Friday, June 09, 2006

more good things

1. Fage Greek Strained Yogurt with Honey...mmm...never mind that there are 12 grams of fat in one lttle serving, that is why it is so good
2. Petit Suisse Yogurt...double mmm...
3. Rhodes Orange Rolls - cannot get them in New York...sigh...but I do may share of eating them when visiting the Beehive State
4. Chocolate Covered Strawberries -needs no explanation
5. Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream
6. Kouing Aman- I'm really not trying to sound like a food snob here, there really is such a thing, and it really is so good that I can't even tell you about them or you might buy every single one in the city!
7. Beard Papa's cream puffs...even if you do not like cream puffs, you will LOVE these, they make them so fresh, they have to be eaten in 24 hours, which is never a problem
8. Pizza-not just any pizza will do, you have to go to Stew Leonard's and buy the dough, and their own made marinara sauce, top it with Stop and Shop's mozzarella and there you have a serious pizza
9. Naan Bread-Trader Joe's has a good one and to go with it...
10. Biryani Rice -also a Trader Joe's favorite, makes a good meal together with the naan bread

Now these are all things that you can purchase and eat right away or throw together. If you are looking for a recipe, I will give you one since I have to make these twice in one week for my kids' International Picnics at school. The recipe is an old family favorite, although I am not sure how authentic, it works for me.

Swedish Meatballs

1 yellow onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
whole allspice, a few berries
1 egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 cans beef consomme or broth
4 tablespoons flour
butter for pan and a little olive oil

Saute onion in butter and a little olive oil until cooked through. Stir into ground beef. Add egg and bread crumbs, mix, but do not overmix. Roll into balls and brown in same pan as you used for the onions(no need to wash it out, just add a little more butter and oil if needed). Once meatballs are browned all over, take them out of pan and set aside. Add more oil and butter to pan, mely butter and add flour, stirring and cooking flour through, about 1 minute. Then add consomme or broth all at once. Whisk until no longer lumpy. Add meatballs back into pan and simmer meatballs in gravy about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Serve with mashed or boiled potatoes and lingonberries if you want to get really

I realize this is more of a hearty, winter, comfort meal, but when asked to bring a dish of your heritage, this is the only thing I can make besides Swedish pancakes. Jag alskar du!


Lindsey said...

Good list! I'm going to have to try the Petite Suisse yogurt b/c I've never heard of it! And thanks to you, I am now aware of k.a. and Beard Papa's. Oh, and I can't stop eating orange rolls either. The slightest suggestion from you is all it takes....

laura said...

thanks for the pizza dough tip. too bad i'm not into shopping at stew's, huh? i guess if i get a craving for whole wheat pizza, i'll have to make the trip and the annoying journey through the maze of stew leonards.

thanks for bringing me one of those beard papa's. loved it!

Jenni said...

Lindsey, You can buy the petit suisse at Whole Foods and I should have written Lindsey's Orange Rolls instead of Rhodes, they've got nothing on your orange rolls!

Laura, I have to say I haven't tried their whole wheat pizza dough because you know how much my kids LOVE whole wheat pizza dough!!! The white is the one I've been using. But no pressure to go to Stew's, you can get pizza dough anywhere; Stop and Shop, even Villagio will sell it to you without looking at you like you are crazy! Once I try something that is good, I am afraid to mess with it, so I just keep on buying Stewie's.

Lindsey said...

Have you tried the dough at Trader Joe's? I've been please with all 3 varieties--white, wheat, and herb. Very delicious with their quattro formaggi blend.

I'm heading to Whole Foods, Jenni. I knew there were more wonders to be discovered in that place--it's the organic, gourmet "Disney World" for food lovers.

Lindsey said...

I meant "pleased." No wonder I did so well in English--or it is good?

Denise said...


I'm noticing a theme here as I read your blogs...hmmm...
at least I'll still have this to read after your move. As for the lady who was "chatting" excessively, I just can't see you getting there. Unless your computer turns into blueberries and Fage!:-)

Jenni said...

What theme would that be??? All fattening, no good for you foods?? Yes, that would be the theme. Yes, I'll have to beware of food porn lest I turn into that lady! Did I mention she had a beard? That makes me feel better.