I just want to take a moment to thank all of my loyal followers (because I know there are thousands of you!) who have encouraged me throughout this challenge. Really, although I'm doing this for myself, the challenge and fun of it, I would have quit long ago without your interest evidenced by your kind comments. Thank you!
There were several mishaps in the preparation of this meal, but since I've had so many of those lately, I will spare you the details. Suffice it to say that my knight in shining armor came through yet again to save the day, and the meal was made as the recipe stated, and not even that late into the night. Thank you so much, Adam!
The Swiss chard was a little much, but Katie and I enjoyed it. Even Max ate his helping. The meatballs were different, sweet with just a hint of crunch from the pine nuts, and everyone but Katie seemed to like them. And, of course, the bread was quickly devoured.
Good dinner, and I may make the meatballs again, if I can find the right pairing for a side dish that doesn't include leaves bigger than my children: