I can't make meatballs without eating some before they make it into the dish. I seem to have a need to try one from each batch even though they come from the same mix. If one happens to roll on to the counter, well, heaven forbid. I eat my share before anyone else even gets one. Of course I make sure that there is plenty for me when we all sit down together.
Last year I even made a meatball chili for the local chili cook off. I made Italian meatball soup for dinner tonight and by the time it was done I wasn't even hungry.
Love and respect