounded by those that he loves and that love him, which I'm sure is comforting. Take care, you are in my thoughts.

SallyT said...

I'm saddened to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Happy Herbivore! said...

I've made those beanballs... great way to use kidney beans... and I'm a total nut for anything mango!

p.s congrads on the blogger nomination!

Shay said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Beautiful Frugal Life said...

Oh Diann, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I will be praying for you and your family.

*hugs*

Edie

madeinalaska said...

peace love and hugs to your family diann.. I know it must be a difficult time for you.

Urban Vegan said...

Been meaning to make those! But then again, I want to make practicaly everything in 'Nomicon.

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

as usual, your dinner looks so filling and yummy.

sending you and yours so very much love.

Gaia said...

I will think about you all, Diann <3 <3 <3

VeggieGirl said...

The beanballs & spaghetti dish, paired with the mango coleslaw and broccoli, make for a delicious, satisfying meal.

As I have said since the beginning, you and your family are in my deepest thoughts and prayers - stay strong, Diann.

stonielove said...

mmm... bean balls sound and look amazing!

Mihl said...

I am sorry about your dad! I am sending good thoughts too.

Holler said...

I have been thinking about a meatball (well meat-free ball) to add to spaghetti! This looks great!
I have to get this book!