Veggie Burger “Meat” Ball Marinara Sandwich

When I was younger my mom made these huge meat balls that were easily one of my favorite meals that she ever created. Every time she cooked them I went nuts. She didn’t have to call me to dinner and beg me to eat, I was in the kitchen with a fork ready to go. I haven’t had them in years, and I never ate any other meat balls besides her’s. I was such a loyal child. For my birthday this year I wanted to recreate her old recipe. I also wanted it in a sandwich, because I never ever got to eat a meat ball marinara, and well, it’s too late to order one up now. What I came up with worked incredibly well the first time, so I thought I’d go ahead and share.

 

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Zucchini Fries with Spicy Marinara

This gardening season I had everyone dropping off extra vegetables that their garden’s had grown. About 90% of it happened to be zucchini. I made stir- fry, zucchini bread, pasta salad, jambalaya and put it in just about every meal I made for a solid week. I love zucchini, but at that point I was looking forward to the last one. Finally, the day came and I decided I would plan some zucchini fries with some sort of dipping sauce. When lunch time rolled around, this is what I came up with.

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