March 9 – National Meatball Day

On March 9th we recognize one of the great American food holidays, National Meatball Day.

It is not clear how this day got started, but who can resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day? There are many different ways to celebrate meatballs:

~ Spaghetti and meatballs
~ Swedish Meatballs
~ Meatball Sub
~ Meatball Pizza
~ Turkey Meatballs
~ Lamb Meatballs
~ Porcupine Meatballs (made with rice)
and the list goes on and on.

There is a restaurant in New York that has 54 different kinds of meatballs. Not only do meatballs allow for variety, but they move from appetizer to side dish to the main dish quite easily. Meatballs can be made the night before and put in the crockpot, or days before and kept in the freezer.

To celebrate, some restaurants give a free side order of meatballs, while others are donating money to homeless shelters. Cook yourself up your favorite meatballs or go out and order some from a restaurant near you!