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.
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.