Prepared & Pre-prepping
I suggested he get some prepping done so he wasn't stuck in the kitchen in the afternoon. We discussed getting the meatball mixture made etc.
I went for a shower and came back and lo .. meatballs, prepped, rolled and baked. Go Max. I know that it's customary to cook right before you eat but it often just doesn't work for me to do so. I cook when I have time and then reheat in the oven before serving.
Tomato-based sauce with not too much spatter completed too!!