Monday was the feast day of St. Lucia. Alas, Ezra did not wake me up by singing and bringing me coffee and a saffron cake. But we did celebrate at dinner by making Swedish meatballs.
Cooking was a relay race between me, my mom and my husband , as I periodically dropped out of kitchen contributions to meet the needs of Ezra. For instance, he had to eat partway through the preparation and, of course, as soon as we sat down to eat.
We used the recipe for “Scandinavian meatballs” and rice pilaf with scallions and dill from How to Eat Supper, a beloved cookbook from Lynne Rosetto Kasper of public radio’s “The Splendid Table.” Lynne is such a prominent force in my culinary life that we are on a first name basis in my kitchen. These meatballs involved ground turkey, beef, prunes, spices and wine, with a sauce made of wine and deliciousness. They were quite possibly the best meatballs I have ever eaten. Thank you, Lynne ( and Mom and Pdubs).