I adore recipes that are passed down from one generation to another. And not specifically just within one family, but ones that can be shared between friends and even strangers too. That is how I happened to find this amazing meal and it is a family favorite of ours that we indulge in often.

A couple of years ago, I had to have some dental work done and a good friend of mine not only helped me to and from my appointment, but she also took care of my kids for the afternoon afterward. When she brought them home, she also brought homemade bread and this meatball soup.

Music to a mother’s ears when she is in pain, that she won’t have to cook dinner. She can just sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful blessing of friendship and good food.

What I didn’t know until after she left is that I would be calling her very soon to ask her for the recipe. My family was hooked.

I found out that this recipe was one that she had been given when one of her now adult children was born, so it’s been used for quite some time and I’m sure it has been given out as a needed meal many times over the years.

What I love most about this recipe is that you can alter the ingredients in several ways to make it just how you like and it will still taste incredible.

I have doubled or reduced ingredients many times and it always turns out good. It’s very easy and a last-minute kind of recipe to throw together so you have no-hassle dinner at the end of the day.

J

enn Silvas is a member of the Douglas County

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