Funny, there are few, very few items that I make that I honestly do not think I can get anywhere near the quality of anywhere else. I'm not nearly arrogant enough to believe that somewhere, someone, can't make a better steak or chicken francese etc. better than me. That's one of the great things about dining is I love tasting, enjoying and many times trying to replicate dishes I enjoy out.
Not with my meatballs. F' you, F' you and F YOU!! Noboy's meatballs beat mine, and ass such I rarely can bring myself to eat them out. I just don't want to bother being disappointed so you will NEVER see me order a meatball parm sub. Nope, not gunna do it!!
I will on occasion order a meatball appetizer in an Italian restaurant just to gauge my opinion of them. Rarely do they live up to my expectation, however as is the case with Christine's, sometimes I am happily surprised and satisfied with their rendition.