Let's have a Meat Ball Challenge

  • January 25, 2014 · 4:00 PM
  • JoJo's House

So many of the 'Minga Valley' crowd have been bragging about their 'meata' balls - let's put it to the test. JoJo has graciously offered her house for the event

This is going to be a gastronomic EVENT! If you haven't already signed up to bring something NOW is the time to do it. JoJo has been gracious enuf to host this event we can't expect her to make all the food too!

I AM making the winning meat-a-balls! nuff said!

After JoJo's a few people are heading to Archies for a terrific Blues Band. If you think you would like to join that group please RSVP on the secondary event so we know who to look for at Archies.

Kind regards,

Barbi


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy Monday! Did anyone leave a black Land's End Vest at my house along with a Dice Game? If so, I have them and can return at the next activity that we both attend.

    February 3, 2014

    • Barbi I.

      JoJo, the dice game is probably mine.

      February 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay, cool. will give to you the next time we get together. No takers on the Black Vest yet!

      February 3, 2014

  • Sandra

    Thank you all!!!!!
    What a fun time...great people...and so much delicious food. lol

    January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      All I know is that I have all this wonderful left over food to enjoy! Thanks all!

      2 · January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You enjoy !! Rather have all that wonderful food left over at your house instead of mine. It was all so good.

      January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congratulations to Sandra who won the meatball challenge. It was a pleasure losing to you. I must get
    your recipe. I see national for you. Soon we will see Sandra's Italian Meatballs in all the stores. For the rest of us, always room for improvement. LOL Sandra Rocks..

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Brenda

      Congrats, Sandra!!! I loved them all!!

      January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have to say, Barbi is so right. Every time we are together it is so much fun I hate to see it end. We all are so blessed. I know it makes me wicked happy..

      2 · January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    .thank you JoJo for hosting all of us. I love this group. Lots of laughs with fabulous people. Great meatballs!!

    January 26, 2014

  • Barbi I.

    It would appear that it would be impossible to have a bad time with this group! Any and every time I am with you folks all my worries go away and I just feel so freakin' HAPPY. Thank you friends.

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Brenda

      Back atcha!

      January 26, 2014

  • Kate (.

    Congrats to all the 'entree's and winners! It was all yum-0! Great group, so many laughs, and just fun! Thanks to Jo Jo/Barbi. Onto the next challenge!

    January 26, 2014

  • kathy

    Fabulous time at the meat ball challenge. Thank you Jo-Jo and Barbie for all your hard work. It was great to see everybody!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great evening. So much laughter and fun.

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great company! Lots of laughs! And the meatballs were delicious!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really fun party!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time. Thank you JoJo for hosting and Barbi for organizing. Delicious meatballs. It was nice to see everyone. Can't wait to meet you all again.

    January 26, 2014

  • Mary J.

    Thanks JoJo for a great time. All the meatball makers were winners in my eyes. What a fantastic group of women. Thanks to you too Barbi

    January 26, 2014

  • Lesley

    Thanks for hosting,JoJo. Think everyone had a good
    time. Good group of ladies,food & conversation.

    January 26, 2014

  • Sandra

    Thank You JoJo we had a wonderful time...what a great group also Thank You to Barbie.
    I had fun making the meatballs but I must admit it was more fun winning the crown. lol

    January 25, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Thanks for hosting JoJo - had a great time - hope to make it to another meetup soon.

    January 25, 2014

  • Brenda

    Great, great time!! And to all the meatball makers, you were all winners in my book! Yum-o!! JoJo, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HOSTING!! You are definitely the hostess with the most-ess!! And, Barbi, thanks! Thanks! Thanks! :) See you all soon!

    January 25, 2014

  • Ginette

    Awesome group of people. Lots of fun.

    January 25, 2014

  • Barbi I.

    Hi everyone,
    I'm not sure about all the carpooling arrangements - a few people are meeting at my house and traveling from here. We will be leaving my driveway no later than 3:10PM. If you would like to follow from here that would be fine. If so, respond here and I'll send you an email with directions and phone number.

    January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Annie Kathy wuIll be at the Target in Methuen at 345! I do not have her number! I will shoot her an email! My address is 76 Stacey Cir Windham NH 03087. My cell is[masked]

      January 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Annie...I'll be at the methuen target at 3:45. In the right side of the parking lot close to the street

      January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    You can also park on Stacey Cir (remember to take the 2nd entrance into the condo complex). If you park on this road, please pull far enough off the road so as not to block traffic. There is also another designated parking area near the mailboxes and tennis courts which is a bit further walk. Please do not park behind the garage next to mine as this is my neighbor's. Any questions when you arrive, just call my cell which I will have next to me. Looking forward to seeing you all! JoJo

    January 22, 2014

    • Carol 0.

