My family loves spaghetti and meatballs and we typically have pasta and marinara on Monday nights. When I am up to the task, we have meatballs, too. I have to admit though, they are a lot of work. Heating up the oil can be wasteful if only for a dozen so recently I began making enough to freeze 2 containers of 12 each. With all the activities and running around, we get the full effect 2 more times with a fraction of the work and no mess! I use my 1oz scoop to roughly measure out the amount needed. It saves time and makes them more consistent in size. I like to buy the meat the day I am making them and I let it sit out for 30 minutes to warm up before making the meatballs.