Stumbling home in the wee hours as the sun is just about to start to make the initial set of lighting to the sky I realized I wanted something. A night out, having a small nibble here or there all night wasn’t cutting it.
It isn’t as though I was trying to only eat little bits, it’s just how the night turned out. Each place we went to had basically a small sampling of appetizers, not the meals that were so boldly advertised on their pamphlets.
Himself wanted something warm, and he stimulated it should be comforting and filling. Oh and not take too long. That’s about the time I threw the towel at his head. Fortunately for him the towel is light, doesn’t travel far and he ducked in plenty of time. The towel fell harmlessly in front of his feet and he knew if there was food to be had, it was up to him to do the making!
He had some fully cooked Swedish meatballs in he freezer and he opted to use those with a simple sauce. In the time it took for this to be pulled together, he also cooked some egg noodles.
His little recipe is as follows:
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 1/2 to 2 cups beef broth (he used some from the store)
1 handful of mushrooms
1 handful of chopped onion
2 big dashes of Worcestershire
3 tbsp sour cream
2 to 3 dozen pre-cooked meatballs (or whatever you feel like)
hot, cooked egg noodles
Melt the butter in a pan and add the flour, and mix until nice and smooth. Now keep mixing until it turns to the “color of coffee and cream”. The color is a bit off here, because the butter is so golden, but here’s the idea.
Carrying on you will slowly add small amounts of the beef broth. It may bubble up some, but that’s to be expected.
Once you have reached is stage, add the mushrooms, onion and Worcestershire and stir. Let the flavors mingle for a bit, frankly you could mix things up skipping mushrooms or the onions, maybe adding thyme or such.
Add the frozen meatballs and ensure coated in the sauce and let warm completely.
Just before serving, add sour cream, maybe a dash more Worcestershire and some pepper and place in top of hot cooked egg noodles.
It sounds like a lot of time, but honestly it was all pulled together in under 20 minutes.