Tonight’s dinner was super good. It is a recipe from Rachael Ray’s 365: No Repeats cookbook (#125 to be exact). This is easy to make and had a really great flavor. To sum it up, saute some celery, carrots, onions, mushrooms and bay leaves, add some flour, then some chicken stock and beef stock (the combination of the two gives it a veal stock flavor according to Rachael) and let it come to a boil. Meanwhile, mix some ground veal (I used ground beef, Ross wasn’t sure about ground veal and I didn’t see any at the store anyway) with some breadcrumbs, an egg, some mustard and nutmeg. Let those cook, then add some egg noodles, let them boil, remove it from the heat and add some sour cream.
The flavor of this was really good and a little bit different from what I expected. I actually wasn’t sure it would have enough flavor, but it really did.
Swedish Meat Dumpling Soup
1 tbs olive oil
2 tbs butter cut into pieces
1/2 lb mushrooms thinly sliced
2 celery ribs thinly sliced
1 cup shredded carrots
1 med onion thinly sliced
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
2 tbs flour
2 cups beef broth
1 qt chicken broth
1 lb ground veal or a mix of ground beef veal and pork combined
2 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1 egg beaten
1/2-2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 lb egg noodles[med or wider]
1 cup sour cream
2-3 tbs chopped fresh chives or dill
2-3 tbs chopped fresh parsley
Melt butter and olive oil together
Add mushrooms celery carrots onions and bay leaf
Cook until mushrooms are tender and the other veggies begin to soften
Season with salt and pepper add in the flour and cook another minute
Whisk in the beef and chicken broth
Cover the pot and bring to a boil
While the soup comes to a boil mix the veal with the mustard egg breadcrumbs nutmeg salt and pepper
Roll the meat into small balls 1″ in diameter tops
Remove the lid from the pot and add the balls
After 2-3 min stir in the noodles and cook 6 min more
Turn off the heat and stir the sour cream into the soup
Discard bay leaf
Serve soup with sprinkle of chives or dill and parsley.
We had this with a Dole Distinctively Salad mix. I love these, and I think this one is my favorite. Here is the description from the Dole website.
The Distinctively Dole Perfect Harvest Salad Kit is a ready to eat complete salad with 40% MORE lightly sweetened, dried cranberries and crunchy diced almonds. Served on Fresh Field Green lettuces, With DOLE’S OWN Apple Cider Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing.