The first time I made this for my family, my daughter asked, “What’s the difference between Swedish meatballs and Italian meatballs?” I thought for a few seconds and said, “Italian meatballs taste like summer, and Swedish meatballs taste like winter.”
Obviously this is a gross generalization. For my Italian meatballs, I always use basil in the sauce, and it just tastes like summer. Here, the parsley with the dijon and the nutmeg – man alive, it just feels so winter, to me. Maybe even a little Christmas, I dare say.
Whatever time of year it may be, this dish is comfort in a bowl. Tender meatballs, a rich mushroom gravy, set atop a heaping portion of mashed potatoes. Great for meal prep or week night meals, but special enough to be Sunday dinner as well. This version keeps out the dairy and grain, but has a flavor that will carry you through the coldest of days.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]
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