Burning love – Brennende kjærlighet

 

I’m really not sure how this dish ended up with the name “Burning Love”. Even did a quick google to see if I could figure it out, but the first bunch of things I found all said the same as me, that they didn’t know how it got it’s name. But at any rate, it’s a really tasty meal. And it’s quick and easy! Heck, it’s so easy I don’t think I can quite call it a recipe even, haha. How quick it is to make is a great winning point for me, cause the less time in the kitchen on workdays gives me more time with my daughter. 🙂

Ingredients:
I’m just leaving what I used here, and you can adjust for how many you’re feeding 🙂

    • Bacon.
    • Sausage / hot dog of choice.
    • Onion.
    • Butter/oil for cooking.

Directions:

  1. Cut the bacon, sausage, and onions into the size you prefer.
  2. Saute the onion. Cook sausage and bacon.
  3. Serve with mashed potatoes.

 

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Pannekaker (Norwegian Pancakes)

Todays recipe is for pannekaker! Which is just Norwegian for pancakes.
In our neck of the woods pancakes aren’t considered a breakfast food, but one of those typical go to weeknight dinners, especially for families as it’s a big hit with the kids. This one is one of my daughters favorite meals, where she’ll squeal “PANCAKES!” while spinning around the kitchen.

 


Makes for 4 servings. 

Ingredients:

  • 13.5 oz plain flour. 
  • 2 teaspoons salt. 
  • 20 oz milk. 
  • 4 eggs. 
  • 2 tablespoons margarine / butter. 

Steps:

  1. Add flour and salt to a bowl. Stir in the milk, whip it until the batter is smooth and no lumps. 
  2. Beat the eggs into the batter. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes. 
  3. Cook the pancakes in a frying pan with a bit of butter on medium heat. The amount of batter really depends on the size of your pan, but it’s supposed to be a fairly thin pancake. 

How you have the pancakes is up to you basically. We tend to have it with jam, sugar, or bacon. My daughters favorite is to add a bit of cinnamon with her sugar. 

 

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Vegetable Soup with Chicken

I love veggie soup, it’s just comfort in a bowl to me. I got hit with one of those random cravings, so veggie soup it was! Funnily enough for a person who isn’t the greatest at eating her veggies, most of the recipes I found didn’t quite hit the spot for me in terms of veggies. I found quite a few recipes that all just required one or two veggies, so I ended up combining them to the recipe below. It turned out pretty good!

Ingredients:

  • 33 oz water.
  • 2 carrots.
  • 1 small leek.
  • 5 oz rutabaga.
  • 3.5 oz celeriac / celery root.
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced into strips.
  • 2 bullion cubes.

Instructions:

  1. Wash and peel the vegetables.
  2. Cut the vegetables in small pieces.
  3. Bring water and salt to a boil.
  4. Put the veggies in the water and boil them for about 8 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken when the veggies are almost boiled.
  6. Add bullion, and salt and pepper to taste.

Alternatively you can cook the chicken before, that’s what I did! It’s also really tasty with some freshly baked bread as a side.

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Swedish Sausage Stroganoff

I know when people usually think Swedish food they jump to the Swedish meatball, but here is an alternative. I lived in Sweden for 6 years and my favorite Swedish recipe is the Korv Stroganoff (Korv being Swedish for sausage). I was introduced to it having lunch out one day, used some bag mixes to make it at home while I still lived in Sweden, and realized after I left Sweden that I should have been making it from scratch all along! 

Best of all in my house is that this is kiddo approved, and I joke that my daughter is the worlds pickiest eater. This is a dish she’ll actually request seconds, and occasionally even thirds of!

 

Originally for a proper Korv Stroganoff you should use Falukorv, which is a type of Swedish sausage. But if you don’t have that handy any mild flavored sausage will work. The flavor in this dish doesn’t come from the sausage really, it’s all in the sauce. When I lived in the states I tended to use Polish kielbasa for it, or if I was feeling particularly frugal I’ve even used hot dogs. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lbs sausage. 
  • 1 yellow onion. 
  • Butter or margarine. 
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste. 
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard. 
  • Salt and pepper. 
  • 1 cup of cream.

Directions

  1. Slice the sausage into bite sized pieces. Peel and chop the onion. 
    Heat a pan, lightly brown the butter and then add the sausage and onion cooking until browned. 
  2. Add the tomato paste and mustard and stir it in. Then add the cream while stirring. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and let boil for a few minutes. 

That’s it and it’s ready to serve! I usually have it with rice, but the Swedes also opt for boiled potatoes, quinoa, or pasta. 

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