When we were little my brother used to have a list of words that would just make him giggle if he heard them. Cadet, trousers, pineapple… I never really understood it. I knew there were words I didn’t like to use but nothing that I thought was overly funny or wonderful about any word.
I do have a few favorite words right now – easy and simple. That has become my mantra for getting through the end of the school year. I want everything to be easy or simple. I figure the one area I can control is dinner so all our dinners are going to be easy or simple.
I will take shortcuts where I can and not feel guilty about it. The other night I used bagged frozen meatballs. I did not make them. I did not freeze them after making them. They were on sale at the grocery store and I weighed my time making them against saving my sanity. Sanity won out.
I found several recipes for Swedish Meatballs but decided to take what I liked from several different recipes to make one I liked and was SIMPLE!
Dinner was on the table in 30 minutes. The most time-consuming part of the recipe was making the gravy because you need to stir it constantly. I served this with green beans and a side salad.
- 2 – 2 1/2 lbs. meatballs (I used Gluten-free frozen meatballs)
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 2 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch mixed with 2 Tablespoons of cold water for a slurry
- 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
- 1-2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1-2 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 cup (can be fat-free) Half and Half
- Salt and Pepper
- Egg Noodles, if desired for serving cooked according to package directions
- Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook until warmed through if frozen or cooked through if raw.
- Remove meatballs to a bowl with a slotted spoon leaving behind butter and or fat in the pan.
- Add chicken stock to pan and stir well.
- Add cornstarch mixture to pan and stir well.
- Stir continually and allow mixture to thicken.
- Add mustard, Worcestershire, honey, half and half, salt and pepper to pan. Taste and add more of ingredients until desired taste. I added more honey because I liked ours a bit sweeter.
- Add meatballs back in the pan and cook in sauce for 3-5 minutes until entire dish is warmed.
- Serve over egg noodles is desired.