Välkommen! Let’s get Swedish

Mittens and I ventured off to Stockholm, Sweden for some sights and some meatballs. Swedish meatballs are the absolute best. The rich flavor of the gravy combined with some egg noodles and maybe a little sour cream is a little bit of heaven. This isn’t what you’re used to with spaghetti and sauce. Sweden takes meatballs to a whole new level. The balls themselves are usually a combination of pork and beef flavored with cardamom, nutmeg, and onion for an amazing burst of flavor! This dish is widely celebrated all over the world. Mittens and I are huge fans. We will continue to prepare this dish long after our trip.

Stockholm is beautiful because it incorporates new technology and historical tradition. It is the capital of Scandinavia. It is a very aesthetically pleasing city from its greenery to its clean water. Seriously thinking about moving there.


Time For Some Tex-Mex

Mittens and I love exploring all parts of the world, but this time we felt like staying in our own playground and heading to Texas for some delicious Tex-Mex. The easiest way to describe Tex-Mex cuisine is that it’s a little Mexican and a little American. It takes two wonderful culinary backgrounds and makes them into one very delectable lovechild. This food variety doesn’t only exist in Texas… It’s popular in several southwestern states, and has certainly spread to the north as well. BUT, why not go to the home base of where it all began? Who doesn’t love a trip to Texas?

Tex-Mex is not for the faint of heart when it comes to cheese. So, if you’re lactose intolerant, well… Sorry. It’s also chock-full of meats, so… Vegetarians… get some tofu and do what you can. Beef and pork are the meaty front runners of Tex-Mex, although I personally love anything with chicken. And beef. And pork. I love meat. And food. I’m hungry. Where was I? AH! Yes. Tex-Mex recipes are full of spices and flavor. Cumin is one of the more popular and commonly used spices, as it should be because it’s awesome.

I had one of my favorite dishes in Austin, Texas. ENCHILADAS. I don’t know the secret recipe that yielded such delicious things, but I found a recipe that looks very good for you guys to try yourselves at home. I love Texas. Mittens says bye!