There are some mysterious events on the food calendar for today. First up is: 1812 Richard Kirwan was born. Kirwan was an eccentric Irish chemist who hated flies. He had dysphagia, which is the inability to swallow food without convulsive movements. He always dined alone. I wonder if the flies and the convulsive movements were linked in any way. I suppose we’ll never know.
Next up, we find out that, in 1908, John Krohn walked over 9,000 miles around the perimeter of the United States with his wheelbarrow. He completed the walk in 357 days, resting on Sundays. One assumes the wheelbarrow was empty? Poor man.
And, on this day in 1976, Great-Britain & Iceland settle their codfish war. Isn’t that something, a war the Americans didn’t interfere in!

On my shores, aside from corrupt government officials and philandering sportsmen, there is little news and, try as I do, I can’t even glam up my hearty food …
Les boulettes de viande dans la sauce de tomate épicée sur le riz blanc …
Le polpette di carne nella salsa al pomodoro speziata sul riso bianco …
Fleischfrikadellen in würziger Tomatensoße auf weißem Reis …
Las albóndigas en la salsa picante de tomate en el arroz blanco …

At the end of the day, in plain old English, it remains meatballs in tomato sauce, on plain white rice.

This is my contribution to Tandy’s ingredient challenge to cook a dish using cumin, onion and coriander. I also want to thank Tandy for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award.


59 Comments Add yours

  1. odd things in the past…………….

    the meatballs look warm and tasty

    1. theonlycin says:

      They’re very comforting in this weather 🙂

  2. earlybird says:

    they look good – even without an exotic name!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks earlybird 🙂

  3. Tandy says:

    no matter which way you say it, those look really scrummy! Thanks for taking part in the challenge 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks you, keep ’em coming 🙂

  4. Nothing wrong with meatballs in tomato sauce, on plain white rice – by any other name they would taste as good.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      The family didn’t complain 🙂

  5. I shall make this today! My favourite, and I have been neglecting meatballs!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Best put that right, Kate 🙂

  6. Tilly Bud says:

    I’m not a fan of meatballs but they look tasty. perfect for cold days.

    I remember the codfish war! It was all over the news for ages.

    1. theonlycin says:

      What was it about, Tilly?

      1. Tilly Bud says:

        Fishing rights. Iceland and Britain both claimed the same area of sea.

        We backed down (no Iron Lady in charge then).

      2. theonlycin says:

        Ah … and was there shooting and stuff? Going off to read, thanks for the link 🙂

  7. Sue Chef says:

    I thought the meatballs had the rice in them, hence my porupine comment yesterday. The sun is shining! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Good, I didn’t like the idea of eating porcupines. Enjoy the sun.

  8. And if you leave them outside for a minute they will turn into red missiles! It is unbelievably cold!

    1. theonlycin says:

      You’re telling me!

  9. bluebee says:

    Delicious by any other name, Cin!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Right you are, bluebee 🙂

  10. nursemyra says:

    a codfish war?!?!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Don’t get excited, Myra … it’s codfish, not codpiece … 😉

  11. mairedubhtx says:

    They look delicious in any language.

  12. suzicate says:

    Ah, good old meatballs in sauce…comfort food! I made some last week and served over pasta and then had the leftovers on subrolls with mozerella. (Actually I wanted moz but was out and used swiss, still good!)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sounds good, suzicate 🙂

  13. Tes says:

    I am such a big meatball fan 🙂 Just wanna eat those 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hehe Tes, bet yours are delicious 🙂

  14. YumO…., meatballs, gotta love a good meatball 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Indeed, Cheffie 🙂

  15. nrhatch says:

    On top of spaghetti
    All covered with cheese
    I lost my poor meatball
    When somebody sneezed
    (Or had a convulsive moment while attempting to swallow ~ I’m not entirely sure)

    It rolled cross the table
    And onto the floor
    And then my poor meatball
    It rolled out the door
    (And got covered with flies. Filthy pilfering flies. Horrible, ghastly beasts!)

    Smiles! 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      Bwahahaha! Your crack me up!

  16. granny1947 says:

    We are having fishpie ala Mex.
    I just love your previous post.
    It worries me a bit.
    I don’t seem to have any of those lovely/sad memories.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Maybe they’re lurking somewhere?

  17. slpmartin says:

    I don’t think I’ve had meatball on plain rice…will give it a try. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope it doesn’t disappoint, Charlie 🙂

  18. gospelwriter says:

    Nothing wrong with meatballs in tomato sauce on plain white rice… looks hearty enough, and lovely in its way

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yep Ruth, humble has its place 🙂

  19. I’ve never ever heard of meatballs in white rice. Now that is something new my husband might like! I’ll ask him about it.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Let me know what he says 🙂

  20. It looks like a good comfort food.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, it is that, Linda 🙂

  21. adeeyoyo says:

    We had meatballs last night, delicious. Would have loved them on pasta with cheese though a la Nancy!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It does sound good that way, adee!

  22. Meatballs in tomato sauce over plain white rice sounds like a good meal.

    Walking the perimeter of the U.S. with a wheelbarrow. Hm. Maybe he was looking for sea shells. Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. carol, u n i can enjoy this one together.

      1. theonlycin says:

        Would it be nice if we could all sit down together and enjoy, Doc?

    2. theonlycin says:

      Sea shells? There’s a thought … 🙂

  23. souldipper says:

    You multi-lingual madonna! I wonder…bet it was devoured with relish.

    1. souldipper says:

      Don’t you dare say something like…”no, we didn’t add relish…” 😀

      1. theonlycin says:

        LMAO … relished our meal 🙂

    2. theonlycin says:

      Haha, thanks to Google translator 😉

  24. libraryscene says:

    Perhaps he kept that wonderful children’s book in his ‘barrow to keep him company…I think I shall ponder a second go, raise money for libraries…. fun post!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh, I love your idea 🙂

  25. Tokeloshe says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Tok 🙂

  26. Jamie Dedes says:

    If you have been monitoring some of the gossip that passes for news here, you will not that lately we (Americans) emphasize the codpiece, but historically we have not been into cod fish. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      The only US codpiece I’m aware of is Mister Weiner’s, which is … erm … BIG news here 😉

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