      Hi joanne sorry you r getting yhis late. I tried to change my rsvp today at noon from a yes to a no. I emailed barb already...I have to cnacel due to overtime hours offered me today. Thx ans sorry for the inconvenience. Have a great time. Thank you carol07a

      January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interesting in carpooling from Haverhill let me know. We could meet at Target and go from there.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Kate (.

      You are all set with directions?

      January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Annie...I'll be leaving target in methuen at 3:45 in a Red Subaru so the snow is not a problem. Hope to see you them. I'll park to the right front of the store but near the street.

      January 25, 2014

  • Debbi

    Sorry, just found out I have family visiting unexpectedly and not 100% that I can make this. :( I know I'm missing out on a great time and yummy meatballs!! ENJOY.

    January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be attending this event, but I wish all of you luck. May I say there are two of you (and you know who your are) that I wish the most luck too. I look forward to hearing who won this difficult challenge!

    January 24, 2014

  • Sandra

    Carol...so happy to see that you are coming you will not be sorry...you are going to love what I am taking!!!!!

    January 24, 2014

  • Mary R.

    I am sure you will all understand....my Father is fighting the fight of his life with a very rare, aggressive cancer. Cancer if the Sinus! Only 2 in 1 million people get it. Although I REALLY need this night, I am so sad and really not up to it. My heart is so broken, it is all I can do to keep it together for work and to be strong for him and my Mother.
    Sad I will have to miss this.....please pray for my Dad if you can, his name is Joseph....Thank you from the bottom of my heart ...

    2 · January 23, 2014

    • Mary J.

      Your father and your whole family are in my prayers.

      2 · January 24, 2014

    • Barbi I.

      Prayers are on the way for all of you. Stay strong my friend!

      2 · January 24, 2014

  • Kate (.

    I am just getting on the wait list. Will chk back for what to bring. Gee, I did think of that boiling water, but I see that it is already taken, ha ha.

    January 23, 2014

    • Janice C

      I was going to bring a bottle of Baileys as it was suggested by Barbi...better than the boiling water..LOL

      January 23, 2014

  • Janice C

    I am cancelling as i am headed North to ME for a few days to visit my girl friend....Yay annie
    now you are off the waitlist....Love the pic of your kitty ...ENJOY the metaballs :)

    January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone is having a good week so far! I wanted to post some info on the parking situation at my condos. Barbi will park her car behind my garage. One other car can park behind her. There is a designated parking spot right in front of my condo that holds about 5 cars. Typically my daughter is in the 1st spot. Not sure if she will be home or not. If she is, 2 cars can park behind her and the rest can park in any open spot. There is another open parking area, as soon as you turn into my Unit. You can park there as well.

    January 22, 2014

  • Mary R.

    Change in plans, I will bring Shrimp Cocktail, hope that is okay :)

    January 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mary, Glad you can make it and Shrimp Cocktail is always delicious!

      January 21, 2014

  • Barbi I.

    I am so very sorry to the other 'meatballers'. There is just no possible way your meatballs can be better than mine.
    My meatballs are in the oven right now and my house smells like little Italy! The meatballs will go in the freezer. Friday night I will start my award winning ragu (Bolognese) gravy.

    January 20, 2014

    • Mary :.

      Sounds delicious...gravy? LOL, I know that's Italian for sauce, right?

      1 · January 20, 2014

    • Barbi I.

      Yup, and I'm French Canadian but still know that! I just fake it cuz I live here.

      2 · January 20, 2014

  • Mary R.

    I would Love to attend! I will make Italian wedding soup....with, of course LITTLE Meat A Balls!

    January 20, 2014

    • Mary R.

      Barbi, now I feel bad...I did not look at my datebook...I can still come, but will be out all day Saturday! I will bring Shrimp Cocktail. I will make you the soup sometime, I promise!

      January 20, 2014

    • Barbi I.

      No worries, I love shrimp too. The next time you make the soup put a serving in the freezer for me though! Glad you are coming on Saturday with or without soup!

      January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was looking forward to this event, but need to cancel. Enjoy! May the best Chef win!

    January 20, 2014

  • Donna

    Hi, never fails - while I was on the waitlist, another event came up for the same day & time. Sorry I have to miss it and possibly there will be another "challenge" I can attend.

    January 13, 2014

    • Mary :.

      Hahahahaha, chili schmili, Barbi. I make fabulous boiled water!

      5 · January 14, 2014

    • Brenda

      Would love to try JoJo's No Bean Chili AND Irish Mary's boiled water, too! :)

      2 · January 14, 2014

  • Sue B.

    I will bring an appetizer...not sure what just yet though!

