Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lazy Wednesday evening…with IKEA food?!?!?!?!

I was up till 4am the other day. I just couldn’t sleep! The last thing on my mind was to prepare some elaborate dinner last night.

The perfect solution???!!! Well, IKEA of course! No, we didn’t start munching on computer desks and bed frames. That’s stupid (although there are some who actually do like the hint of “oak” is some of their coffee tables)! We know IKEA is famous for furniture that are both innovative and reasonably priced.

But IKEA also produces its own line of food items. IKEA food, like the brand’s furniture line, is also both innovative and well priced. Where else could you buy a Swedish bar of chocolate for $1 (they come in dark and milk)? Whatever IKEA offers in its café you’ll probably be able to purchase from their Swedish Food Market and cook at home.

What could be more IKEA than Swedish meatballs (nope, furniture is more IKEA but please go with me here!)? So for last night’s dinner we had Swedish meatballs with all the trimmings. The frozen meatballs only took 20 minutes in the oven, the gravy about 5 minutes to simmer. I served the meatballs with some generic crinkle cut chips and Caesar salad. The salad was the one that took longest to prepare.

The best thing about IKEA food…it translates well when cooked at home unlike some…

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