Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On Top of Spaghetti.....a favorite camp song

written by Tom Glazer
sung to the tune of "On Top of Old Smokey"

On top of spaghetti (on top of spaghetti)
All covered with cheese (all covered with cheese)
I lost my poor meatball (I lost my poor meatball)
When somebody sneezed (when somebody sneezed)

It rolled off the table (it rolled off the table)
And onto the floor (and onto the floor)
And then my poor meatball (and then my poor meatball)
Rolled out of the door (rolled out of the door)

It rolled in the garden (it rolled in the garden)
And under a bush (and under a bush)
And then my poor meatball (and then my poor meatball)
Was nothing but mush (was nothing but mush)

Oh, the mush was as tasty (oh, the mush was as tasty)
As tasty could be (as tasty could be)
And early next summer (and early next summer)
It grew into a tree (it grew into a tree)

The tree was all covered (the tree was all covered)
With beautiful moss (with beautiful moss)
It grew lovely meatballs (it grew lovely meatballs)
And tomato sauce (and tomato sauce)

So if you eat spaghetti (so if you eat spaghetti)
All covered with cheese (all covered with cheese)
Hold on to your meatball (hold on to your meatball)
And don't ever sneeze (and don't ever sneeze)

The history of On Top Of Spaghetti????
Tom Glazer who died at the age of 88 on February 21, 2003 is remembered as a true American Folk Song Singer and composer. One of the songs he popularized was the kid's song "On top of Spaghetti". He recorded this song along with other songs for kids on an album in 1963. Many Internet sites also credit him with writing this song.

Tom Glazer may have added verses to On Top Of Spaghetti, however it is very likely a group of kids attending a summer arts and craft camp in 1957 actually made up the original verses, 6 years before Tom Glazer recorded It.

to read the rest of this article go to OnTopofSpaghetti.org

Easy Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 1/2 pounds ground beef (you may also used ground turkey)
1 1/4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 medium yellow onion, chopped (optional)
1 egg, beaten

1 (28 ounce) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 (16 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (14.25 ounce) can tomato puree

1 pkg of Spaghetti

In a bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic, onion, and egg.
Using wet hands, form mixture into meatballs.

In a slow cooker, mix the spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato puree.
Place the meatballs into the sauce mixture.
Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but firm to the bite.
Drain and move onto serving platter.
Spoon the sauce and meatballs over the pasta.

(this is a combination of more than one recipe...one of the original recipes can be found at allrecipes.com)