I've already shared with you the details on Ada's Bakery Birthday Party, but I also had a joint birthday party for Ada and Ellie the next day with our family and a few old friends. No theme here, just a lot of munchie lunch foods, catching up, and a spectacular layer cake I'll share with you on Friday.
For the meal, I served big-pigs in a blanket (full-sized hot dogs inside crescent rolls), the arancini I showed you last week, a pumpkin soup I'll share next week, a mixed greens salad with apples and marcona almonds, and these little fried meatball nuggets today. They might be the best meatballs I've ever had.
I'll link you directly to the recipe I used, which has all the details you'll need to make these yourself for your next cocktail party, but there are a few things I changed.
- I omitted the fennel (I don't like the taste of dried fennel) and crushed red pepper (didn't want them too spicy)
- I didn't wrap them in fresh sage leaves before breading (seemed like an unnecessary step)
- I served them with sweet chili sauce instead of the suggested marinara