The flu goes round one thing fierce. Two members of our household have been actually sick final week, which amounted to high school absences, missed play rehearsals and skipped hockey practices. To my full dismay, all of our routines and schedules flew out the window and regular life got here to a grinding halt. There have been many sleepless nights crammed with coughing, tossing and turning. I purchased gobs of cough drops and packing containers of tissues.
I made a pot of turkey noodle soup and we hunkered down collectively on the sofa. I am completely satisfied to report that I’ve efficiently nursed them each again to well being with an excellent dose of affection and residential cooking. I am unhappy to report that now I am the one who’s sick, and I am writing beneath the affect of DayQuil. Learn at your personal danger.
Feeling underneath the climate, the very last thing I needed to do was prepare dinner this week. What I actually needed was a homey, comforting plate of Swedish meatballs swimming in cozy gravy made by my Swedish aunt. One drawback: I haven’t got a Swedish aunt. Fortunately, I occur to know someone who is aware of any person who does.
My chef and meals author good friend, Karista, as soon as revealed a recipe for Swedish meatballs that she acquired from her pal Maria, who actually does have a beloved Swedish aunt named Dagmar. And being that Maria is a meals author with a Scandinavian background, I completely belief that she is aware of what she’s speaking about relating to an ideal, time-honored Swedish meatball.
Utilizing her aunt Dagmar’s recipe as a information, I made my means into the kitchen. The end result was a pan filled with moist, tender meatballs flavored with shallots and a warming contact of allspice. Whereas the meatballs have been baking within the oven, I made the fast pan gravy. It is creamy and delicate, an ideal companion for the meatballs. Historically, this dish is served with a aspect of lingonberry jam, however cranberry sauce is a superb various, and I occurred to have some available. Because of Maria’s aunt Dagmar, I am feeling higher already.
half teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
chives, finely chopped (optionally available)
Preheat oven to 350 levels. Line a big rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir collectively the bread crumbs and heat milk to moisten. Add the pork, beef, shallots, crushed eggs, salt, pepper, and allspice. Utilizing your palms, work the combination collectively till the whole lot is nicely mixed. The combination shall be unfastened and fairly moist. Utilizing a…