National Meatball Day

National Meatball Day
National Meatball Day

Today is National Meatball Day – yes, it’s true.

So here are some facts about National Ball of Meat (uh, I mean Meatball) Day, straight from those fine folks at the National Day Calendar website:


On March 9th we celebrate one of the American food holidays, National Meatball Day.

It is not clear how this day got  started, but who can resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day?  There are many different ways to celebrate meatballs:


  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Meatball Sub
  • Meatball Pizza
  •  Turkey Meatballs
  • Lamb Meatballs
  • Porcupine Meatballs (made with rice)
  • and the list goes on and on.

There is a restaurant in New York that has 54 different kinds of meatballs.

To celebrate, some restaurants give a free side order of meatballs, while others are donating money to homeless shelters. Cook yourself up your favorite meatballs or go out and order some from a restaurant near you!


Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National Meatball Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

I didn’t realize it was National Meatball Day when I did my menu planning for dinner tonight … and yet, I managed to put meatballs on the menu.  I must be psychic or something!

I had some turkey meatballs in the freezer, and a jar of spaghetti sauce in the cupboard.  Both of those are now in the crockpot, along with some frozen chopped zucchini and some frozen chopped celery.  It’s going to be a busy and day, and I use my crockpot whenever I get the opportunity.  And adding a few extra veggies to the sauce is always a good idea.

Now, when I get home, I’ll just cook a little spaghetti and have the sauce and meatballs ready. That, with a little salad, will make a wonderful dinner for my daughter and I.

Dinner is served!  🙂

 (This post was shared at Motivation Monday today)

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