DO-IT-YOURSELF RECIPE:     
*   8 oz lean ground beef
* lots of dry bread crumbs
* a tiny bit of milk
* 1 egg
* some  garlic powder
* 2 onions, finely chopped
* a pinch of salt
* 1 can of condensed tomato soup
* 1/2 can water
* dried parsley
* 0.4 g dried basil leaves
*  olive oil--not too much and watch
it                     because it burns easily

DIRECTIONS

1. To make the meatballs: Combine in a
bowl ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, egg,
garlic, onions, salt, parsley and pepper; mix
well. Roll into 1 inch balls and set aside.
2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat;
add meatballs and cook gently so they stay
whole and are lightly browned.
3. To make the sauce: Mix together tomato
soup, water, salt, parsley, basil, in a large
saucepan, add meatballs and simmer for 1
hour.
THESE ARE CHICKEN MEATBALLS BUT THEY STILL COUNT.

"A MEATBALL IS A MEATBALL."
                
Liffey Rivers
IF YOU HAVE INVENTED A PRE-FEIS SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER RECIPE, SHARE IT WITH
YOUR IRISH DANCING FRIENDS...  or post it on IDM's Forum...or wherever you go to chat....Even
if your dancing friends do not do Irish dance, (like if they swim, clog or do ballet or tap or Hip
Hop) it will work for them too the night before they compete or have a dance recital. It even
works for cheerleader competitions. Maybe. This has not been documented yet.
                                                                 
Liffey .Rivers.
LIFFEY RIVERS' PRE-FEIS SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS DINNER RECIPE
Spaghetti Os Count for Feis Insurance.
As long as you have pasta noodles (even
shaped into little O's) and spaghetti sauce
with meatballs, it will work.
Liffey Rivers
NEXT TO STRETCHING BEFORE YOU DANCE, EATING SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS THE NIGHT BEFORE the
competition  is the
MOST IMPORTANT ACTION YOU CAN TAKE TO HELP YOU DO YOUR BEST....Also, find out if the
feis you are attending is going to have a  food drive for local food pantries.  If not, maybe you could organize a spaghetti
and meatballs one? You need a big barrel and then to get the word out that dancers should bring spaghetti noodles, or
parmesan cheese or spaghetti sauce. Or tomato soup for sauce. A can of Three Bean Salad would be a good variety of
vegetables to go with dinner.
SHARE your spaghetti  and meatballs!!!
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Brenna Briggs brings spaghetti and
meatballs charms to several feiseanna
each year to give to Liffey Rivers
readers for good luck.  
ARIZONA ANNIE EATS VEGAN MEATBALLS
  THE MYSTERY OF THE   
          POINTING DOG
               BOOK #6
My dog Gimli is a thief! He stole a little purse
stuffed with charms and then hid the purse
underneath my bed. I thought I had lost it. Ha!
He must have stuck his nose into my
oversized bag, grabbed the tiny purse and
sped away undetected. I found it weeks later
when I got up for a bathroom break in the
middle of the night and stepped on it getting
back into bed---it was jutting out from
underneath the bed in my pitch black room.