BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU 2017 – The flowers of Nina were flying off the shelves and out the doors of Systembolaget this morning

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Beaujolais Nouveau goes excellent with chicken, fish and pork but I leave further reviews to the professionals.

The bottles remaining at Systembolaget were flying off the shelves this morning. From home we were tracking the numbers in stock falling at each store as we were deciding where to go and then speeding to the store.

Happy and relaxed that we managed to secure the last 2 bottles from two stores.

Looking forward to having them with our Christmas ham :-)

Thanks Systembolaget for not simply raising the price of this bottle that would easily sell for even twice the price.

#beaujolaisnouveau #fleurdenina #systembolaget

SWEDISH MEATBALLS | From the grind up…

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200 grams of minced pork
300 grams of minced beef
0.5 dl of white bread crumbs
1 dl milk
1/2 onion shopped
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
Fine ground white pepper

Mix the milk with the breadcrumbs and allow to swell. Peel and finely chop the onion. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. I added some fresh green herbs to the mix.

Roll into round meatballs and place on a platter or cutting board. Soak your hands in water to make it easier to roll the meatballs.

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Fry the meatballs in butter in a frying pan. Start by frying at medium temperature and then lower the heat to low and allow the meatballs to be completely cooked through.

Serve em up in classic fashion with mashed potatoes, gravy and “rårörda lingon”.

“Rårörda lingon” is easy to do yourself. Just mix two parts fresh cranberries with one part sugar. Mix sugar and cranberries in a bowl. Stir gently until the sugar has dissolved.

Enjoy :-)