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.
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
whole allspice, a few berries
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!