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Swedish Meatballs and Holiday Dinner…without Lutefisk! — 15 Comments

  1. Katie, I’ve been looking for a decent Swedish Meatball recipe…yours is worthy, my previous attempts were not!
    As for your restuarant food, I look the French Bento Box presentation.
    I’m sure the Gauls will make it their own in no time…Le Bento-oise!

  2. Arrgh! I couldn’t get restaurant photos that good if I clicked through the whole meal. Nice work!
    (I get my Swedish meatballs from Ikea, frozen. They’re surprisingly good.)

  3. Hi Katie
    It’s been a wonderful blogging year.
    I have much inspiration from so many like minded cooks.
    This is to wish you a Very Merry Christmas/Holidays and a Fabulous 2008
    Looking forward to lots more contact in the New Year
    Cheers Gilli

  4. Double dose of stories–I’ll take it! Sounds like a wonderful trip. My wife and I ate like that in Italy on our honeymoon…I’ve never spent so much on a meal in my life, but it was so worth it. And I am a big fan of the little pre and post desserts.
    The meatballs look delicious.
    If I don’t get a chance to post between now and then, happy holidays and new year, Katie!

  5. I did smile and nod my head reading your dilemma about getting good restaurant shots. How come some people do it so well?
    Anyway, have a great rest of the vacation and thanks for sharing the Swedish Meatballs with Presto Pasta Nights. It’s first up when I get back to Halifax.
    Have a happy holiday and a great 2008

  6. You know, I just realized this morning that this would be my first Christmas sans lefse! 🙁 I know it’s really time-consuming, but I wonder if there’s some sort of adapted recipe I could make here? (goes off to do a google search)

  7. Good job on the restaurant shots. And the food, ah to die for! The potatoes fried in goose fat, oh yum! Seconds for me on that one! We do the same traveling, pig out on dinner and then when dessert time, forget it. I never can move. But truthfully, sometimes I will do 2 appetizers instead of having a dessert. Sweets are low on the list. Ditto me on all of your photo comments. Sometimes hubby says, “can we just sit and eat tonight?” Yes, there are nights I give in. All looks very good Katie!

  8. Great story about growing up in the north country! Lutefisk — I’ve heard of it but never eaten it. (for some reason in my mind it’s associated with gefilte fish. ugh.) Anyway, your meatballs look delicious and sound like the perfect holiday comfort food!

  9. Peter, Bento Box…that’s what it reminded me of…thanks!
    Cookiecrumb, frankly, I was amazed! There really only was one click for each pic. I’ve heard that about the Ikea meatball…must try!
    Merry Christmas to you, too Gilli! And everyone else!!!
    Mike, I do love the meals….but I no longer think I could do it for 2 weeks. Have to take a vacation from the vacation. Happy holidays to you and yours, as well!
    Thanks, Ruth, and your and yours the same!
    Sam, If you find the recipe…and make the lefse, let me know!
    Deb, I really have the hardest time passing on the cheese – and it’s usually what puts me from comfortably full to groaning!
    Lydia, it’s preserved in/with lye….need I say more?
    Tanna, yeah and I’d do it again in a heartbeat…. although that could be at risk eventually…

  10. Thanks for the spinach/foie grass recipe!!!! MMmmmmmmm, I’m doing it for the holidays… it’s so easy and so yummy!
    Happy holidays!