    January 14, 2014

  • Debbi

    I will bring a dessert.

    January 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Debbi!

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Morning All! So looking forward to 2014 and all our wonderful activities! Most folks have RSVP'd with their contributions to this event, but if not could you please let me know what you can contribute? We have 20 attendees so need lots of yummy food. Right now we could use a few more appetizers as we only have a veggie dip so far. We possibly could use 1 more dessert as well other than cookies as we have lots of those. Thanks everyone!

    January 8, 2014

    • kathy

      JoJo, I am bringing a hot appetizer. (That's what we had agreed on awhile ago.)

      January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mary and Kathy, perfect!

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Brenda

    Hi JoJo, I have down that you needed a salad. Hope that's still good. Let me know if you would prefer something else. Thanks!

    January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Brenda a salad would be perfect. So far I have a Caesar Salad, Chicken Salad and Tossed Green Salad.

      January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing bread and red wine...could bring an app too if that helps! just let me know.

    December 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Joanne...I'll bring a baked brie appetizer along with bread and wine! Looking forward to the rumble!!!

      January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kathleen, Perfect.

      January 8, 2014

  • Mary J.

    I am set up to bring cookies but can change that to an appetizer or a different dessert. It is no problem for me. Is it alright if I change and what would you prefer I bring?

    January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mary Jo, I have you down for cookies and white wine! That is fine. I am waiting to hear from some folks who have not responded yet. We should be good to go! Thanks for reaching out!

      January 8, 2014

  • Sandra

    I am so embarrassed I deleted this meetup by mistake I am still taking my prize winning meatball.
    You girls are not getting rid of me that fast...OhhhhhhhhNooooooo.

    2 · January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Morning! I am just taking inventory on what we have for food so far for the Meat A Ball Challenge! So far we have, 3 making meatballs. 1 Salad. Brenda, I told you an Appetizer or Salad, but could you make a salad? We are in need of a 2nd. 3 Desserts. 2 Appetizers. If you have not RSVP'd yet with your food contribution, we could use either another salad or a few more appetizers. Or Meatballs if you are up to the challenge!! Thanks Everyone!

    December 30, 2013

    • Brenda

      Salad it is ... and THANKS FOR ORGANIZING! :)

      December 30, 2013

  • Mary :.

    Are Irish Marys allowed to come? ;)

    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Mary :.

      Hahahahahaha!

      December 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm with you Mary...no Italian blood in me!!

      1 · December 30, 2013

  • Lesley

    Hi Joanne,
    Will bring a veggie dip & bottle of white wine.

    December 30, 2013

  • Brenda

    Hi Joanne! Thanks for hosting this! I was slated to bring a bottle of red wine. What would you like me to bring?

    December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Brenda, could you bring an appetizer or salad along with the red wine? That would be fabulous!

      December 13, 2013

    • Brenda

      You got it! Thanks again, Joanne!

      December 13, 2013

  • Mary J.

    I was planning on bringing white wine and ricotta cheese cookies but can bring anything you need.

    December 12, 2013

    • Mary J.

      great, will do. :) Thanks for organizing this Jo Jo

      December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was the least I could do since Barbi is already hosting the wine tasting!!! It will be fun!!!!

      December 13, 2013

  • Barbi I.

    I'm bringing meatballs but I don't go anywhere without wine! I'll bring a BIG bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

    December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ha Ha! Barbi, A woman after my own heart!!! Thanks!

      December 13, 2013

  • kathy

    I had previously signed up to bring a bottle of Baileys, but I saw that someone else is now doing that. Would you rather that I bring something else? I am flexible and open to suggestions.
    Kathy

    December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kathy, If you could bring an appetizer of some sort that would be great! We have a veggie dip so far! Thanks.

      December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yeah !! I will bring meatballs and Italian cookies I will be making.
    I'm feeling real Italian and Christmas-e...LOL I feel like we are
    playing the game" in Grandfathers Trunk" Like, I will bring A-Apple, B-ball and so on..

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Connie, I love Italian Cookies...Yummy....

      December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too.. I love the cookies and candies and these cooking are wonderful.. Sweet like me.. LOL

      1 · December 12, 2013

  • Lesley

    Veggie Dip & ? .

    December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Veggie Dip is great.

      December 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, I will have a few bottles of wine (probably white as I know NOTHING about red). So if anyone wants to bring their own libation, that would be greatly appreciated!!!! I am going to make my homemade bolognese sauce and I will cook pasta. I am also contemplating making my crockpot lasagna!

    December 12, 2013

  • Barbi I.

    I'm bringing meatballs and anything else that you would like me to bring.

    December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Barbi, Meatballs sound good for now. If we need anything else you and I can touch base as the date gets closer.

      December 12, 2013

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