7.02.2009

The Meatball Division

The Townsend Bakery does not merely stop at baked goods; we actually do food, too. Normally, when Heather bakes or cooks, it's usually only for 6 people (just our "family") or, at most on some days, 9 (our "family" plus our aunt and uncle and grandmother). Most of the times the baked goods stay between our two houses. At most, she makes a double batch of things.

Not so with the meatballs.

Considering that we break out the meatballs at special occasions (graduations, marriages, the lake, etc..) and considering that there's quite a few in our extended family, when we do meatballs and cookies, we do them in mass. Let me share some numbers from this morning's meatball frenzy.

- 19.5 pounds ground beef
- 3.25 cup oil
- 13 eggs
- 13 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
- 9.75 cups of bread crumbs
- 1.5 teaspoons of pepper
- 6.5 cups of milk

Mix it all well, and then break out the melon ballers. Onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and into this oven at 300 degrees.


To help speed this process up, not only were two pots of coffee consumed, but also some delightful pastries from the local DD.

The grand result: 415 meatballs.

Did I mention we had a crowd to feed? Well..mathematically speaking, if we have 70 people, that's only about 5.98687 meatballs per person. Get 'em while they're there.