Cold weather brings out a better cook in me and I am less likely to depend on my standard roast beef, spaghetti, and fried chicken recipes. Stevie Junior was studying Sweden in school this week and I remembered that I had seen a great new recipe for Swedish Meatballs in a magazine. I surprised him by making them for dinner. Helping with homework at this level doesn’t challenge me too much and sometimes I even learn something.
I can’t recall if we learned about Sweden at all when I attended elementary school. History was centered on the the war at that time and not repeating those mistakes. My teen years were full of worries about another war, and I remember the relief I felt when Steve finished his military service. I had gone to work after high school and really enjoyed making my own money. That was the first time that I had the chance to choose my own clothes, hats, and accessories. I remember feeling slightly extravagant paying for my first pair of really good gloves. I wore them until the seams started to fray, and they now live in my trunk. The variety of choices wasn’t good due to the conditions, but I loved handing over my own money at the department store. At least everyone was going through the same circumstances. It’s hard to remember now how much less choice we had in shopping just a short time ago. Daisy and Stevie Junior have it pretty good these days. Steve works hard to provide for us, and I keep a good home.
These Swedish Meatballs make a great appetizer also. For dinner, I serve them over buttered noodles.