You know that family favourite you have? You know, the one that everybody loves and asks for when they visit. Where did it come from? It doesn't matter if it was handed down to you from your parents or found in the back of a magazine, it has roots, but they should not be set in stone. I see recipes as guides, not oracles. The real secret to following your instincts and not recipes, is belief.
If I feel the need to change something then I will and tonight's menu is no different. Spaghetti and meatballs has been a favourite for a long time but it has evolved. To start with we used to bake the meatballs and pour over some tomato sauce. Now we poach the meatballs in the sauce so that the whole meal comes together as one.