Lisa: I would like to say grace. Lord, have mercy on my soul and Mom’s soul, and Dad’s soul, and Maggie’s soul. And let every soul in Christendom…
Bart: I can’t take this anymore! I want my soul, and I want it now!
Homer: Bart! You didn’t finish your Spaghetti and Moe-balls!
Homer’s Brain: Silence, you fool. It can be ours.
Homer: Run, boy! Run! Run for your life…boy.
– Bart Sells His Soul (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 4)
There doesn’t seem to be much mystery to the Spaghetti and Moe-balls from Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag – they look just like regular spaghetti and meatballs. The fact that Homer wants to eat them suggests they are tasty, although he has been known to eat rotting food so I’m not sure how reliable his opinion is. One thing I noticed about the Spaghetti and Moe-balls is that they weren’t served with garlic toast, the hallmark bread served at every chain restaurant!
I decided to make some decent, but not amazing, “family restaurant style” spaghetti and meatballs. An Italian nonna would probably be less than impressed with what I made, but I think this would be acceptable for Uncle Moe.
- Ground beef
- 1 Egg
- Bread Crumbs
- Salt and Pepper
- Crushed Tomatoes
Combine onion and garlic with ground beef, add salt and pepper. Add egg and bread crumbs to the beef and form meatballs. Bring water to a boil and cook spaghetti al dente while browning the meatballs in a pan. Drain spaghetti and mix with crushed tomatoes and heat in a pan until combined. Serve with cooked Moe-balls.
I’m sure my Spaghetti and Moe-balls aren’t the same caliber as what they serve at The Spaghetti Laboratory, but it was still tasty. The meatballs are the real star of this dish, since no one wants to eat a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce. But when you add meatballs to almost anything it becomes more delicious. Isn’t that right Homer?
Cromulence: 7 Funny-smelling Waters out of 10
Spaghetti and Moe-Balls Recipe From: Bart Sells His Soul (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 4)