Saturday, December 4, 2010
I don't remember if I ever told you about the Simply Recipes blog before. It's my all time favorite food blog. You can get lost in the blog- saving and printing recipes. If you like to cook, I highly recommend that you take a peek and wander around this great blog.
The latest entry is Swedish Meatballs (photo from the Simply Recipes blog). I remember this dish as being pretty popular in the 60's and 70's when I was growing up in Philadelphia. My mom used to make them, although I'm not sure her recipe was as sophisticated as the one on Simply Recipes. I can close my eyes and "see" a big plate of wide egg noodles with these meatballs and lots of gravy over them... along with a green vegetable like beans, peas, or maybe cabbage. I'm thinking peas right now....
This recipe calls for a mixture of beef and pork for the meat. We use a lot of buffalo in place of regular beef. It's a lot lower in fat, cholesterol and calories. Plus- it's local since I live near a buffalo ranch. But the lower fat content makes it behave a little differently in recipes like these. I think I might try mixing buffalo with pork and see if the results are good. I'll let you know how it turns out!
A big thanks to Elise Bauer and all of her wonderful contributors on Simply Recipes for giving us such an amazing blog!
Posted by Sue at 9:20 AM