Taco Meatballs with Mashed Veggies / Tacokjøttboller med grønnsaksmos

Recipe for a spicy everyday dinner found on aperitif.no
 Taco Meatballs with Mashed Veggies / Tacokjøttboller med grønnsaksmos

Even though it’s a workday, it does not mean you have to eat boring food for that reason. With a simple twist, you can make a traditional dish new and exciting, like with this recipe.

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Frikadelles with Tomato Sauce / Frikadeller med Tomatsaus

A dinner recipe from a special issue of “Husmorens Kokebok” (The Housewife’s Cook Book) published in 1963
Frikadelles with Tomato Sauce / Frikadeller med Tomatsaus

This dish is typical of the dinners here in Norway in the early sixties.
Even the dinnerware and tablecloth are typical for the sixties – Ted

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Beef Patties Creole / Kreolske Karbonader

A spicy pattie recipe found in “New Fashion Plates for
Your Menu” published by Planters Edible Oil Co in 1932

Beef Patties Creole / Kreolske Karbonader

Creole Cuisine is a style of cooking originating in Louisiana, United States which blends French, Spanish, Indian, Caribbean, Portuguese, Greek, Canarian, West African, Amerindian, German, Italian and Irish influences, as well as influences from the general cuisine of the Southern United States.

Creole cuisine revolves around influences found in Louisiana from populations present in Louisiana before the sale of Louisiana to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

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Bacon Steaks / Baconbiffer

A quick dinner recipe found in “52 Søndagsmiddager”
(52 Sunday Dinners) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1983
Bacon Steaks / Baconbiffer

I hope you don’t get too disappointed when you find out that these
steakes are made of minced beef. Norwegians have a tendency to call
large thick patties for steaks. My apologies visitors

Ted
Winking smile

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Cannelloni – Baked and Stuffed Pasta Rolls / Innbakte og Fylte Pastaruller

A classic Italian recipe found in “Ganske Enkelt – Italiensk Kokebok” (Quite Simply – Italian Cookbook) published by Notabene Forlag in 1996
Cannelloni – Baked and Stuffed Pasta Rolls / Innbakte og Fylte Pastaruller

Cannelloni (pronounced [kannelˈloːni]; Italian for “large reeds”) are a cylindrical type of pasta generally served baked with a filling and covered by a sauce in Italian cuisine. Some types of cannelloni need to be boiled beforehand, while for others it is enough to use a more dilute sauce or filling.

Popular stuffings include spinach and ricotta or minced beef. The sauces typically used are Napoletani underneath and besciamella sauce to cover the top.

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Stuffed Peppers / Fylt Paprika

A snack recipe found in “Mat for Alle” (Food for Everyone)
published by Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985
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Stuffed peppers and other vegetables are a cooking technique that can be found many places in the world, but to day most of us usually think of it as traditional Middle Eastern way to prepare food.

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A Spanish Twist on the Mince / Spansk Vri på Kjøttdeigen

A spicy dinner recipe found in “Sundt og Godt” (Wholesome
and Delicious) published by Det Beste in 1988

A Spanish Twist on the Mince / Spansk Vri på Kjøttdeigen

The crispy iceberg lettuce is a refreshing contrast to the strong flavor of the meat sauce. The yogurt has a cooling effect and works well as a side dish. Wholemeal bread and a salad of green beans and squash are excellent accessories.

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Karriboller Og Kokosris / Curry Meatballs And Coconut Rice

A contemporary Norwegian dinner recipe found on rema.no
Karriboller Og Kokosris / Curry Meatballs And Coconut Rice

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Rema 1000 – A part of Norwegian grocers history

It began with the pursuit of a retail concept that was different than the traditional corner store. On a study trip to Germany in 1977 representatives of the Reitan Group were  impressed by the German discount chain ALDI’s implemented simplicity. When Odd Reitan opened the first REMA grocers February 15th, 1979 at Bromstad in Trondheim it was an ALDI imitation.

The initial phase

In the initial phase the selection was limited to 500-600 articles, but this range was too narrow to be profitable. The store in Mo i Rana, which opened the following year, therefore increased the range of products to 1,000 articles. This was a great success and was continued in the three stores which from then went by the name REMA. It also led to the name of the chain being changed to Rema 1000 – an abbreviation for Reitan Food, 1000 articles.

Expansion

The REMA 1000 concept has over the years been developed and improved, and the range of articles has changed in step with the times and customers’ shopping habits. But the Reitan Group still work by the same original philosophy.

Today

The Reitan family are among the richest people in Norway and not long ago people like that had a social conscience. But not in our day and age, The Reitan Group has recently changed their beer distribution routines to increase their earnings even more and it is already begining to cost people their jobs at local breweries. Mack Brewery in Tromsø announced today that they are forced to let 35 people go.

Medieval Monday – Pork Pie / Pai Med Svinekjøtt

A historic pie recipe found on mediumaevum.tumblr.comHeadingMedieval Monday - Pork Pie / Pai Med Svinekjøtt

Tak fayre porke y-broylid, & grynd it smal with yolkys of Eyroun; than take Pepir, Gyngere, & grynd it smal, & melle it with-al, & a lytel hony, & floryssche thin cofyns with-ynne & with-owte, & hele hem with thin ledys, & late hem bake, & serue forth – Original recipe

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Toast Place Concorde

A delicious toast recipe found in “Matglede Som Aldri Før”
(Joy of Food Like Never Before) published by
Skaninavisk Press as in 1977

Toast Place Concorde

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Russian Meatballs / Russiske Kjøttboller

A Russian recipe found in “Internasjoale Familie Favoritter”
(International Family Favourites) published in 1976

Russian Meatballs / Russiske Kjøttboller

If you love recipes with a lot of ingredients this recipe will really
make your day. That is a promise – Ted  😉

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Million Mince with Mash / Millionbøf med Mos

A classic Danish lunch/dinner recipe found on familiejournal.dk
Million Mince with Mash / Millionbøf med Mos

Million mince is a delicious dish and it is very easy to make. When many ingredients are allowed to simmer with the meat, you get an incredibly nice mince that tastes great.

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Cevapcici – Yugoslavian Meatballs / Jugoslaviske Kjøttkaker

A classic dish from the Balkans found in “God Mat fra
Hele Verden” (Great Food From all over The World)
published in 1971

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Meatballs are found in all countries in many different varieties. In Yugoslavia they are usually formed in the shape of croquettes. The farce can be made from pure beef or a mixture of beef and veal or pork. The seasoning is hotter than we are used to in Western Europe. The meatballs should be sharply browned, but must not be cooked dry.

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A Delicate Chewit / En Delikat Chewit

A 16th century recipe found on historyextra.com
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In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. In this article, Sam recreates a delicate chewit – a meat and fruit pie enjoyed in the 16th century.

Sam writes: Britain loves pies, and recipes for them can be found in cookbooks going back centuries. This month I’ve chosen a 16th-century pie called a chewit that mixes sweet and savoury flavours – a combination that was popular in the Tudor era. Recipes from that time often refer to coffins – robust pastry designed more to contain the filling than to be eaten. My version, including measurements, is based on a 16th-century recipe.

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Coney Island Chili Dogs / Coney Island Chilipølser i Brød

A classic chillidog recipe found on lostrecipesfound.com
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In Southeastern Michigan, “Coney Island” refers to 24-hour diners, and, the specific kind of chili-topped, grilled hot-dogs those diners serve. Invented in 1914 at a Jackson, Michigan joint called Todoroff’s Original Coney Island.

The dogs–with their beanless, meaty chili (or “sauce” as it’s called in Michigan), were so popular, many other operators soon spun their own versions.

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